The Stoke boss has come under pressure from sections of the Potters faithful after a run of games that has seen the side win only once in 10 Barclays Premier League games.
The atmosphere was particularly hostile after they lost at home to West Ham two weeks ago and last weekend's last-gasp defeat by Newcastle was Stoke's third in a row.
On Saturday they return to the Britannia Stadium for a high-pressure clash against local rivals West Brom, a team they have beaten nine times in the last 12 matches.
Pulis knows he will be in for an uncomfortable time if his side produce a poor performance but, after seeing Reading's Brian McDermott given the sack on Monday, he is not about to start feeling sorry for himself.
Pulis said: "I was very, very disappointed to see Brian get the sack this week.
"They won the Championship and then this year, nine games to go when he's got as good a chance as anybody at keeping them up, and he gets the sack. He's been a victim of his own success.
"It was so funny listening to (Brighton boss) Gus Poyet on Wednesday. Someone said, 'You've been put up for the Reading job', and he said, 'The Reading job? You're joking. I've learned from the Reading job, I'm not going to get Brighton promoted. I'd rather go between sixth and eighth position every year and then the expectations don't go too high, they don't go too low, then you're never under pressure'.
"It's a very fickle world and it's a world where there's not a lot of common sense used. But it's world that we live in and a world we have to work in.
"As a manager of a football club, if you're not winning games you have to expect criticism and you have to take it. I've been here a long time and I understand the way the game works and I understand the disappointment of a certain section of the supporters."