When we have an employer, we owe them good value for the money they pay us, and we owe it to them not to undermine their success by anything else we do, until we resign. Being a loyal employee is a matter of self-respect for ourselves. When I am loyal, I respect myself, but I don't expect a company to be able to do any more than treat me fairly. Louis Gray does a great job of explaining.
LinkedIn: Layoffs and Loyalty in a Liquid Valley*, 2015-Oct-14 by Louis Gray
Loyalty is wonderful when you find a passion and team you can believe in. But it can all be discarded in an instant, through a fight with a manager, or a merger or acquisition that sees you as redundant. A stock market crash. A change in heart. A bad quarter.
Layoffs happen. They can make you question everything you worked for. All the thousands of hours you put in caring about the little things that got you to where you are. All the conversations and debates that made the product you own.
You have to reexamine what’s important and decide on a new trajectory....
*article also available at Louis Gray's blog.