I think bosses today look at their staff as being as disposable as used paper towels. They won't give you anything but your paycheck. They don't have to because you're just a warm body and if you don't produce, you're out.
I just love the Ebenezer Scrooge/Bob Cratchit reference. It is so true. Here's a real life story to illustrate. One year, I made Thanksgiving dinner at my home for my family, about 20 people, and one of the executives from my company needed some kind of support, so he sent an email to my work email account instead of calling my cell. When I didn't answer his email request, he made a big stink about it with my management even though I was technically on vacation and someone else was supposed to cover. I was told that I should have responded, though at the time the last thing I had time for was logging into my company email (its not on my phone and they don't even pay for my phone).
I always look at it as you get as much as you give and if a company treats me that way, I give less than I could because its just another thankless job.
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