What writer hasn't had the magical thinking: If only we had gone into tech instead of being ghostwriters and scriptwriters. We assumed that we would be earning way more, have more security and be treated better. Forget all that.
Microsoft announced that this year it is slashing 18,000 employees. Of them 12,500 will be professionals. The company is struggling with migrating from a PC focus to mobile and the cloud. This is the first big shoe to drop since Satya Nadella replaced Steve Ballmer as Chief Executive Officer. Here is the coverage in the New York Post.
The way I have found to earn more, be more secure and be treated better is to experiment with different niches. What has panned out best for me are financial writing and knowing enough about data analytics to put together marketing copy. I had to get out of glut areas such as social media and journalism.