Like SeeArrOh said, if you're feeling this way, it's okay to get help.
My sincere condolences and prayers to his family, friends and coworkers.
What's the job market like for chemists? Dude -- it's always bad.*
How bad is it? How the heck should I know? Quantifying the chemistry job market is what this blog is about. That, and helping chemists find jobs.
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(*For the literal-minded, this is a joke. Mostly.)