People regularly take things for granted. Especially things which are not going anywhere . Companies take employees for granted , especially loyal employees . It is the employees who are trying to jump boat who get the most attention . They get the best hikes and offers from the company in a bid to keep them . The loyal employee gets praise and little else .
A person who is looking for other opportunities is not termed a traitor but is marked ambitious . Someone who is looking for other jobs is usually keeping himself up to date . He knows his true value in the job market and can confidently negotiate his paycheck . While the employee who is loyal to the organization , has most probably settled himself in a rut . He can do his work competently but is afraid of change in work or work environment .
The above is not absolutely true . But it is how most employers views the employees . When he/she has to compete for the employee’s attention with other similar organizations is when the employer realizes the worth of that employee . Of course not all organizations necessarily follow this . There are many excellent companies which look after their employees so well that they need not look for other opportunities .
The same holds for relationships . We have seen people who are absolutely devoted in their relationships . Then when it breaks they are shell shocked . How did this happen , what did I do wrong ? . Actually he/she did no wrong only too much right . So devoted are they that the other person takes them for granted and might even get bored . A little bit of jealousy is good for any relationship . It is only when you fear loosing something you realize its value . And keep effort not to loose it .
So advice to readers , keep looking for opportunities in jobs or relationships , but look before you jump . Some steps cannot be reverted back .