Unless you belong in their clique of people since the first day, you are the first to be expended. Since the original CEO has been forced to retire, the majority of the teams of people that had a cushy job is no longer there except the ones that know how to play the game or is a manager. They are able to get rid of the ones that they know is a threat to them. No possibility of advancement unless you are kidding yourself.
a lot of behind the back stuff going on and if you are thrown under the bus, usually you cannot retract what people have badmouthed about you behind your back.