Want to keep your job? In Seth Godin's post 50:1, he recommends risk. Take the risk to be creative and different and innovative. It will pay off better than being bland and non-descript and rank-and-file will.
Here's a point from this post that stuck with me. Such an interesting insight into human nature:
At least once a day, I get mail from people worrying that if they are too remarkable, too edgy, too willing to cause change and growth... they're risking getting fired. I almost never get mail from people who figure that if they keep doing the same boring thing day in and day out at their fading company that they're going to lose their jobs in a layoff.
In other words, safe is the new risky, and risk is the new certain. Got that? Here's the rest of my pep-talk:
Now go out there and be authentic! Write your novel! Craft your screenplay! Collect those poems, devise a title for the lot of them, and form your anthology!
If you don't do things like this, how else will you keep and grow in your job as a Writer?