All I can say is ... If this hit too close to home, then maybe you need to take a hard look in the mirror. If you can honestly say that you are one of the best, then you should feel they way you feel about geting let go. If you are feeling like Scott is calling you a slaker, then maybe you are and you need to step up and put your very best in. With that being said ... anyone who thinks that there is any security with having a J.O.B., you need to look to see what exactly you are trading for that false sense of security. If you really want security, then you need to strike out on your own and create security and freedom from ever being fired, downsized, laid off, outsourced, or whatever, again.
Here's an example to the contrary: Back in January Best Buy offered nearly all of their corporate employees a buyout for something ridiculous like 7 months salary and a year's benefits. About 500 employees took the offer. Of course, these were all the best employees that were valuable and would have no trouble finding work elsewhere, while the Gabes of the organization stuck around because they would have no prospects in the job market.
I think Scott is just bringing out the humor in the perception.
Obviously sometimes they do let go of the best first... PHB's often pay more attention to who thier pets are or where thier budget bonus's stand than who's doing the most/best work done. Or who it'd be easiest to fire... lol