John Convery, a manager at Grangemouth, described the last few days as "hellish"
"Myself and my colleagues, and all of our families, have been staring into the abyss," he said.
He added: "We'd just been paid but we didn't know if we were going to get another pay cheque again. We were told that the company we work for was going into liquidation and we didn't know if we were going to get any redundancy or what was going to happen to our pension ...
"There was a lot of relief and a lot of emotion in there, we're relieved that we've still got a job."
Grangemouth owners Ineos are in last ditch talks with the workers' union, but the workforce is just one of the problems facing the plant.
Thousands of jobs are under threat after a dispute over conditions led to a shock decision to close the petrochemical site in Grangemouth.