So my boss keeps getting into trouble with our director, some deservedly, some questionable. to be honest, they both seem to dislike each other, and are getting a bit petty. The director is blowing up at stuff that isn't really my manager's fault now, and my manager is acting very butthurt. I'm 75% sure the director is building up a case to shitcan my manager, but who knows for sure.
The director has told me personally in an informal closed door talk to make sure my manager doesn't "take me down" with her. In hindsight, i should have said "how do i do that?" Currently, I basically keep my head down and do my job the best i can. However, often times i see things falling behind, and ask my manager if she wants me to take care of X issue, and she says she is on top of it, or she's waiting for Y, or whatever. While i don't particularly want my manager to get fired, she's nice enough, i don't think she is a very good manager and i'd prefer not to have my responsibilities handed down through her. i think people in my office like me more, because they often come to me directly, and i funnel stuff through my manager, and it often gets held up there. it's very frustrating because i don't want to be involved at all, and both parties kind of vent to me.
Anybody experienced something like this? how do i keep my ass out of the fire?