Aappears the first to go are generally, contractors, recent new hires and deadwood. If you're a solid performer and there's work, should be ok, for now. No one is guaranteed a job or entitled to a paycheck. I heard- directs were given severance- one(1) weeks pay for each year service. My gut feeling, the larger 10-20% layoff will come after the buyout is complete, not sure if CBI severance will be grandfathered, McD has no package, except for higher management personnel.
Read this on another thread ( @Sq2ylPc-1lwd ). I don't agree with everything posted, but i think OP's gut feeling might be right.