Business is business. It’s primary purpose is to increase the bottom line–not enrich people’s lives, no matter what they say. If a business isn’t making money and growing, it has to change, or it dies. People come and go, it’s the nature of it. I think the point is to be aware of it and realize that there is no reason to invest your entire being into a business that can’t and won’t give you a return on your investment. If you have an idea that you think is worth more than your salary, don’t give it to your company. They won’t give back anything near what you gave to them. Work your ass off in your spare time and make it happen. And, whatever you do, don’t drink the Kool-Aid. Most people have no idea that what they have to offer and provide to a company is so much greater than their salary. All that Value is sucked out the top of the org through a few small hoses. It’s like a hookah–you are the smoke. Don’t be the smoke.