Woe to the software developer who entrusts his career to his employer. Martin, Robert C. (2011-05-13). The Clean Coder: A Code of Conduct for Professional Programmers (Robert C. Martin Series) (Kindle Location 603). Pearson Education. Kindle Edition.
Uncle Bob cuts through any inkling of entitlement you may feel, and calls it out. If you decide you want to be a professional: spend time on yourself; practice and perform, and know the difference; learn; collaborate; mentor; work toward the best solutions for your employers problem.
At raise.com, we often talk about raising our game. Others might say we "bring it", day in and day out. In the engineering realm, I'd like to think we try to uphold Uncle Bob's view of professionalism.
My wishes for the New Year include greetings of happiness and good health. Both of those complement the idea of professionalism. By balancing our lives, working for both personal and team success, we can achieve both happiness and good health without skimping on either.
Happy New Year!