Discovering the Relevance of Words
On Monday we received an email at work telling us of a meeting taking place the next day.
It was mandatory.
It was taking place in the auditorium at the same time the theatre director (read: I) had play rehearsal.
Long story short, the meeting got rescheduled and I forgot to go to the meeting.
Seriously, who gives only 24 hour notice on a mandatory meeting and then doesn’t send a reminder? While we’re at it, who sends an email about a meeting using Outlook and doesn’t make it an Appointment? Seriously, people.
Long story short, I was emailed 4 times by three different people telling me I had missed the meeting.
Long story short, there was a mandatory makeup meeting 15 minutes earlier than reporting time to work (read: off contract time). No big deal, I typically arrive prior to contract time and I think I would be exaggerating if I said I’ve left work at contract time (or even within ten minutes of contract time ending) more than 50 times in ten years.
Long meeting short, I spent a total of ninety seconds in this meeting, was handed a packet of papers and told which room I had been assigned to for our testing day.
This bugs me: I hate meeting for meeting’s sake. I hate meetings about meetings. I would rather do my job than talk about how to do my job. I hate meeting with no actionable items.
What bugs you?