My boss plays favorites, offering special benefits to his wife, children, and friends who work at our practice. As a result,
the other team members and myself often do his family's work as well as our own. I've tried to talk to my boss, and he joked
that I should quit if I'm unhappy. Should I leave gracefully or try to make things work?
If you can't change the facts, you may need to change the way you think about the situation. Are you able to look at what's
happening in your practice from another perspective?
Your boss probably worries about the personal consequences he will face if he fires his family, so he accepts—and perhaps
perpetuates—their behavior. When you approached him with your concern and he told you to leave if you don't like it, he was
telling you that things probably aren't going to change.
You've reached the point where it's time to accept the situation or leave. If your frustration outweighs the satisfaction
and enrichment you receive from the position, it's time to go. There are many practices with leaders who will appreciate your
hard work, energy, and input. This probably isn't that place. I think you know what you need to do.