A job like a relationship can end. Todays world allows those with capital many options to gain profit or rewards, there was a time when industry built around mass people employment attracted capital because of the social and economic benefit. Today large-scale employment is more complex, with labour demanding more the cost and return on invest changes and sometimes is not attractive as other options available to capital.
Start developing your niche while working at your job as to ease your transition which will place you in a stronger personal place. At http://www.good.is/members/peter-dopson I have started writing what will be the community of self-employed, when possible stop by it is to allow others to help each other by utilizing each persons skill set and knowledge, to assist building individual self-employment services into a larger community for financial,emotional and total business support.