my opinion is that everyone in the job market should look up and read things by Robert M. Hochheiser,
mr. hochheiser and mrs. hochheiser were very sweet to me. she passed away before he did, so he came alone. for wedding gift, he was extremely generous. the gift could have covered entire very decadent rehearsal dinner (45 people) plus a down payment on a new car. i was embarrassed that he was so generous. he passed away within 6 months after.
they had 2 boys. handsome and both married.
although he is no longer with us, able to write. when your're dead you're dead..... his books on working in an ever changing corporate organization are still filled with excellent advice. advice on staying with the company if you desire, and ways to make it better. or advice on changing employment - how to do so without damaging your career path and getting what you want and deserve, instead of the "employer" getting what they want, and you getting the bare minimum. and then the manager you have wonders why their people have loyalty issues.
face it, most of us have worked far below our own expectations, pay scale, job satisfaction, job responsibility... just to have a job.... but with the advice of Mr. Hochheiser, one can actually improve their lives financially, emotionally, and most of us could actually LOVE our jobs again. without the employer or coworkers thinking you are a snob, having magic brownies for lunch, or getting some afternoon delight on your lunch break. (or something in the process which makes them think you have one up on them or something.
One of my favorite books by him is "If You Want Guarantees, Buy a Toaster: How to Survive and Thrive in Corporate Change"
this is list from Amazon.com on some of his writings on corporate strategy: