Understanding your Worth
Spending a lifetime in a company that realizes your worth is asking for something impossible under the sun. No company is a fairy tale organization allowing your absolute creativity to come afore. Going to the office has two reasons. You either work for the money or the salary that you get from it, or for the sheer love of it.
According to your gifted talents, once you get the job of your liking, there are lots of things that you have to counter each day. Bosses have this huge tag of being the tyrants. Like it or not they are the same everywhere. It is perhaps the fact that they were dealt with their bosses who believed in being hard taskmaster. And so the legacy goes on.
Almost all of us have to learn the subject of office politics wherever we go. Despite the many quality certifications that your organization might hold, it is true that most places have the same injustices or wrongdoings like the one that made you quit the previous job.
It's easy for the employer to say that we are assessed at a certain SEI CMM level, but the inside story for maintaining that level is quite different altogether.
The thumb rule for surviving in any organization is to first have clarity in your role. If possible it is best to keep a soft copy in your system, so that any deviation, or any breach of contract that the seniors commit under the garb of hierarchy is immediately known to you, way in advance.
Steps to achieving job satisfaction
It's important to note that because our methods of learning change from time to time, the seniors are threatened either by our knowledge or our quick camaraderie in gelling with different people. Being satisfied with your job also means to spread cheer among people who then further feel comfortable in your company.
You don't need a person handling PR to tell you that. You need people to know you so that in times of your need you can have easy access to them. Try and remember people according to their departments. Speak to the lowest rung of personnel in your department. It's quite likely that the lowest on the ladder is actually the most powerful.
The person at the receiving end will forever remember you and in times of need he/she does not feel that you are remembering them only at the time of your need.
While no job is satisfying, you can drive yourself through this path in a manner that becomes satisfying for you. It's like you are passing through a path which is green and has many routes for you to branch out, it's your own unique method of making this journey as memorable as possible.
Take things as they come, work on deadlines, but maintain your distance with those whom you dislike. Don't let them know your displeasure, but when required definitely give them a piece of your mind.
Work towards your achievements, a successful person is either looked upon or is envied. Avoid getting into unnecessary arguments, especially when you feel that you are not clear about certain facts.