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Old 06-25-2020, 04:46 PM
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Default daily meetings, or how does my bf get anything done

This is going to be a boring post, just I like efficiency and I feel like this a Dilbert comic.


So since quarantine, I am at home with my boyfriend, who works from home, also due to quarantine. He's a program developer or something like that. He normally works somewhere 42 miles away, but he doesn't have to since quarantine. Every month the higher ups say, "end of the month we go back" then before then they say it will be at the end of next month that they're going back.

Anyway, everyday is an hour to hour and a half meeting. My bf sometimes is playing on his PS4 because people in the meeting are talking about stuff he is not involved with. Most days there are two meetings. Today it probably be 3. this morning his project manager had a one-on-one meeting with him telling him to stop working on one thing (which is his main job) to priortize another thing. Bf told her he was told to work only on the job (I don't know by who, but it seems like it's a job that has being going on a long time and is really his job). That meeting took about 20 min. Ten min. latter is a new meeting.

So now it's the 11 daily meeting, and there is a 1pm daily meeting. listening to most of the meetings, it seems he talks at most 2 min. Sometimes more when he talks about running something the night before and giving the results.

Sometimes the project manager will say there won't be a 1pm meeting tomorrow. In general I don't see how these meetings help him. He seems a captive to the most boring parts of the day. Yeah, he can work on his stuff, tuning out the meeting, but as you probably guess if I don't cook I'm the one having to get food at the drive-thru because he's captive at his computer.
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Old 06-25-2020, 05:54 PM
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That's distressingly common in large tech companies. (Could be common in other companies, but my experience was large tech ones.) Once you get into the project management side, that's basically all there is. Any kind of management, also.
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Old 06-25-2020, 08:31 PM
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The company my bf works with for makes HBAC sistems ( intentionally misspelling in case company is the only one of it's kind...just replace the 'b' with a 'v') but the programming stuff seems to have nothing to do with what they manufacture. Also, his 2pm (today not 1pm) meeting just finished at 3:23pm. He had time to get the trash can out from out front without worry of them asking him for his input. And we ordered food during the time for him to pick up after meeting.
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