While the PHB's absence would be a good thing in itself, don't let yourself get too happy -- it might make you let your guard down. Remember, the snitches are always there, even if the PHB isn't standing next to you. Most every organization has at least one, and some are chock full of them, as I have learned the hard way. Remember, Dilbert, ANYTHING you say will be taken down, twisted as needed, and reported to the PHB and Catbert, who will find a way to use anything you ever said against you. That thought should put a quick end to any shred of happiness.