The management mentioned something which is very true, "it is out of our control". It sounds familiar because I used to think that everything can be controlled if you want to. Eventually, I found that it is just impossible. What can I do is control what I can control, like how much effort I want to put into one project. But, even that you spent 36 hours a day to do your work does not mean that you are safe from the axe.
The axe is always there. It is ever ready. Therefore, it is a waste of effort and time if you trying to figure out whether you will be the 'lucky' one, just do your job and enjoy the moment you have.