Somebody told me the other that that they were going out on their own terms. I knew exactly what they meant and how they felt.
The third rail of working has always been the fact that you can get fired. Right to work states etc.
During the Great Recession most people were afraid of getting terminated because they saw how hard it was for their peers, who were on the beach, to get a job.
That was followed by years of feeble salary growth because nobody wants to rock the boat. Take the raise with a smile or put your complaint into the company suggestion box.