I took a breath and remembered within a week there would be a new victim.
as long as it doesn't turn into a wrongful death case then it's just another day. without open door policy there's not much you can do. ever read the books "snakes in suits" or "confuse the enemy?" start there.
psychopaths and how to defeat the enemy as in politcal office snakes.
Do any of us escape it? I have experiened it even more on boards and committees that I have belonged to. Detaching emotionally is what I find helps the most. It's a big struggle but we benefit all the way around.