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We were discussing something like pre-boss era, post-boss era. What word describes the era where the boss is still there?

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The 'boss era.' –  Jim Jun 21 '12 at 7:36
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Exactly. Why would there be a prefix to indicate nothing? –  Matt Эллен Jun 21 '12 at 7:38
    
I never thought about it that way! :) Thanks! –  theTuxRacer Jun 21 '12 at 7:44
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Peri-boss era. Not strictly necessary, perhaps, but creates a delightful bit of parallel construction.

Google [ pre- post- peri- ] for many examples of the use of this prefix to mean "during" (as opposed to "before" or "after").

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The word you might use to describe what is happening now is current. Era is rather a grand way of referring to periods with and without a boss, but I assume there is a tinge of irony in doing so.

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Although it might more conventionally be expected to mean "inside the boss", there is some support for the notion that you could describe this period as the "intra-boss" (during the boss) era.

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