I think we all feel unappreciated at work at times.  Like you’re just another cog in the wheel.  Especially in the current job market, it’s definitely a hirer’s market (did I just make up that phrase?).  You have to be on your toes because there a plenty of people willing to take your place.  Consequently, this may give the big bosses less incentive to be attentive to your needs.  I guess it’s the nature of business.  Just don’t get sick!