by Ginger on June 18, 2009

in The 9-5

You know what I just love? I just love when I have a crazy day of meetings. Seriously, here’s what my meeting schedule is for the day: 9-10, 10-10:30, 10:30-11:30, 11:30-12:00, 1:00-2:00, 2:00-3:00, 3:00-4:00, 4:00-5:00. So yeah, looks like I’m not getting anything done today. (barring this quick vent of a blog post).

You know what else I love? I just love when I come in early to prep for my first meeting and find that the meeting has been rescheduled to another day. I hate getting up early. I hate when meetings are canceled at the last minute because the other participants can’t get their act together enough to prepare for a meeting that’s been on the calendar for 2 weeks.

I just don’t know why it’s so hard to be considerate of your coworkers time. Why is it that your inability to prepare trumps everything else? Why do your deadlines take priority over mine, and the other 8 people in that meeting?


Ali June 18, 2009 at 11:11 am

That is so irritating. I’m sorry. But good karma points to you for sure!

Cee June 20, 2009 at 6:53 pm

Ugh… I hate that too.

My (former) boss was notorious for sending us last minute meeting requests (as in 2 minutes before the time he wanted to meet “I hope you’re not busy, but…” NO I’M NOT BUSY, I’M JUST SITTING AT MY (*#$@# DESK WAITING FOR YOU TO SEND ME LAST MINUTE MEETING REQUESTS!!) and for canceling meetings minutes before they were supposed to begin.

He also never had the foresight to look at the meeting day/time and think “hmm, I probably shouldn’t schedule this meeting at this time because there is something majorly important going on” like the end of the fiscal quarter/half/year or we’ll already be traveling on business, or there is another meeting that he can SEE in Outlook but schedules his meetings for that time anyway.

He’s such an idiot. I was always the one to have to say “Bob, we can’t have that meeting on this day/time because..” and he’d say “oooooh! you’re right!”

Dumbass. I’m so glad I don’t work for him anymore.

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