- Being someone’s lieutenant
- Developing expertise that only applies to that company
- Falling for perks
- Get raises, not readjustments (top end, 7% increase a year)
- Lack of recognition
h/t to Brandon Arvanaghi
I’d probably shorten this list to two items:
- Be good at doing something many companies and/or people need.
- Get recognized for being good by being paid for it, or do what you do for someone else.
You could reduce it further to the most important ability, at any job, is being able to walk out the door and easily find another. Any other situation is one based on exploitation, in one form or another.