I am unlikely to be laid off given my seniority, but it is always a possibility since I do not have job security. I know what it is like to be forced out of this job that I love and to which I have given my whole career. In 2001 I was already illegally terminated by UC Davis. and it took the union suing on my behalf to restore me to this work. There was no financial need to terminate then — it was just a way to bust the union and remove lecturers from their jobs.