All that to say, I am in the middle of a situation in which another director seems to be quite purposefully undermining and talking behind the head director's back in order to show themselves as the better choice for head director. They have involved boosters, students, and other band staff in their actions. It has made the work environment very dysfunctional and tense. The head director has no clue (or at least doesn't put on that they know), and meanwhile the person bad talking is gaining the approval of most. The thing is, the head director is not doing a poor job, the other director just thinks they could do better.
This person was very difficult to work with before adding this situation in. They have an ego bigger than Texas with the experience smaller than a farm town. They have made it very clear that they want and would be better suited for the head job in past conversations.
I guess my question is: Should I continue to just observe, do nothing, and get out when I can? Talk to the head director? Talk to the director causing the problems? I don't want to make things worse and even more uncomfortable, but I also don't want to sit back and do nothing while someone tries to weasel their way into a position they are not ready for just to prove they can.
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