July 06, 2007


No, I DON'T want to "sit in with you" on your meeting! I don't CARE if you think it helps to have someone else in there to "help you remember" things! Here's a tip--get a legal pad out of the supply cabinet. A hour spent listening to crap-spouting is not my idea of a morning well-spent.

Posted by Terry Oglesby at July 6, 2007 08:58 AM

I think I have you beat - last Friday, from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. I was required to sit in a boring, not-my-area webcast, my presence specifically requested by one of the VPs of Finance. The topic covered something that deeply concerned something he is currently involved with. Once other from my office and a coworker who nominally reports to the VP were also in the webcast.

The VP and his right-hand guy went to a golf outing. The VP was most concerned that we keep track of the time so *he* could get CPE credit.

Posted by: Diane at July 6, 2007 09:22 AM

Well, Diane, that's not even slightly unethical, is it?

Still sounds more useful than the two separate conference calls I was on yesterday for an hour and a half each. Not that I was listening, but it was the principle of having to mute the phone every time I wanted to leave the room.

Posted by: skinnydan at July 6, 2007 10:45 AM

I feel bad now--I was all set to hate the meeting, but it actually wasn't too bad, and it wasn't about what I thought it was going to be about.

Still, I think I need to hone my 'hiding in the restroom' skills.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at July 6, 2007 10:51 AM

Donít complain Ė some students have to show up right now for our class online chat. Itís dull for me Ė what about for them?

Posted by: jim at July 6, 2007 11:03 AM

Maybe you should have them bring Silly String. That always livens up a party.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at July 6, 2007 11:46 AM