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Old 21-02-08, 08:41 PM   #1
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So today at work we have a meeting about some missile upgrades on a warship.

This leads to another smart allick saying.

"lets take this one outside of this meeting and have another meeting about it shall we"

So now we have created a meeting from a meeting....

So this afternoon at the new meeting they realize that the correct people are not present, talk of meeting topic for an hour then arrange a few more meetings that may be required still not resolving or having the original meeting intended!

I do ask myself now and again why i took an office job!
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Old 21-02-08, 08:44 PM   #2
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They got it all wrong

Should have delegated design of the meeting to a sub-committee
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Old 21-02-08, 09:56 PM   #3
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Sounds familiar, we do that at my place alot.

I wont take part in anymore than two meetings per day now. I wont turn up to meetings that get booked between 12pm and 2pm. So that I get a lunch break.

If I dont do this, I dont get any work done. We never used to have meetings, we just used to say "I'm going to do x & y" and then we'd debate it and go and get it done. Now we have to have meetings and they never get anything done. I'd say 5% of the ones I go to are productive the rest of them are just a waste of time.
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So today at work we have a meeting about some missile upgrades on a warship.

This leads to another smart allick saying.

"lets take this one outside of this meeting and have another meeting about it shall we"

So now we have created a meeting from a meeting....

So this afternoon at the new meeting they realize that the correct people are not present, talk of meeting topic for an hour then arrange a few more meetings that may be required still not resolving or having the original meeting intended!

I do ask myself now and again why i took an office job!
Cos you secretly enjoy all the meetings, maybe?

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Old 21-02-08, 10:27 PM   #5
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Have you been exposed to the 'Did you find this meeting useful' survey that you have to fill in and give to the meeting organiser at the end of the meeting?

To me that is just someone overdoing it really, being officious rather than efficient.

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Have you been exposed to the 'Did you find this meeting useful' survey that you have to fill in and give to the meeting organiser at the end of the meeting?

To me that is just someone overdoing it really, being officious rather than efficient.

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Not yet! thank god.

The meetings drag on long enough without the need of a meetin survey! LOL.

What makes me laugh the most is the progress meeting of projects. No-one actually discusses progress, which does baffle me>? when i asked them "why dont we discuss how the project is going at a progress meeting?" they frown and scurn all thinkning " what do u think this is ? a progress meeting?

Brilliant bunch of intelligent uselless people they are!
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Old 22-02-08, 08:07 AM   #7
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Whoa, slow down slick! It can't go to a sub-committe until a steering group has been formed...
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Yep, I wont attend any meeting unless I see an agenda. No agenda, no meeting.

Also, if I dont think I add any value to any agenda items (assuming there is one!) then its also a no go.

We have shared calendering on our email system and I have a permanent, re-occuring meeting from 12 - 1pm every day.....for lunch
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So today at work we have a meeting about some missile upgrades on a warship.

This leads to another smart allick saying.

"lets take this one outside of this meeting and have another meeting about it shall we"

So now we have created a meeting from a meeting....

So this afternoon at the new meeting they realize that the correct people are not present, talk of meeting topic for an hour then arrange a few more meetings that may be required still not resolving or having the original meeting intended!

I do ask myself now and again why i took an office job!
You work at my place?
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