No job security, Employee loyalty, Managers, and Excitives cannot be trusted.
I worked at Ellucian for seven years. At the time when I started, they had very few new client sales which was the backbone of the company. I helped build and pretty much single-handedly deploy a Professional Services Solution which brought in millions of dollars in client revenue and probably saved the company in a time of economic crises. The result of the new revenue source helped Ellucian to buy out their biggest competitor.
The internal response to my hard work was jealousy, animosity, and finally my layoff because I fell under an incompetent and clueless manager and the former executives of the competitor company.
My typical work week for six years was to travel on-site for hands-on teaching of both hardware and software installations, documentations, and integrations. I covered up to two, and sometimes even three clients, per week traveling to different states. By the conclusions of my visits, I made sure the clients had a fully working and operational Live/Production System, Development System, and Test System. I often worked 16 hour days with no assistance and no managerial support.
Everything about this job was hard because only a person with the skillset and knowledge of multiple UNIX and Windows environments, databases, User Directories, backend hardware, Disaster Recovery systems, and many more client-specific requirements could do this job successfully.