In my last full time job, I was in a strange situation. I had been hired to accomplish something very specific that they anticipated would take ~5 years, so they paid me extra to sign a 2 year contract. But we finished the whole thing off in just over 1 year. The company wanted to renig on the 2 year obligation. I wanted to retire, but also wanted the full 2 year compensation package I had been promised. If they let me go, they owed me the full compensation package. If I quit, they got off cheap. So they gave me a bogus job and hoped to bore me out the door. That went on for about 4 - 5 months before I realized that I held the upper hand. I began to write regular daily memos to executives pointing out really dumb decisions they made and what they were costing the company. I distributed these memos widely. It took about 2 weeks to get a settlement with my full 2 year compensation package.