Originally Posted by arclight610
I also see how at-will employment could be terrible in some situations.
Of course it can...
Who said life would be "fair" or always pleasant?
<not specifically directed at you here, but..>
Your best position is one of strength. Be capable and willing to create value and you won't have to worry about it.
Stuff happens sometimes even so, but if you have the ability to create value in the marketplace and are willing to exert the effort to do so then you will be rewarded for it.
It isn't always easy, but it isn't supposed to be.
Steve Martin once said "be so good that they can't ignore you".