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DubbaThony143516dJust got next call "we are thinking about a change, we will call you when we figure it out"
they really fing work on my nerves today.
blol4516dOne of my former colleagues had it like that. As an architect he had to sit through stupid meetings all day and when the idiots went home at five he could finally do some work till seven.
Every meeting, I just keep the time and amend the hours estimate on the task I'm on to include it. No free time.
RevThwack137616dVoice mail is a wonderful thing...
"Hi, this is CodeMonkey. I'm unable to answer your call right now because I'm working on something that's important to someone other than just you. If you feel you really need me, feel free to contact CodeBoss and tell him why your request is more important than anything else. Thank You!"
Boss has a different ringtone than other schlubs.
k0pernikus546316dMute your telephone. Call them back when you have the time, like 4 hours or even two days later. If they come to your desk, tell them to go to your team lead / boss. Their incompetence to manage does not constitute an emergency on your part.
For people to respect boundaries, you have to set them.
Unless you work in devops/secops and need to be "on call", do not pick up phone calls. Mute your phone.
If you ARE doing ops work, refuse all types of deep focus work, with the argument "I'm on call for ops work".
If ops work results in necessary focus work (emergency feature must be written to save production), delegate either task, so one employee can be on call while the other one codes.
If someone wants to discuss their own tasks or refine planned work, let them schedule a meeting in your calendar. Book your own focus hours as "unavailable" in your calendar.
Non-prio questions can be asked on Slack (or whatever the company chat app is), and will be answered "At earliest convenience, within 24 hours".
Really, every time you let yourself be disturbed, YOU give the signal: "it's totally fine to disturb me".
Maer8815dYou could generously assume that 1 call that completely gets your out of your focus costs you an hour in total.
Count calls for a week, maybe it helps management to see a clear number of how much time they are wasting. It is not just your salary, it is also cost of delaying product by X.
Unfortunately they just don't understand it. Like today. I have 3rd meeting. Wasted half day. Da fuck, all I have to do is write fucking code not listen to your buissness plan (which is trash IMHO but I dont care)
E: yes, they know they are extremly wastefull with this. Or at least they were told and I said in numbers. They just dont understand it.
- I prefer talking than typing.
- Well I prefer typing than talking. So here is my proposal : you call me, explain the issue, I won't talk at all, then I'll type the response on slack.
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