In order to approach this in a calm manner, I often find it helpful to separate the data from the interpretation.
What is the data? Statements of fact:
- HR is requesting education credentials
- HR says they are "gathering employment data"
- You (do/do not) have education credentials
What is the interpretation? Statements of conjecture:
- Your education credentials are not good enough/will be used against you
- You are about to be jobless
- You are about to be (reorganized) placed in a job you don't want
- You are about to have a bad time
The interpretations are NOT SUPPORTED BY DATA, are they?
There is something else in those interpretations: fear. How do we conquer fear? Not by ignoring it. Not by giving in to it, but by mitigating it as best as possible. Let's look at each one of these:
Fear: Insufficient Education Credentials
Solution: Take classes/training
Fear: Job Loss
Solution: Establish an emergency fund now (see: The Richest Man in Babylon for how to do this), work your network, start looking for a better job
Fear: Unwanted job
Solution: Use it as a learning opportunity (what can you learn from a new job, even a bad one?), plus you're getting paid to do something until you can find a better job
Fear: Bad time
Solution: All bad times are temporary and are perpetrated only by your own attitude. Wait it out and things will change. Or make a change yourself.