Ah ha, another meeting. I know you’ve read about it before , but this is for posterity and tracks the waste of minutes/hours we are subject to when we are at our most vulnerable, I mean at work.
From scrawled notes, I can’t expect you to trawl throughthe handwriting to make sense of them. Thats my role, so here goes.
“The kitchen fairy is pissed” off at 10:04. Apparently the cleaning of the sink dishes is a task which is noone’s role but is the cause of multiple conversations. There’s even a dish washing machine suggested, we’re talking here of 5 people’s dishes.
“Who’s going to pack it?” someone queries.
Apparently Gwenyth is spoken too. An interesting move. Is she the recalcitrant who leaves unwashed dishes sink bound? This is not resolved and its left hanging there, a tea towel flapping in the breeze of kitchen anxiety.
By 10:46, and its been 45 minutes already we are on to the stationary needed. Three professionals and the EA are now huddled over what’s needed for the upcoming report wiriting.
“Gee it’s cold in here”
“What do you think of the printing?
“Why is the toner always low?”
“Maybe someone didn’t hit the reset button and/but its been a long time since we had a service call, besides I printed out those org charts, the one’s I laiminated and they were a bit hazy”. “The plastic containers for the copier are still sitting there, unknown location to stick them in the copier so maybe they’re the cause of the shit copies and hazziness.
‘I’ve ordered stuff for the kitchen for my six weeks leave, and we won’t be getting adminisatration support for that time either” ” Betsy has taken a package like many and to get their hands on the dough they have to leave pronto and before the 31/12″
And new phones are coming, but there’s no message bank on them and that not good. Someone remarks that
” That’s not good for the EA’s they’re under the pump.” That was was a faux pas worthy of ten minuted more wasted time.
And so it goes, nearly ninety minutes wasted on the trivia that passes as a morning “catch up”
All seems like ketchup to me!