I used to be the star staff in my department but now I find it getting harder to understand my boss. He seems to favor another staff, who's boot licking him all the way. I don't mean to disagree with him all the time but its open knowledge that sometimes he makes bad decisions. Now he calls me less often and the other staff has become his right hand woman. He also puts most of my submitted work aside. He used to value my work. I'm feeling dejected and lost. I sit in the office wishing to walk out of my job.