"Remember that time you got to write that report at the last minute?" "I let you do that."
"Remember that time you got to go to that meeting?" "I let you do that."
"Remember that time you had a particularly good night's sleep?" "I let you do that."
"Remember that time you ****ed that ****?" "I let you do that."
I went in with conversation mode set to candid and said my piece. He didn't give me anything.
"Ah yes, that training you asked for about 6 months ago? I'll let you do what you asked me to let you and pay a generous 50%"
"Salary? I can't talk about that."
"Contract Length? Still in-hand but I can't offer anything yet."
"Notice period? I'm not going to talk about that until you actually resign."
I'm quietly livid. Quiet because I don't want to annoy the other people in the office, but definitely livid. In any case, he's helped me make the decision. Looks like I'm off - as long as the last couple of pieces of the puzzle fall into place.
I've only got two cards left to play. One is the secondment I'm trying to secure, the other is when I actually hand my notice in. Playing silly games I know - but what the heck - if work continues to be shit I can work on my social life.
Have at least secured work trip to London on the 13th - so B-Movie Club here I come - probably ;-)