I work in a horribly toxic workplace. We are not assessed according to what we do and whether what we do has a high quality. The only thing that matters is whether you belong to the circle headed by the boss and consisting of him and a few of his favorite employees.
Now, I'm not one of his favorites. As a result, he's been telling me everybody hates me and I'm awful plenty of times.
The problem is: I'm not. I reach my deliverables in time and do more than required. Objectively speaking, I've always been a very devoted employee. I find quality super important and take pride in being a solid employee. I'm also polite and have always tried to help whenever I can. Obviously, I can't control what other people say about me and I do believe some of them do hate me as they showed me that unequivocally. But since joining I tried to just be professional and not react to bullying.
Now I've heard again that I suck. I've been described as the worst employee my boss has worked with. I was told I absolutely didn't fulfill his expectations. (I asked about his expectations many times, trying to fit in better, but when he gives me contradictory tasks I'm just not able to perform them all).
Of course, I'm looking for a new job.
But my question is: In the recent time I coded some solutions that are quite great. They dramatically reduce the time needed to solve some recurrent problems or allow to work more effectively. I coded them on my own initiative, unrequested, and mainly for myself but after creating them I made them available to the whole team thinking they may benefit from them. Only two or three people use them but they praised them. My boss never acknowledged this additional work.
How bad will it be if I now make the tools unavailable to my team? As I say, this work hasn't been requested by anybody.
I know it would be totally passive aggressive and that it can be considered an asshole move, but honestly, I'm so sick of being bullied and described as an asshole that I don't mean turning into one anymore. Would it be illegal for me to retreat work that has never been requested from me in the first place?