So I was brave and spoke to my boss and he has agreed to the secondment. I think this was in part because he had just returned from leave and was feeling a bit down about being back and so, in a moment of weakness, granted me my freedom. I haven’t 100% agreed a leaving date but have said when I want to go and now need to plug away at getting him to agree. I have also been trying to come up with options for ways to fill my post and even if that doesn’t result in anything, at least it might make my boss feel I am not leaving him in the lurch.
My overfriendly colleague, R, came round with a box of chocolates yesterday morning and offered me and the woman I sit next to one. My colleague declined and R said “yes I can see that you’re probably worried you’re a bit overweight after Easter”. I told him that he had overstepped the line again and suggested that he go away. He did. The chocolate I had was nice though.