1st – accept a job at a 20% pay cut with promises of huge Xmas bonuses
2st – work you ass off all year for an unappreciative boss that blames you for everything.
3nd – get a horrendous mid-year review, but rather than look for new employment, work to improve your review.
4th – get told you are not improving – work at a simply insane pace.
5th – get told you are finally doing a good job.
6th – get a horrendous review telling you how you are not worth your salary to the company, and that your bonus for the year is $0