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Twice today I've spoken up in meetings and was totally ignored. I guess my idea wasn't even worth a reply? :-/

Five minutes later: oh, right, I forgot I'd muted myself.

- @bradfitz

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  • 7
    It happened to me too although the phone wasn't on mute, the mic wasn't working. I thought they were ignoring me until someone asked where I was when I was there talking the whole time.
  • 11
    This has happened to me too, although in person, and on many occasions.
  • 6
    Shotcalled like a champ in Overwatch for like half a match
    Found out later that my mic was on mute and my team was yelling at me for not responding on comms lol
  • 7
    I've had the opposite, when I forgot to mute myself, did my own thing and sweared in call 😁
  • 5
    @irene yeah, that's definitely worse.

    I used to work in a call center and someone got fired for shouting "MOTHERFUCKING IDIOT!" loud enough that other callers could hear him. The icing on the cake was that he'd forgotten to mute himself and was talking to someone important. Manager immediately walked over to his desk and dragged him into a conference room and he was gone the next day
  • 1
    @Root in person?! 😂
  • 1
    @irene someone was taking a leak w/o muting his headset :) dunno which is worse: that or swearing...
  • 1
    @netikras probably the peeing. My swearing was just whispered "blyaaaaa" when some Google shit didn't work in Firefox.

    Awkward silence of my colleagues cued me something was wrong.
  • 2
    @dr-ant Not funny.
    Degrading and absolutely infuriating.
  • 1
    Haha. Happened to me also. I was getting irritated that they kept ignoring me.
    At the end I noticed I was muted
    💁‍♂ïļ
  • 1
    @Root ah. I don't know why I didn't get it first. I thought you meant you were on mute in person without realizing it. I imagined you cursing silently. ðŸĪŠ
  • 1
    @dr-ant Oh, I do that all the time 😅
  • 1
    @dr-ant it's when you explain something in your head but you know no one will take the time to try and understand what your saying so you never push the information from your mouth.

    And it is quite infuriating as @Root suggested, often times it leads to a situation as @EmberQuill mentioned and it's all you can do to politely walk away from the scenario before you get fired.

    This one has adapted to just parking a seat just within earshot and cynically sipping coffee while I stare at them curiously as if there little ants all scrambling around trying to figure out who turned the sprinklers on.

    Occasionally, just for fun, we even quietly walk over and turn the water pressure up when they're not looking 😈
  • 0
    bluejeans push-to-talk is the best improvement to meetings lately hahah

    having lunch on a call while bothering nobody, oh
  • 1
    @M1sf3t lol that must be fun.
  • 0
    @dr-ant meh, it is for a minute then you start to feel sorry for them after a little while (occasionally) and so you walk over and fix everything when they take a break from it. Sometimes we even attempt to explain what we did when they come back, others... Idk must've been magic ðŸĪ·ðŸŧ‍♂ïļ
  • 0
    @M1sf3t lol
    I don't have that luxury. If I stay quiet, someone will definitely rope me in the discussion. Then I will have to politely and carefully explain why the basis of their "discussion" is pointless and how stupid they all are. I deal with very fragile egos on the regular and despite my attempts I somehow offend them. But the good thing is they exclude me from the discussion as a result. They go ahead and do their thing and when it fails I do what had to be done all along and by that time it's to embarrassing and awkward for anyone to address the fact that I was right, so it gets ignored.
  • 0
    @dr-ant i was like that in school, but between teacher wanting someone else to have a turn and getting my ass kicked by the bigger kids a couple of times I eventually started keeping my mouth shut until everyone else gives up.

    Got out of high school and entered the real world where people seem to pay more attention to your looks and age rather than your previous stats and suddenly they don't even want to even come to me when they have given up.

    Of course it doesn't help that I seem to look eighteen, fifteen years after the fact and I've also developed some weird hybrid form of adhd/dyslexia. Also seem to have forgotten how to be "politely" assertive 🙊
  • 0
    @M1sf3t oh I keep my mouth shut. But eventually I'm asked something and I have to let it all out.
    But don't let someone else's dumbness discourage you from learning to be politely assertive. Imo, you should always strive to be polite. There's a chance that someone is not being a dick on purpose.
  • 0
    @dr-ant I do make attempts but I tend to reserve it for those that have the patience. Typically these are the ones that I usually find that make good mentors so it isn't very often that they haven't already thought about what I was trying to get out.

    The rest I usually have to immediately walk away from because I was also cursed with an extremely short fuse and when it blows it tends to send an extremely focused jolt of electricity grounded toward the individual that blew it

    👉ðŸŧðŸ”ī => ðŸĨŠâœĻ
  • 1
    @M1sf3t lol that emoji illustration.
  • 1
    wonder if that happened to someone and he never found out he was on mute :)
  • 0
    @MegatonSettler in person... most likely ðŸĪĶðŸŧ‍♂ïļ
  • 0
    🀄
  • 0
    Depends on the software used and the people you've spoken with, someone might actually tell you that you're on mute (although that might be only if they're expecting you specifically to talk).
  • 0
    @Root why did you mute, in person? 😀
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  • 1
    That shit can hurt your self-esteem, take care of yourself
  • 0
    My mixer always turned the audio quality to absolute garbage whenever I logged out and back in on Windows. Always needed to restart the mixer afterwards. Oh the surprised voices of ppl when I suddenly didnt sound like a Jet engine with speech paralysis.
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