Oh man, I don't even know where to start on this one. We just had a MASS exodus in the past week in my office. Now, I pretty much hate this job, but only plan on working 1.5 more years (and could probably quit now but DH is against it because he has 5 more years to secure the pension and medical) so I'm in the "why the hell do I want to deal with new BS, compete in a new environment" phase. My work place has been AWFUL in the past, and I mean that in the "I probably could have sued them several times over for harassment kind of way". Out of said "I don't give a fuck, I'm over the edge" I laid out all the cards to a member of our board one evening in late 2014/early 2015, pretty much expecting to be fired. In a giant surprise, they instead laid off most of the problem children and put in a new management team/CEO and work was better over the past year. For me at least.
Well, they didn't fire the VP of sales who lives in a different state, I severely dislike the guy but as I'm not in sales, I don't deal with him. We lost 6 people in the past week (that's just under a third of the company). Every. single. one. of them cited this guy as the reason they are quitting. Apparently he was known for calling the younger sales guys names when they weren't on calls (not invited to said calls), he constantly threw people under the bus for his team not making numbers, he was telling his "clique" of sales guys he was friends with to give customers our developers personal cell phone numbers so they can call and complain about features they wanted, and he would set up meetings and demos and 10 minutes before call some of these guys and say "oh I'm going out for beers, going to the shooting range etc" you're going to have to find someone else to lead the call.
My manager had a coming to jesus with our CEO about this guy yesterday as it's clear where the problem lies. Our CEO just told her "Nah, I don't believe he would have done those things, he's such a cool guy, he taught me how to shoot an AK-47 last time I was down there"....Me, her, and the other guy in our office all just looked at him and went "Are you kidding me!!" The largest POS in our company is now protected from retribution by our CEO, because he's the "cool kid"
I don't think I"m going to make it the year and a half because guess where the work loads of those 6 people fell...yup, right in my lap. I just told my manager I want a significant raise if they expect me to deal with this.