HR is an interesting business, here's how I see it (fails to) work:
Client: Your consultant X is fantastic, he's a legend.
Team Lead: He's an asset to the company.
Performance Review: Fantastic but there's room to grow.
Salary Review: Here's your below market average salary raise.
I'm at a stage in my life where choices are hard, and I think it will only get harder as I go. I have a bit of money saved up. The industry is nearing its peak. I think it is time to take the dive and run my own business.
I vote with my feet.
Good bye! Thanks for all the fish.