On the Young PR Pros mailing list I saw some discussion about a gig economy. I hadn't heard that term before so I did a quick search and found it's a fairly popular term. In The Daily Beast, Tina Brown writes "No one I know has a job anymore. They've got Gigs."
In the olden days (a few years ago) the people who had gigs were the artists, musicians and freelancers.
The way companies are laying off today, everyone is becoming a freelancer. No one is safe.
I don't care where you work, the bottom line is that you are your own boss. You are at a gig right now, or perhaps you are in between gigs. You are responsible for finding your next gig.
Does that make you uncomfortable? It should.