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    Default Badly timed meeting….

    Thankfully a one-off, but, I have a project crisis 4pm meeting today. (Crisis caused by numpty director not thinking – usual cause of any project crisis!!)

    Given that I get up at 5:30am to get here for 7am, I usually leave around 3 and do emails as needed in the evening to avoid rush hour. The guy opposite me in the meeting is here in Bradford from 7am as he lives in Nottingham, so, he will not be so impressed either.

    Really hacked off as I am likely to be heading into rush hour today at 5:30, meaning a 2 hour 15 minute crawl home.

    If anyone says anything leaving at lunch tomorrow there will be blood……

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wilmslow View Post
    Thankfully a one-off, but, I have a project crisis 4pm meeting today. (Crisis caused by numpty director not thinking – usual cause of any project crisis!!)

    Given that I get up at 5:30am to get here for 7am, I usually leave around 3 and do emails as needed in the evening to avoid rush hour. The guy opposite me in the meeting is here in Bradford from 7am as he lives in Nottingham, so, he will not be so impressed either.

    Really hacked off as I am likely to be heading into rush hour today at 5:30, meaning a 2 hour 15 minute crawl home.

    If anyone says anything leaving at lunch tomorrow there will be blood……
    Go out for a meal and leave after 5.30 thus avoiding rush hour.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wilmslow View Post
    If anyone says anything leaving at lunch tomorrow there will be blood……
    From your nosebleed by the sounds of it. Relax! Do what I do when they inconvenience me - extract revenge by taking time off in lieu and add a bit more for your inconvenience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wilmslow View Post
    Thankfully a one-off, but, I have a project crisis 4pm meeting today. (Crisis caused by numpty director not thinking – usual cause of any project crisis!!)

    Given that I get up at 5:30am to get here for 7am, I usually leave around 3 and do emails as needed in the evening to avoid rush hour. The guy opposite me in the meeting is here in Bradford from 7am as he lives in Nottingham, so, he will not be so impressed either.

    Really hacked off as I am likely to be heading into rush hour today at 5:30, meaning a 2 hour 15 minute crawl home.

    If anyone says anything leaving at lunch tomorrow there will be blood……
    You're expecting a "crisis" meeting to only last an hour and a half?? Good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wobbegong View Post
    You're expecting a "crisis" meeting to only last an hour and a half?? Good luck.
    It's the one where they announce a raft of permie redundancies, it could be a short one
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    I remember being in a crisis meeting in Paris. It started at 3pm and was still going strong at 7pm. The crisis was how to workaround some system not working. The (ill-)considered opinion was that it wasn't fixable within the required timescales. I got so bored, I left the meeting room without saying a word. Thirty minutes later came back in, and announced I'd fixed the system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NotAllThere View Post
    I remember being in a crisis meeting in Paris. It started at 3pm and was still going strong at 7pm. The crisis was how to workaround some system not working. The (ill-)considered opinion was that it wasn't fixable within the required timescales. I got so bored, I left the meeting room without saying a word. Thirty minutes later came back in, and announced I'd fixed the system.

    No hero reception of course, as I'd made the PM and the FD look remarkably foolish. My contract was shortly thereafter terminated. Which was frankly a relief.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NotAllThere View Post
    Thirty minutes later came back in, and announced I'd fixed the system.
    Well you were the one who'd 'broken' it in the first place, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wilmslow View Post
    Thankfully a one-off, but, I have a project crisis 4pm meeting today. (Crisis caused by numpty director not thinking – usual cause of any project crisis!!)

    Given that I get up at 5:30am to get here for 7am, I usually leave around 3 and do emails as needed in the evening to avoid rush hour. The guy opposite me in the meeting is here in Bradford from 7am as he lives in Nottingham, so, he will not be so impressed either.

    Really hacked off as I am likely to be heading into rush hour today at 5:30, meaning a 2 hour 15 minute crawl home.

    If anyone says anything leaving at lunch tomorrow there will be blood……
    Grow some kahunas and decline the meeting request with a proposal for a new time. You're a contractor FFS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charles Foster Kane View Post
    Grow some kahunas and decline the meeting request with a proposal for a new time. You're a contractor FFS.


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