Remote presenteeism

How are the usual suspects doing this at your place? Just experienced an instance of this that made me want to put my fist through the window.

They are doing very well. Emails early doors, marketing posts on LinkedIn throughout the day, quick responses to all staff emails. Pity for many of them that we are measured entirely by revenue.

Can't say I've thought about it.  I assume the usual sending e-mails late in the evening or very early in the morning and calling people out of office hours.

Yes, it's early and late emails with totally unnecessary fyi cc'ing of people. Trying to arrange calls late at nigth etc

That fucking deadpan suggestion of a 20:00 call for a non-urgent issue as if it's the most normal thing in the world.

 

M8.

Pull the other one.

I am making carbonara.

Doesn't happen to me often tbf. I work mainly with hooman beans.

During the first lockdown it was Teams team meetings every evening. But everyone got bored.

Friend of mines place had a standing teams meeting at 8am every morning up until recently.  
 

our place is sound. None of thon shite

Friend of mines place had a standing teams meeting at 8am every morning up until recently.  

Better 8am than 6:30pm which never starts on time because the boss is late, and then all the people who live alone and haven't seen another human just want to shoot the breeze, and by 8pm all the people who have kids at home start to drop off but you kind of need a decent excuse to say you need to go and "I want to have dinner with my husband" just won't cut it.

I always used to breathe a sigh of relief when they got bumped to 8am the next day. At least at 9am you can pretend you have another meeting to dial into.

I know one team which did it's team meetings on Friday at 5pm! 

LP I'd tempted to break wind loudly and mumble something about I've really got to go before suddenly disappearing.

We did Friday 5pm but it was voluntary and it was a quiz and you were expected to have a drink.  Good excuse to stop work and have a general chat for an hour.

All the timings of the online meetings described above sound shite tbf 

I know one team which did it's team meetings on Friday at 5pm! 

We did them every day at 6 or 6:30pm!

I was losing the will to live.

Thankfully it appears so did everyone else.

the one i knew about wasn't voluntary. We did ours first thing, 5-10 minutes max. perfect. 

spontaneous cherry sour for me today. 7.2%. Opened up early. 

couldn’t give a fuck tbh

fuck work

the one i knew about wasn't voluntary. We did ours first thing, 5-10 minutes max. perfect. 

Neither were ours and they were 1hr minimum.

I took to deliberately scheduling other calls at the end of the day with people in other time zones to get out of them.

Then after the first lockdown we had a "lessons learned" feedback session and I said the daily team meetings were pointless, added to people's already heavy workload and made it impossible to maintain a clear divide between our work and home lives. 

what do you do @ lp? why is there a need for a meeting at 6pm.

There wasn't a need for one. People here just fucking love meetings.

In the beginning the reason for it was supposedly because the Covid situation was constantly evolving and our boss was having daily meetings with the SMT and then he wanted to pass on any important information to our team afterwards. But, you know, we're lawyers, we don't work in vaccine development or disaster management. We can read emails. It was total overkill.

i had guy in my dept who'd have actual meetings, not end of the day review and plans for tomorrow, but normal meetings late in the evening atleast twice a week. He'd start then at 6 and they would finish around 7:00 but often he would other work that he would need to get done so the meetings wouldn't start until 7:00 or 7:30.    

Aren't you pregnant lp? Can't you just say you have to go and be sick?

I wasn't during the first lockdown when this nonsense was going on.