Yikes! I've been staying away from this because it hits too close to home. On the other hand, remaining silent would be doing you a diservice, so here goes.
The fact is Stache, like me, you are an iconoclast. I know this from your posts, even though I have never met you in person. And whether it's at the gym or on the slopes, recreation industry management does not like iconoclasts. There can be a number of ways that you have pissed people off just by being yourself. Recreation management loves the concept of branding. Sometimes that means taking away the unique individuality of the instructors.
In the fitness industry, we now have Bodypump. The same routine, played to the same music by every instructor. UGH!
But that way, people do not get attached to individual teachers.
I started to write some examples from my own career, but I deleted them. But I will tell you this. A few weeks ago, I received an email from an instructor at an all women's gym I worked at in Boston. It was one of those emails requesting a sub. The person had not bothered to look at an updated email list. Furthermore, everyone was CC'd instead of BCC'd. A few of the managers who I had a run in with were on the list.
I erased the content of the message, and wrote a very friendly "Hi All!" type of email. It included links to my book, my studio and a few other things. I paused for a moment, wondering if this was appropriate. Then I said "what the heck,' and clicked "send."
Like they say, "living well is the best revenge." One day you will be able to stick it to them!