(Apologies to Mr. White for the title).  Here’s my quick question: is your boss using you, or are you using your boss?  And, here’s my trick answer: it should be “neither – nobody’s ‘using’ anybody, we’re a team.”   If you said “my boss” or “me”, it’s time to bail.  Like, forsooth and stuff.  What the hell’s the point of you life otherwise?  That’s about a third of each weekday where you aren’t doing anything meaningful – any you’re willing to accept that.  Tick-tock.  Tick-tock.  Do you think you’ll look back at the end and say “hey, I’m so happy I wasted all that time working for a jerk/ somebody I thougth was an idiot”?