Best meeting ever?
What's that, you say? Important meetings should have a fixed, designated location with a solid, efficient agenda? Where on god's mysterious planet do you work, good sir? For I, in all my days, have never heard such tomfoolery.
What do you see here?
To the untrained, naive eye, I'm sure this looks like a calendar invitation to partake in some mysterious meeting about project management, between the hours of 1:00 and 3:00, on Wednesday and Thursday.
Clever, but they can't fool me. Only an experienced, seasoned professional could see past this innocent exterior to the truth.
For one, I didn't receive either of these invitations until said Wednesday at about 1:45. In other words, I received an email inviting me to this alleged "meeting," which was immediately followed by an Outlook calendar pop-up, which looked something like this.
Calendar mix-up aside, I start towards today's meeting to discover the following two things:
1.) The auditorium is empty. All of the meeting rooms in this building are empty. I know this, as I wandered around for about 15 minutes trying to locate the (not-a-)meeting.
2.) Even had I been able to find this meeting, which (it was my understanding) was to train me to assist with this project, is not actually a meeting or training. It's the project itself. What this project is, is anyone's guess, as I have been part of neither a meeting nor training on the subject.
Confused? Yeah, join the club.
I really think they ought to take the direct approach next time instead of this elaborate facade, but that's just me. Something like this should be sufficient:
Or at least those asterisks, that let you know what person A is selling, is not actually what person B is buying.
I suppose I should be happy that I have less work to do. I just really don't enjoy having my time wasted, which, I'm fully aware, makes me a completely unreasonable bitch. That aside, I kind of like being asked to do things. It makes me feel important, or like people value the skills I have to offer. But not this time.
Not this time.
I'm glad to see the majority of voters (in the side bar, slacker.) are asking for more office humor, because by golly, there seems to be a never ending supply of it around here. Whether I like it or not.
Is it Saturday yet???
Posted by Amanda Kay