oooh, another meeting!
For work, that is. Remember how I said I rarely go to meetings
? I went to another one today. It was to go over some particularly granular things for a project; the only people who needed to be there were myself and the product manager. Guess how many other
people were there. Go ahead, guess. My boss guessed "4" and she was wrong. She was off by three. There were seven other people there
. We even warned them: "this discussion will have nothing to do with you and you will be bored." One guy left after that, but everyone else stayed. Amazing. I
want to be a professional meeting-goer. That would be easy. But no. We have to actually build things.
Here's a thought: companies probably wouldn't have to go to outside vendors (us!) in order to get things done, if all their employees weren't in meetings-irrelevant-to-their-jobs all the time. Then again, we outside vendors like getting paid so I guess extraneous-people-in-meetings is the tradeoff. I'm ok with that.