I know a bad manager can kill motivation. What about when that manager will joke with staff about another staff person's work ethic or lack of one, but doesn't address the issue? Is it possible or worthwhile to correct if the work is still getting done and it's correct? If the situation is such that it's either you are in the club and wearing pink on Wednesdays or you are the person outside of the circle, how can you change that? Especially if you are not at a level to actually affect any sort of change. You know, asking for a friend.