And know that in hindsight, you can credit a horrible moment in your life as the critical first step on the path to the wonderful place you’re at now. It is like this, for me. It turns out my career was only getting started at Blizzard, and the best was yet to come.
The company you work for is never going to choose you, advocate for you, or maintain loyalty towards you if doing any of those things poses a potential risk to the success or profitability of that business. Sometimes, you really are just a line in a spreadsheet, a single head in your department headcount, a box on the org chart.