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Comment: Two examples (perhaps a little OT) (Score 1) 283

by ag4vr (#14489935) Attached to: Meetings are Bad For You
Two meetings in my career have stood out as examples of poorly put-together meetings:

  1. The weekly status meeting in the room with an automatic light switch, where the lights went out because there wasn't enough movement in the room.
  2. Another weekly status meeting (in another company) where my coworker got angry with our project leader, and threatened to continue the discussion outside in, say, a more physical manner.

We often hear about the 5 W's in school--perhaps those planning meetings could focus a little more on the Who and Why, as opposed to the What, Where, and When?

Oh, we were talking about corporate meetings. Never mind.

P.S. - instead of being fired, my coworker was moved to another project, working with newer technology and not having to deal wiith daily production issues. Talk about sending a message to the rest of the staff!

Old programmers never die, they just branch to a new address.

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