Don’t assume employee loyalty is a given. It’s not a right. You have to work on a continuous basis to earn the trust and loyalty of employees. And there are other companies out there –doing it right– that are competing for your people.
Don’t go into a job assuming the worst, but don’t give of yourself beyond what is reasonable. Don’t throw away the true value that you bring: your trust and loyalty. If you hold onto your loyalty too long, when your employer has clearly abandoned you, you’re only hurting yourself. And there are better options out there.