I am very fortunate to have a job, but I have no real ambition to move up the corporate ladder. This is a white-collar environment and I'm lower level management. I get the feeling that all people in my position are supposed to be ambitious. When asked about my career goals, I've told my manager that I feel I need to gain more management experience and more business exposure since most of my experience has been in IT, but I've never said I wanted to be an executive or stated specific positions as career objectives.
I do a good job and am well-regarded, but I keep my workweek to 45 hours or less and seldom check emails outside work hours. I keep having the nagging feeling that if my manager has to pick a person to layoff, it would be me, since the rest of the group are all workaholics. I don't know if this is just paranoid thinking or if ambition levels are typically considered.
What do you think?