Having survived a group that this article could easily have been based upon, it is best to just move on fast, run away as quickly as possible, and blow up the bridge. When you do leave, folks like this will start turning on each other, which is exactly what happened to the group I knew. Oddly enough, the majority of the problem people with whom I dealt and who were the worst bullies and backstabbers in the group were actually the wives of my co-workers. They were simply the most awful group of people I've ever encountered. Go ahead, be a survivor and live well!