My boss (operations mgr.) has hired family and friends. The family and friends are being hired, promoted and given higher salaries over those that have been with the company for years. This is not due to a poor performance from the rest of us as our work is used to teach and train others. When one of us goes to the owner of the company there is backlash, and you are treated poorly. The owner does not want to hear it from anyone and tells the operations mgr. that is when you are treated poorly and given the silent treatment. Many are in fear of losing their job if they speak up. We have severe nepotism going on. What can we do?