I work in a small firm of 10 people, with one President who answers to a group of directors who are investors. They do not work in the office.
The board approved the President's hiring of his buddy as a consultant to assist the sales department. According to the contract, this person's only job is to 'provide support to sales'. It actually states that this person is a contractor, has no supervisory status, and goes on to list other things that are not in this person's scope. Like the things in the next paragraph.
Bottom line: The President has handed operations over to his friend. Buddy has so far 'supervised' in every department (quite nastily, too), outsourced projects overseas, and ordered sweeping changes in all departments, and has business cards showing his title as Vice President.
Is it advisable for an employee or group to notify the directors about what's really going on?