Well... I did a full day at MM today - first one in ages. And it was ok. The morning was hellish while I turned over in my head what I was going to say to Glenn. After all, by the start od April my own business will be trading properly, and I can't keep taking days off MM to do BH stuff.
At lunch time I bit the bullet. I went and got us both lunch and then sat in Andrea's chair (Andrea's desk faces Glenn, and since she's on holiday it was free).
Here's how I span it:
"I've been offered another job"
Glenn looks up and pauses mid chew
"It's one I can't really turn down, but..."
I'll still be able to work here Mondays and Thursdays to do the ebay and web site stuff"
Glenn sigh and smiles - "Oh, right! So when will this start?"
"Right... that's a Friday, so you'll be starting your new regeme from the.... 4th?"
"Oh, that's ok, right, yes, mm mmm. Ok then."
So that was easy enough. I think I chose the right lie to tell him. And it covers me all round. I'm still earning (much less, but still earning) while BH takes off, I've not left Glenn in the lurch, and if BH goes tits up, I still have a job!
After that the rest of the day went smoothly. I'm just waiting on my bank details to arrive and I can move onto the next stage. Phew!