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I'm sitting in a meeting right now and all that's being said is, "Blah blah blah."

I hate sitting in pointless meetings when I have things that need to get done.
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clandaith wrote:
I'm sitting in a meeting right now and all that's being said is, "Blah blah blah."


Sounds like ChitChat! So what's the problem?
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pdclose wrote:
clandaith wrote:
I'm sitting in a meeting right now and all that's being said is, "Blah blah blah."


Sounds like ChitChat! So what's the problem?


Well, when you want ChitChat, it's great! But, I don't want ChitChat at work when my list of things to do is so long.
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Like mucking around on BGG, right?

I'm amazed (jealous!) at how many geeks can get away with it, my company block all non-business related sites.
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col_w wrote:
Like mucking around on BGG, right?


Exactly! Wait...isn't that what I'm doing now? Is this really a stupid meeting???
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clandaith wrote:
I'm sitting in a meeting right now and all that's being said is, "Blah blah blah."

I hate sitting in pointless meetings when I have things that need to get done.


Was there pudding and did anyone stick anything in it?
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Has anyone ever been to a meeting that couldn't have been summed up in a 2-paragraph email? I've yet to experience one.
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Hobbespm wrote:

Was there pudding and did anyone stick anything in it?


Not yet, but there is still plenty of life left in this meeting!

Maybe I should just say something like, "I understand what your saying, but I would rather stick my dick in some pudding."

I'm sure that will end this meeting fast.
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It's over! Finally. Now, back to my important stuff...reading the rules for Android.
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erak wrote:
Has anyone ever been to a meeting that couldn't have been summed up in a 2-paragraph email? I've yet to experience one.


I stated something similar to this in another thread a while back. I got reamed for it though!!

I do believe that the majority of meetings are a waste of time. But with no meetings, what would the bosses do all day??
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I didn't actually witness this end to a "very important meeting" but apparently at one meeting, one employee got up and punched the manager. Meeting over. Of course, for one person. Job over.
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I have no idea what line of work you are in, but let me guess:

1. Hideous Powerpoint slides that someone is reading word for word
2. Overuse of buzzwords and catch phrases
3. The noisy, annoying one who likes to hear their voice asking questions that are already answered on the handouts
4. Some group scolding or haranguing about something those people have no control over
5. People deciding to interject random items that they didn't bother to get on the agenda
6. Information presented would have been better shared in a memo or email, but now that you are all together, they will spend more time restating the same information so that the meeting can expand to fill the time alloted
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Koldfoot wrote:
Silly geeks.

The purpose of meetings is not to disseminate information, but for weak or controlling managers to exert more control.

Either that or someone is messing up, everyone knows who it is, but a weak manager is too wussy to address the person messing up directly.

Stupid meetings = control freak managers or weak managers or both.


There are a few meetings, typically small, where actual sensible decisions are made. We have them every once in a while. They don't even have to involve a single member of management either.

But yeah, most meetings are not real meetings, but ceremonies: How about those huge status meetings, where every attendee, in order, justifies his existence to the grand moolah? Or the 50+ participant conference calls, where everyone claims that they are not to blame for the problem of the day, while they work hard at avoiding being assign to solve the problem?

I'm glad I don't work at a place full of those anymore
 
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