Never thought I'd be asking for anonymous help on this board.. But the stress headaches are telling me it might help. How do I deal with a boss that no one likes but no one can get rid of? Mind you she's basically a shift leader below the head custodian who answers to the principal. She's an ornery old black woman, racist, by all definitions, though subtle in how she words her distaste. No one is willing to write her up or work against her because she waves a law suit over their heads so she can hang on until she finishes and gets all of her retirement money, which is ONE MORE YEAR. She will complain to anyone who listens or is nearby, stating our school is disgusting, and everything is atrocious and that anyone should avoid the school at all costs, despite being a well reviewed and graded school. It hurts me because I haven't been here a year, and have aspirations to run the school when our current head leaves in the future and here she is, been here since it opened in 1994, and does nothing but bad mouth it and everyone who helps take care of it. Another thing she does is criticize how we clean, even though it's her job to show us if something's been missed. Yet when she does, it's to everyone who will listen that's not the people she's supposed to answer to. On top of that she misses things she criticizes us on, making her a hypocrite? This is the kind of thing that forced my father to quit his job. Do I keep my head down and let her walk all over me like everyone else allows? Or do I stand up and call her out on her bullshit and stand against the waves?