A "hobo" clown at heart, down on my luck (previously but not now), but eternally optimistic :o)
Oh, the weekly meetings at the lab used to be the WORST. (This was when that one guy was the manager, names withheld.) They sometimes went on for an hour and a half, because people would be allowed to just ramble on. I don't think I've ever seen such poor management when it comes to meetings. Those of us that were present then still laugh about them.Then there was the meeting that was a pretense to talk about something else, and it was basically an ambush in which we were all put on the spot and asked our feelings about a personnel matter. What NOT to do!
At our meetings, the chit-chat is out of control and every person present has their own personal agenda. That's why I get so much doodling done.
Good points for a meeting, just not normally followed.
I used to hate long, boring meetings! Waste of company time.....nothing got resolved except people loved being away from their desk drinking coffee and eating donuts........Ugh.
Ken, when I worked at AT&T in finance, there were some pretty brutal meetings. The "leaders" of those meeting didn't use this advice. Those were long meetings sometimes.
Nothing worse than being in a meeting where someone falls asleep and starts snoring.
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