Dear Friends, Some time ago, I read in a book about the explicit social contract that Apple has with its employees. I assume this is mentioned in Apple's employee manual or code of conduct or welcome kit or something. However, I was intrigued about the "explicit" nature of Apple's approach. "Here's the deal Apple will give you. Here's what we want from you. We're going to give you a really neat trip while you're here. We're going to teach you stuff you couldn't learn anywhere else. In return..we expect you to work like hell, buy the vision as long as you're here...We're not interested in employing you for a lifetime, but that's not the way we are thinking about this. It's a good opportunity for both of us that is probably finite." That brings me to the interesting question that I wanted to ask you all. What do you expect from your employer? Do you expect a stable job for a long period i.e. no constant re-orgs, no threats of layoff etc (lifetime employment is out of question off course) or do you expect a enjoyable job for a short span of time?