Step 1: You are given responsibility for a series of tasks.
Step 2: You are told that that series of tasks will be assigned to someone else, and that you should begin concurrent work on a new series of tasks while the other person is trained.
Step 3: Purgatory. Do both series of tasks. You will be very tired and stressed.
Step 4: Continue this for two months.
Step 5: Have authority figure message you and ask if you’re supposed to stop the first series of tasks.
Step 6: Realize that the authority figure is the person who has been telling you what to do this whole time, and that if anyone should know what you’re doing, it’s him.
Step 7: Conclude that this has all been a simulation. Make tea. Wait for cake.
There’s a difference between somebody who wants you and somebody who would do anything to keep you.