I really enjoyed this piece. I wonder if we need to reconsider our expectations about work. I don’t know that the purpose of work is for us to be appreciated or valued. This is one of many aspects of work and our expectations that may need to be reconsidered for our peace of mind. Over the years, I have struggled with to stay or go (to another job) but I know that my current position provides a good standard of living, great benefits and equally important to me — space and time to pursue my writing.