I've seen hardworking people who put in 12-hour days who were still laid off. The reason was that they didn't tow the boss's line and weren't part of the boss’s inner clique. The lesson I've learned is to do your best at work and also live well.
Alejandro Diaz writes about culture, politics, and the workplace. His new business, D & E Management Solutions, Embraces Humanity at work https://dandems.com