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Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by Steve Championship, Jul 17, 2015.
Being 100% remote is incredible and makes co-workers infinitely less annoying
Not sure I’ve ever heard of someone confusing “direct report” with supervisor.
My resume in high school would’ve looked incredible.
- Front End Specialist at Target - Had up to 10 direct reports
They just finished remodeling our bathrooms at work. I was using the urinal and realized the new wall tile is so reflective that you can see into the stall next to it though the divider gap. Guess I will be pooping in the next stall over.
There is bulk trash (wooden pallets and such) covering up a handicap spot in the parking lot I can see out my window. That's not great Bob
Tell them to google direct report. In big words "A direct report is an employee who reports to a manager, supervisor, or person in a leadership role within a company. People in charge of direct reports may also be referred to as direct reportees"
I've been contracting with a new firm for about 2 months, everything is going great.
Except -- this office fucking loves Friday meetings, even in the afternoons. We have a 2-hour case review firm meeting starting at fucking 1:30 today. The fuck is wrong with people.
Everyone knows before noon on Monday and after noon on Friday are unofficially blocked off. Have some goddamn respect!
I had a meeting pop up a reminder at 2pm a couple Fridays ago cause I never look at my calendar for Friday afternoon
I was atleast 30 to 45 minutes away from the location of the meeting
Looked and saw the meeting organizer was a fucking architect, had 17 invitees. and I had never even replied to the invite
Haven't heard a peep from anyone about that meeting
Why are you emailing me about shit that I need to do next week at noon on labor day weekend
Butthead's reply: "understood"
A legal assistant quit this week because she didn’t receive as much of a bonus as all the other staff.
She works part time and from home. I’m not sure what she expected. But it puts me in a bind because another assistant is retiring and another is leaving for another job in October.
Hopefully one of the ones leaving is the one being too chatty Cathy about bonuses
Trying to silence labor?
Lol, no employee I'm just saying nobody wants to hear you talking about how much is in your bank account
Maybe I'm different, but years ago when I was just first becoming a project manager I was on a project with a couple of guys who had started with the company at the same time I did. Someone in the room pondered about how much the public employee we were doing work for must be making.
I said it wasn't all that much and
I said something like 'it's public record, you can Google it'
Someone did, it was less than I was making and I wasn't that far into my career
But everyone else in the room acted like it was a lot.
I was extremely uncomfortable and do not wish to be in that position again
You know when I think about it, chatty Cathy causes more issues in this situation than you might realize DuffandMuff
For instance, if I know I am distributing bonuses to a group that talks about that kind of thing, I'm gunna bonus everyone equally based on the average performer
Because if I bonus based on individual performance, it's gunna cause blowback like colonel_forbin is experiencing
If I can bonus then based on individual performance, the ones who worked harder and produced more get more. But chatty Cathy fucks that up for everyone
It's an amazing concept
Oh sweet another meeting just put on my calendar for fucking 2:30 today
Fucking cheese-n-rice people have some decency
I typically have one or two meetings per week. Ended up having four on Tuesday alone. After a three day holiday weekend. Where I flew cross country for fsu-lsu and got 10 hours sleep total. My brain was a bowl of porridge.
Four meetings is a busy day?
Work smarter not harder baby. Try to get all my work done during my in office days (tues-weds) then fuck off the remainder of the week from home.
Consider me jealous. I work in manufacturing so there’s no such thing as work from home unless I have a virtual training.
Four meetings plus usual responsibilities? Yea, adds up to a busy day for me too
Currently implementing an enterprise application. Any phone call or meeting puts me behind. Then people bitch about not answering my phone.
So my wife is working a charity event for her company today. They always make shirts for the employees that work them but apparently the venue is ridiculously hot so they made them really thin, breathable material like a runners shirt. Only thing is they’re white and see through so you gotta wear an under shirt. Gonna see a lot of male nipple if they just through it on without one.
Holy shit. She always calls me on her way to work and told me there’s a ton of people who are picking their shirts up at the event so they have no idea what they are. Gonna see a lot of bras and male nipple. They’re like the type of material you’d wear if you were going to run a marathon.
My wife is extremely black and white and is awful with the grey. Trying to explain to her the concepts of its ok to lose a battle to win the war, silence can be deafening and you don’t have to show everyone you’re right every time was quite the discussion we had this morning. These poor people she has meetings with today will probably be here later talking about the mega bitch that has to always be right later on. If it is one of you, I apologize in advance.
I liked your post because I can relate, but I also understand Duff’s situation. If one typically has two meetings a week, then four in one day is overwhelming.
I’m gonna cut the bitch that just put a 4-5p meeting on my calendar tomorrow.
I’m going to take an hour of PTO to make a point.
Speaking of, is it acceptable to block off your lunch if you have something planned? I go to the gym at 2 on my lunch break and it never fails I’ll get random meeting requests the same day and means now I can’t make it there. I have some reoccurring ones but I can work around those but if it’s last minute I just want it to be known I take my lunch at 2 so if you need something make it before then or after 3.
Also I work from home so it’s not like anyone would know that’s when I take my lunch because they’d see me leave regularly at that time.
If I’m not blocked off then I am fair game for a meeting.
Totally acceptable. Set yourself a recurring appointment and let it ride.
Yeah that's the whole point of calendars.
Of course, that assumes your coworkers abide by that and respect your calendar... mine, all too frequently, do not...
100% acceptable. I don't do it because I'm a masochist but it should be encouraged.
I block off so much shit when I got nothing going on. I just finished up my last meeting for the day and went ahead and blocked off the rest of the day before my 3 day weekend.
The “propose new time” function is awesome for shifting meetings to a more suitable time for you that also fits for the other party.
Well, yeah, but it also has a tool where the other person can see available times in the first place and schedule accordingly.... that's a good function as well.
I was going to say a few days ago that my team is really good about not having Friday afternoon meetings, but I didn’t want to curse myself. Apparently, just thinking about it was sufficient.
I have 3 meetings today. They’re all daily recurring meetings. They’re at:
3:30pm, 4pm, and 4:30pm
Dude, what are you doing with your life?
Meetings that you can blow off or meetings that you’re asked to bring stuff to the table?
i wish there was a holiday monday
To be fair, they’re only for a few weeks. They’re for 2 projects that are severely behind schedule.
I contribute nothing but an occasional wisdom drop. I’m also being paid way too much money so I just roll with it.
Ah ok. Carry on.
I wish there was a holiday every Monday
Starts chant: 4 day work week, 4 day work week
Probably wouldn’t work for my industry, but I’m basically doing it this week
And a lot of other weeks for that matter
I just reached out to internal legal counsel to ask for a document relating to a bid and he said “it’s a business decision to proceed” and when I asked him who needs to approve it he said “I don’t know”
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