RE: Meetings -- ARRGGHHH!!!

Subject: RE: Meetings -- ARRGGHHH!!!
From: cewinch -at- aep -dot- com
To: "Downing, David" <DavidDowning -at- users -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 12 Feb 2009 12:46:16 -0500

David,

It's not un-diplomatic to say that you need to get back to your work
(since the discussion had moved to things unrelated to it). I mean really,
we all get paid to focus on the tasks for which we were hired! If the
others in the meeting don't understand that, I fear for their jobs....

Connie Winch
Senior Technical Communicator
American Electric Power
cewinch -at- aep -dot- com




"Downing, David" <DavidDowning -at- users -dot- com>
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02/12/2009 12:41 PM

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RE: Meetings -- ARRGGHHH!!!






Okay, the conflicting meeting excuse is diplomatic, but I think everyone
knew I didn't have one. Part of the problem is how to be diplomatic
about it.

-----Original Message-----
From: John Posada [mailto:jposada99 -at- gmail -dot- com]
Sent: Thursday, February 12, 2009 12:13 PM
To: Downing, David
Cc: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Subject: Re: Meetings -- ARRGGHHH!!!

>which didn't even concern me

I excuse myself and leave.

I tell the person managing the meeting that if something should come
up that s/he thinks concerns me, I'll come back, but since it went
over, I have a conflicting meeting.

On Thu, Feb 12, 2009 at 11:55 AM, Downing, David
<DavidDowning -at- users -dot- com> wrote:
> I just got dragged into a meeting that I was told would last 15
minutes
> and went on for 45 because several people got hung up on one specific
> point, which didn't even concern me. I just read an article in that
same
> issue of INTERCOM about effective meetings, but nobody else seems to
be
> aware of the principles discussed therein, or is unwilling to enforce
> them. The problem is, I wasn't in a position to do anything about it
> because I was an invited guest. What do you all do when you get into
> situations like that besides just grit your teeth?


--
John Posada
Senior Technical Writer
NYMetro STC President

Looking for the next gig.
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