Youre worried. Its ok, it happens to everyone at some point. And it is usually followed by a few difficult months, with very little money and very little to do. The good news is youve spotted the signs and youre aware of what is happening. Hopefully. If you weren't and you aren't you're in the right place. Get ready, because we have engaged in thorough research, lost several high paying jobs, and interviewed around zero people at the local job-shop just to find out exactly what happens directly before your head hits the chopping block with enough force to bounce you into early retirement. Frankly, if people are giving you weird looks and whispering behind your back while you're at work, there can only be two rational explanations. Number one is that your toupee is awful and you should accept the fact that some people go bald. The other (admittedly more likely) prospect is that your time for this world (or at least, job) is short and you should begin the turgid and unfulfilling task of finding new employment. Perhaps you are one of the lucky ones and this will merely sour your weekend until a new, higher paid role falls into your lap bright and early on Monday morning, or perhaps you live in reality and it's gonna be a difficult six months. Buckle up champ, if you recognise any of the signs in this article, a storm may be on the horizon.