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Sun Apr 15, 2012, 11:40 PM

Never, ever has attending a mandatory weekly staff meeting been a productive use of anyone's time

I stand by that. It is an unassailable fact.

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Reply Never, ever has attending a mandatory weekly staff meeting been a productive use of anyone's time (Original post)
LuckyTheDog Apr 2012 OP
WillParkinson Apr 2012 #1
elleng Apr 2012 #2
WillParkinson Apr 2012 #4
siligut Apr 2012 #9
Scuba Apr 2012 #3
Major Nikon Apr 2012 #5
Phentex Apr 2012 #6
LeftinOH Apr 2012 #7
hibbing Apr 2012 #8
progressoid Apr 2012 #10
Gidney N Cloyd Apr 2012 #11
hobbit709 Apr 2012 #12

Response to LuckyTheDog (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2012, 05:50 AM

1. Sorry, I do not believe that's true...

After all, there's donuts.

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Response to WillParkinson (Reply #1)

Mon Apr 16, 2012, 06:16 AM

2. That ASSUMES donuts.

Never got any, in my government job; just aggravation or boredom.

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Response to elleng (Reply #2)

Mon Apr 16, 2012, 06:50 AM

4. You should come to our meeting today...

There will be pizza AND donuts.

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Response to WillParkinson (Reply #4)

Mon Apr 16, 2012, 12:03 PM

9. Oooh, now I want to work in the hospitality industry

At least that is why I think you guys know how to do meetings right.

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Response to LuckyTheDog (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2012, 06:29 AM

3. Well, remember this. One is never bored when one has a dirty mind.

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Response to LuckyTheDog (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2012, 07:50 AM

5. Never attend a meeting that can start without you

-- Buddy Ackerman

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Response to LuckyTheDog (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2012, 08:00 AM

6. I totally agree. I had one boss who kept to a schedule...

he wouldn't let people blather on and on. Still, it was a waste of time with people trying to make themselves sound busy.

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Response to LuckyTheDog (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2012, 08:25 AM

7. All staff meetings follow this pattern:

1. Meeting starts several minutes late because person in charge is yakking away with someone who is already seated.

2. First topic of conversation is mentioned quickly; over and done.

3. Second topic of conversation is immediately derailed by someone who should be discussing their personal "situation" with their own supervisor. Or HR. Or a psychiatrist.

4. See number three.
5. See number three.
6. See number three.
7. Meeting over.

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Response to LeftinOH (Reply #7)

Mon Apr 16, 2012, 11:32 AM

8. Do I work with you?

Hi,
Hehehe, that scenario sounds awfully familiar. Thanks for the laugh!

Peace

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Response to LuckyTheDog (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2012, 01:02 PM

10. Problem with your TPS reports?

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Response to LuckyTheDog (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2012, 01:25 PM

11. Meetings in general tend to be worthless.

It's that '95%of life is just showing up' attitude. There's a ton of management types out there who think that meetings in and of themselves are accomplishments-- not the kickoff to accomplishing something, not the wrap-up afterwards-- the actual justification of their existence.

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Response to LuckyTheDog (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2012, 02:27 PM

12. all staff meetings consist of 3 sections.

1. stuff that doesn't apply to you
2. stuff that applies to you but has already been taken care of.
3. stuff that you could care less about.

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