If money doesn't talk, talent walks.
Talk the language of the employer -- which is the bottom line.
A lot of people really do have the boss from hell. ...And that can be a good reason for moving on. But before you do that, you should really talk to someone in the organization.
If you are not a player in a company where politics are important, you may have to recognize you are out of the loop.
Shipping is really not a problem in most places. It's something that needs to be arranged, and once you figure out how to arrange it, a whole new shopping world opens up to you.
There are a lot of myths out there... and a lot of people think the grass is greener on the other side. But once they do some research or quit and go somewhere else, they realize it's not all that different.
If your salary is not being raised for inflation each year, you are really being penalized.
Focus on things that are ... unique to the local area, especially hand-crafted type items.