What do you do when the company closes?
When you start seeing people get laid off left and right, when you see them all dropping in large groups. When you hear customers calling about unreceived services, and you see a new bald patch on the boss’s head, do you duck cover and run? Do you wait it out and see if you are that one special person they want to keep? what would that mean? I mean, if they keep you and let EVERYONE else go. What does that say about you? Does this mean your work ethics are the strongest? Does this mean you are loyal? Or the scary side… Does it mean you are gullible? does it mean that all this time you have been working for less than everyone else and you are so cheap, keeping you will not be an issue? Is that bad? I mean if you were fine with it, and your pay doesn’t stop. Then you’re good to go. Right?
I say start backing up all of your personalized settings and tools, to your phone. then delete them off of the computer/server you have been using and prepare yourself to be ready when the ship fully submerges.
Start job hunting now. Think of everything you do there that no one else does, and consider those for points of interest on your job applications and resume. Also think of the things you love to do and explain how you can do those all day. Just remember, people pay you and value by the things that you do that they don’t want to do.. In this case, while you are freaking out to find a nice dry place to land, think of all of the crap that all of the employees always complained about having to do, and what they always came to you to get help with and make those your strong points on your resume.
For now, my choice is How a designer deals with a lay off.