She was a self-serving egomaniac. Her only concern was building her empire, no matter the cost. She beat up on everybody, no matter your performance. If you got in her way, you were dead.
Share your survival strategy:
Essentially I flew under the radar. In the meantime I exercised to relieve stress. Practiced my faith. Focused on personal development plans, furthering education, etc. and with focusing on such goals viewing the “survival” period as a season that will someday pass.