My middle daughter may have encountered some PD over the course of the last few months. It came to a head yesterday.
She and her younger sister participate in a local children's theater group. Middle daughter, Gretchen, has now "aged out", but they encourage the older kids to continue to be involved by running lighting, learning assistant directing, etc. For the fall show this year they had four applicants for internships, Gretchen being one of them. It's an inclusive program so all four girls were "hired" and given discrete tasks. These are all teenage girls we're talking about.
By the time we were halfway through it was clear to Gretchen that the other girls were dead set on excluding her from group decisions. They all go to school together, and were getting together there to split up fun tasks and assign my daughter the crap work. They also all three tried out for the school play, and dropped the ball on some of their responsibilities as a result. She was frustrated, but I advised her that if she just continued to do her job well and pick up any slack when asked that it would pay off for her.
Sure enough, all season long they dumped crap jobs on her, which she finished on time and did them well. Opening night was Friday and the other girls had *not* completed their tasks. There is a long list of egregious behaviors during the weekend shows and cast party that were extraordinary, to the point that even my clueless dad pointed out that it really looked like one kid was doing all of the work.
Well, the joke is going to be on them because the way the program works is the board members decide how it's going to run and who will be hired, and I heard from multiple board members how impressed they were with my daughter and then long rants about the other girls. I managed to keep my mouth shut and just say thank you to any compliments, but those girls are *not* going to be asked back next year. And they all think they are guaranteed positions.