Ignoring problems is a tradition as old as time and generally not the advice people give you. You’re supposed to face your problems head-on! Don’t ignore them! Solve them!
However, that’s not always something you can do. I got an email yesterday from someone who asked me not to share the details of her email, so I won’t. But, the general gist was a coworker who was doing something terrible, and (this is the important part) HR and Management were both aware, and no one seemed to care.
As long as that something horrible isn’t illegal (sexual harassment, fraud,