Rising to, and floating at, his level of incompetence
My soon-to-be-ex-boss (SC) said, in response to my suggestion to use Python for some project: "Python is an obscure language."
Most of my work, at least at the start, should be in "production software"--googlese for the software that helps keep Google's amazingly huge distributed system running smoothly and seamlessly, and is mostly Python though with ample helpings of C++ here and there and a little bit of Java where integration is needed with some Java-centric application server (e.g. to serve google-ads on sites using such servers).
Oh, SC, by the way - you are the only person I have ever heard of who broke a build by adding textboxes to VB6 forms.