The boss signals me to take a seat without looking up from the screen, and grunts “Well …….”
Reluctance to listen, weariness with the usual rants/complaints, disinterest in micromanagement is all so transparent in that grunt.
I see and interpret, more than I hear.
He appears to have a counter-attack ready, before I start talking.
As usual, there are no solutions, and this grunt is just a grade above the No Reply to mails and messages.
“Well… maybe some other time, when you are less busy……”, I retreat.