I'm a postdoc having a difficult relationship with my adviser. Rather unexpectedly, he started literally bombarding me with all sorts of mostly unjustified accusations, including that I'm not productive enough and all sorts of personality-related complaints. I'm in the process of applying to a new postdoc. Will have the first interview in 1.5 days. Given the present situation, I don't expect a good recommendation letter from my adviser. However, I have already listed him among my recommendations.
What should I do?
A. Not say anything about the relationship with my present adviser during the interview.
B. Be upfront and mention that I have a poor relationship with my adviser and can provide more details if needed.
I'm quite confident I'm treated unfairly and can explain the situation to my advantage.
I talked to two professors whom I trust, and both of them suggested I should not say anything about this in the first interview. One of them thinks that I might get a good LOR after all; this is his justification. I would prefer not to rely on this. Thus, I don't know what is the best option. I will get another, strong recommendation letter from a very reputable professor who helped me in the past.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. This is a follow-up to my previous question.