This isn’t true and its really frustrating to read. I’ve been very lucky to have been in start ups with equity that got acquired and have savings, but I know more than one friend who literally can’t get other jobs because:
- The current job pays more than anything else they can get
- They can’t afford to get proper education or train in fields that pay more and are hiring because their time is spent on job #1 and money spent on food and rent.
You’re very lucky to be where you are, but not everyone is that lucky.