Ivanka is what is known as the “golden child”, and Brian Wilson jr is what is known as the “Scapegoat”. Song sleuth used to be the golden child, and may still be sometimes, but has since fallen out of favor with STeVE
That is so much like work relationships I've had in the past. Although I was neither scapegoat nor golden child, I had to experience them playing out their roles with our insane Boss. It resulted in upper HR involvement, lawsuits, "rage management" courses and re-assignments for those involved and me having to recount my observations of their battles to HR and in depositions. I was lucky - I only got the occasional random hit-and-run verbal abuse that everyone who interacted with the Boss incurred. Once he actually "complimented" me: "You're the only one in Marketing who never gets in trouble and hauled into the General Manager's office."
The only reason I still have some positive feelings for Greg, my supervisor, is because one day he reflected upon my job duties and managerial roles and decided I deserved a giant salary bump!
I'm working on a very special project. You're gonna love it! - CANCELLED!