Been having similar issues at my workplace the HR manager is a two faced slimy toad who is a disgrace to all species with testicles seeing as his seem to have packed up and pissed off along time ago along with his spine and his nose seems permanently implanted in my bosses arse. Less said about her the better really the only reason she has her job is because she's fucking the CFO and no other company in the world has a deputy COO position except for this place. Of course her boss isn't much better either much like Dr J and Mr Hyde I never know which one of his faces I'm talking to. Of Course the Chairman of the board doesn't like being come to directly prefers that people use the chain of command but what do you do when that chain is corrupt and twisted? Simple you do what I'm doing rinse this place for all the training and skills I can then when the timing suits me best I will be giving the HR manager a Rock Bottom straight through his desk and then collecting my stuff and pulling a fat rolling burnout through the car park on my way out of here.