If one is amongst manager's favorites, then he or she can do almost nothing all day long. Those who do not have such a privilege, they do everything, they do work for themselves and for a few other people.
That terrifies me.
It is a great humiliation, to witness it and not be able to change anything. I worked in several companies where favoritism was also a big issue, but not as big as it is here. I wonder if anything can be done against managers who demotivate most employees in this way?