So far this book has been based on the assumption that you’re unemployed or expect to be shortly—and are faced with getting a new job. Suppose, however, that you have a job, a secure one, but you aren’t happy with it. We’re now going to look into how you should go about dealing with this question. What do you do? There’s usually a lot of risk and hard work in getting another job. The risk is even greater if you’re employed because you’ll give up some important things: your salary, security, and pleasant associations among other things.
A good adage is, “The devil you know is better than the devil you don’t know.” It isn’t always true, but it’s a good point of view to start with in contemplating leaving your company by choice.