Have a couple of things going on at the moment:
1) work is fundamentally interesting but bosses are bullies and have absolutely zero idea about project management, so many people are quitting and deadlines missed, shoddy product etc.
2) for tedious reasons, I have to band together with my neighbours and sue a construction company. One set of neighbours is completely barmy - a couple of gumbies that want to spend everyone else's money in taking it all the way to the high court of the world universe appeal court, regardless of costs.
Was having a chat to a mate about this, and we sort of had the conclusion that it was pointless trying to fix this stuff because things never change, and it's easier to move/change jobs and chuck it in. As it happens, it's not really convenient for me to do that now, but out of interest:
Has anyone ever been at a shitty, abusive workplace that turned around and got better, or do they just always remain crap and you can only leave? Has anyone ever been able to sort something out with a neighbour and come to a reasonable conclusion, or do the douchebags just always win?