A friend of mine works as a Nurse Practitioner and is employed under an MD in his private clinic. The MD used to be very professional and approachable at the beginning when he started practicing his own, but once he started establishing his business, he turned out all greedy for money, pushing more hours onto the employees, renewing new contracts enforcing more work hours and unreasonable requirements for getting bonuses and so on.
Long story short, employees are unhappy with him and leaving the clinic and he literally tell them I don't care on their face. One of their office staff was resigning and during a group text conversation regarding a send off luncheon, he jokingly texted to the group, "BYE FELICIA". His wife who runs the office is no different and treats the employees kind of same way.
Now that my friend gave her notice, they are obviously unhappy with her leaving as she was a very efficient employee and had good reputations about her work among other MDs in the town. They all wants her to join their team. The MD's wife started making rude comments to her indirectly, stating they are getting so many NP's for interview and it's very over whelming seeing so many job applicants as if they don't really care about her leaving and could be easily replaced.
They do the same to every other employee when they leave the clinic. Pretty much trash talk about them. They are showing their true class now they have enough money and started to grow, they don't value their employees who helped them get there.
My friend was upset listening to these degrading talk but just ignored it. There is a 60 day notice requirement on leaving as per contract. So she will have to deal with this behavior for 2 more months.
What would be a professional way to handle this situation? Is speaking up recommended or is it better to just ignore and move on. I can't help to find this kind of behavior unacceptable.