This is not the first time I have had to deal with a bully boss. I had a VERY similar experience 15 years ago. Same MO: boss that only feels comfortable working with men under 30 who can be mentored and who won't be a threat. The bully only chooses marks (or targets) who are middle aged women (in this case always minority) who are perceived to be smarter than she is. Well, heck, we ARE smarter, too. The bullying mostly happens in conference rooms to avoid witnesses. The poor young white boys are honestly, sweetly oblivious. Because I have been through this before I know a couple things: I won't let her pull me into an argument, I won't give in when she tries to make me cry, I document EVERYTHING. But in the end, THERE IS NO END GAME in a bully situation except unemployment. I will eventually have to leave, and then I will lose my home. I am 55 years old, so I cannot get low-wage work, and the IT jobs (my field) are now all contract. If I buy health insurance, which I REALLY NEED, then I will be foreclosed on. So what really hurts is knowing I have to be so vigilent to be silent and not trust anyone at work. Moreover, none of my friends will support me. They keep saying sweet things that are not helpful, or they get tired of hearing updates on how horrible things are. Exactly as it was 15 years ago. I have accepted that I will have to be alone. I REALLY don't want to give up my home, however, and that makes it difficult to think about options without thinking about suicide about every 15 minutes. I have been on almost every anti-depressant on the planet. I do not have a good working Rx combination. My PTSD is pretty bad. Maybe I should give up working and having a home and try ECT. Thoughts?