“It was a background task, never part of the limelight,” he told The New York Times. “I kept thinking like Groucho Marx: If I were them, would I keep me?”
If your company hints at layoffs, ask yourself if you’re making a high-visibility impact on the bottom line. Do senior executives view your contribution as vital—or a nice add-on?
If, like Rosenblatt, you sense your job’s at risk, either make yourself indispensable or start researching a severance deal and identify what you’ll do next.