Ever work in an environment where the staff was afraid to speak their minds? I have. I didn’t last long. Boss thought she was the be-all, end-all of wisdom about journalism, and she really was not. She didn’t last long after I was given the heave-ho. Mainly because she lacked the skill to do the kind of journalism that HER bosses had come to expect.
And, NO. I am not saying I’m the best journalist there is. Just that I was the best at this newspaper and I was junior to a lot of people who were at the highest level they would achieve.
My advice: NEVER take a job that you are over qualified for, unless your boss realizes he/she is hiring someone smarter than they are.