There's no such thing as job security in the USA anymore
I can only speak for the tech industry. Over and over I see people lose their jobs because growth is more important than moral standards.
There's no such thing as full-time job, only a year to two-year long "contracts".
USA is the king of capitalism where people will sell their souls and throw away moral standards for money, while trying to justify that it's OK because of the potential upside. Sacrifice some or sacrifice all says the ticking bomb started by some VCs.
This is the world we live in. It feels safe until it doesn't. The only way forward is to carve out your own path and not take things for granted.
People on the inside know how the game is played. This is the wake up call, so you know too.