I've been working for over 2 years as a data person at my job. I've enjoyed what I do and my boss is pleased with my work. But last week, our entire department went through a training that would change and automate a lot of our data with a new software program. What that means is all my current job functions will no longer be needed. I'll be replaced by this new software (which most people will have administrative rights excluding me, since I won't need to report data if they could do it themselves). While everyone was celebrating and praising the efficiency of a better workflow, I've been extremely miserable over the elimination of my job duties. Although it is unlikely that I would get laid off, I cannot see what I'll be doing in the future. I got owned big-time, but I should've seen it coming sooner or later.