If you want to improve your situation, you have to change it yourself.
One of the most important skills to learn as you in move up in your career and life is how to set boundaries.
You will indeed be powerless if you believe in your heart that anybody off the street can do the same things you do at work and produce the same results you produce.
You'll realize that begging for a job is a great way to get a lousy job that will crush your spirit. People are good at reading energy, just like dogs and other animals are.
Well informed and mojo fueled candidates are a good thing, not a bad thing for employers. People who know what they bring to the employment equation will do a better job for your company than people who will let you step on them.