It's all about giving what you get. It's very easy to fall into a slump of giving a whole lot more and getting a whole lot less. I am finally rid of this problem, however. I don't see how others can keep up the same cyclical situation. Even worse, many (and I speak from experience) view their jobs and employers in much the same light as an abused spouse. If you're being "abused" now, there's no reason to believe you won't be abused tomorrow. Get out! Find someone who fully appreciates and values you and your contributions. There's nothing wrong with working some extra hours or going above and beyond. But this should in no way be expected of you, especially when the powers that be keep introducing you to additional road blocks.
Yikes. How'd I get into this rant, anyway? Oh yeah. What Edmond said.
I'm really not sure of the appeal of Mark Bakalor's site, because frankly I suspect there is none, but hell, I check it at least thrice daily, and you should too!
"Your website is beautifully demented. The moving head thing in the top left just does it. I've been staring at it for the past minute and still find it amusing. You're an inspiration to us all."
- Jenn Kauffman