Hacking employment, improving work, professional development
Having a fucktard PhD advisor who eventually drove me to raging arguments with him was probably one of the better things to happen in my life. It really sharpened me up personally and professionally. If you are already about to FIRE, it seems your stakes are even lower. It might be worth it to try to use this as an opportunity to begin throwing off the 'nice guy' conditioning that most dudes seems to get.