You once felt flattered when your boss asked for your help. Eventually, you realized she was playing Tom Sawyer and conning you into whitewashing her fence. Sure, you can joke that your boss's guiding philosophy is delegate and disappear. In her clumsy way, she's giving you the opportunity to step up to take the reins. Soon enough, they'll be joking that you're the one who runs the show. You'll be well-tested and ready when your break comes.