I think we managed to reach a new level of understanding, on both our sides. Of course, he's still the boss and I still had to defer to him on some points, but...I think we managed to soften the sharp edges a bit. We had a frank and free discussion that lasted for about an hour and a half, and we didn't just scratch the surface either, so afterwards I did feel a bit as if I'd been dragged through the wringer, but it felt good, too...The proverbial weight's lifted from my shoulders, and I actually rather enjoyed the rest of my day at the office. I even managed to reach a level of productivity I haven't shown in a long time!
He actually said he didn't want to lose me. Now, ain't that peculiar? You don't think he's softening me up for the blow, do you?