Yesterday boss and I never said one word to each other and I actually got a lot of work done! Today, I got an email from him responding to my email from last week while I was out of town. I waited a bit, read it again, and sent him a thought-out response. It seemed we could work details out (he's calmed down a lot now and hasn't been yelling and is back to seeming reasonable) except for him saying I should arrive at "this" exact time when I go out of town and leave at "that" exact time. He knows I can't make that happen- at least not in any feasible way- plus it all adds up to be the same if I skip lunch the days I travel and work later or earlier- the hours come out to be the same. So I responded back explaining what he said he didn't understand (why there are certain things I can only do from the hotel on the issued laptop), outlining how I am typically spending days on these trips (if he read my trip documentation that I'm required to submit he'd already know), saying it was fine with me if he preferred I change "A" & "B"- I'll be happy to do that; then I outlined the exact hours spent traveling, checking in at hotel, traveling to and from property, and hours I work at property on days I travel so he could see that it totaled to be the same. Then I wrote that I can't get there at exactly "A" without major complications but would be happy to compromise or negotiate some other solution. He hasn't responded to that yet but we did email about some other "normal" work correspondence- and we actually said about 2 sentences to each other this afternoon, which I initiated. LOL!! So, I think, the good news is that my job isn't hanging by a torn thread right now and that boss realizes he yelled a little too much over nothing and is making an effort to get along and work things out. But that means the bad news is that this guy really does have that major of an anger management issue, doesn't it? I'm thinking since I know he's done this sort of koi with others over things that most wouldn't consider any big problem, and he goes off without a secs notice then keeps making issue for days or weeks- yelling, smirking, manipulating, instigating, etc- wouldn't that point to an anger management issue?