Originally Posted by Pragma
Not a bad idea
I also am not afraid to say something like "Well, I have been for awhile already, and I was wondering if we could talk separately from everyone for a moment
+1 on the payment response. I've used variations before myself (e.g., Sorry, I'm not on the clock; I'm not being paid; etc.).
I really like yours though, Pragma. I'll have to remember it for future reference.