RE: True insignificance

Subject: RE: True insignificance
From: "Gilger.John" <JGilger -at- acresgaming -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 6 Mar 2002 10:09:51 -0800

Karen Gloor laments poor meeting attendance and lack of respect.

In a previous position we faced similar problems on a regular basis until at one such meeting we had a member of management in attendance.

We were meeting to discuss ways to improve our processes, cut expenses, and boost the bottom line, etc.

The facilitator of the meeting made a comment similar to the following when the habitual worst offenders finally arrived:

"Congratulations. You have just wasted $450 of the company's money. We have 20 people who have been waiting for you so we could start this meeting. The average fully-burdened salry rate for them is $90/hr and you have wasted 15 minutes of their time."

Upper-management heard about it and so did everyone else.

Punctuality and attendance in scheduled meetings became a part of personal performance evaluations.

John Gilger
Technical Writer
Acres Gaming, Inc.
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