Transparency, reputation and losing your job
Instead, I read an honest depiction of worry, stress and devotion to the hand that could at any time, swat the writer out the door. Though this piece brings up important points of evaluating one's job and career path, quality of work, etc., the major takeaway is a greater appreciation for the culture Fast Company created within its employee base to deliver a new angle and culture to its readers.
This post could have been a negative, piss-and-moan rant, but instead acted as a reputation-building buoy for a company that is in need of circling its readership wagons. Another example of transparency's positive power.