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    One of the chaps who works across from me was pulled out this morning - not to be seen again.

    Couldn't believe what had happened - during a town hall last week somebody mentioned there were yoga classes available at lunchtime & he made an off-hand remark that they looked like the kind of sessions where you'd want to be at the back.

    Somebody takes offence and he's shown the door. Really!

    I thought that these snowflakes that take offence at everything were made up by the Daily Mail.

    Apparently not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pip in a Poke View Post
    One of the chaps who works across from me was pulled out this morning - not to be seen again.

    Couldn't believe what had happened - during a town hall last week somebody mentioned there were yoga classes available at lunchtime & he made an off-hand remark that they looked like the kind of sessions where you'd want to be at the back.

    Somebody takes offence and he's shown the door. Really!

    I thought that these snowflakes that take offence at everything were made up by the Daily Mail.

    Apparently not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pip in a Poke View Post
    One of the chaps who works across from me was pulled out this morning - not to be seen again.

    Couldn't believe what had happened - during a town hall last week somebody mentioned there were yoga classes available at lunchtime & he made an off-hand remark that they looked like the kind of sessions where you'd want to be at the back.

    Somebody takes offence and he's shown the door. Really!

    I thought that these snowflakes that take offence at everything were made up by the Daily Mail.

    Apparently not.
    What does "during a town hall last week" mean? I'm guessing a typo or missing word, but my built-in interpolation and error correcting algorithm failed!

    WRT to the sudden disappearance, could it be this remark was just a pretext for firing him and maybe some other aspect was at fault such as performance or timekeeping or even personal hygiene?
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    Quote Originally Posted by OwlHoot View Post
    What does "during a town hall last week" mean? I'm guessing a typo or missing word, but my built-in interpolation and error correcting algorithm failed!

    WRT to the sudden disappearance, could it be this remark was just a pretext for firing him and maybe some other aspect was at fault such as performance or timekeeping or even personal hygiene?
    A "Town Hall" is a weekly forum to disseminate info to the wider development community.

    I believe it's yet another Agile construct.

    My definition is a pointless 30 minutes during which management guff passes in one ear and straight out through the other.

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    Everyone has town halls these days, it's actually just corporate/departmental announcements where you waste 1/2 - 1 hour of your time standing around and not hearing the announcer correctly because they're too quiet or they don't know how to use the mic.

    The term town hall is incorrect as TH's imply that it's a 2-way communication but usually it's not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pip in a Poke View Post
    A "Town Hall" is a weekly forum to disseminate info to the wider development community.

    I believe it's yet another Agile construct.

    My definition is a pointless 30 minutes during which management guff passes in one ear and straight out through the other.
    Is it deliverable focussed or just part-and-parcel-of-the-company stuff?
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    Quote Originally Posted by northernladyuk View Post
    Is it deliverable focussed or just part-and-parcel-of-the-company stuff?
    It's usually bigger picture project related stuff. Apart from details of yoga classes, that is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by northernladyuk View Post
    Is it deliverable focussed or just part-and-parcel-of-the-company stuff?
    "deliverable focussed"


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    Quote Originally Posted by Pip in a Poke View Post
    It's usually bigger picture project related stuff. Apart from details of yoga classes, that is.
    Sounds like psychocandy inside IR35 stuff. Don't go to them.
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