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ZioCain
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It happened.
It finally fucking happend, I wish it didn't, but it happened.

I was in my very first call through zoom were I didn't even speak and didn't even really need to listen.

About 1h.

Everything could have been an e-mail, of course

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  • 8
    I do my best coding during those.
  • 11
    @N00bPancakes I do my best power naps during those.
  • 2
    Welcome to corporate world. Bid goodbye to productivity and efficiency.

    And as @N00bPancakes said, you are often most productive during such times and I never understood why.
  • 5
    @F1973 I guess because you only have 1 thing that might interfer with your focus and you just ignore that, so you're most likely focused on your own stuff...
    but that's a wild guess
  • 1
    @ZioCain that surprisingly makes sense.
  • 2
    You just had your first one? I've had at least one a week for the past... uh... entire history of my employment.
  • 4
    @F1973 I think my productivity while on meetings that I'm just listening too is more about my inherent distractability / lack of focus.

    Give me a minimal amount of distraction / thing to occupy some of my mind and it's enough to allow me to keep on task / focus.

    No such additional distraction and I'm likely to ... distract myself and go off the rails ;)
  • 2
    @N00bPancakes but then only monotonous or repetitive tasks can be done that.

    You can't be creative.
  • 3
    @F1973 Maybe you can't ... ;)
  • 2
    I have two of those every week. 🙄

    Spring planning (30min) and engineering meeting (60-120min)

    Got one coming up today at noon. I’ll probably use the time to make some other calls.
  • 2
    Slurp pasta at them menacingly.
  • 2
    @F1973

    @ZioCain said it all. It's also why your gaming skills peak during work hours. (I won three crowns today :D)
  • 1
    @Jilano good night babes..
  • 1
    @F1973 See ya, love
  • 2
    When I worked remotely for a major company several years ago, that was my daily reality. Every single WebEx meeting could’ve been an email.
  • 2
    @N00bPancakes nice. So I'm not the only one with this wierd distraction mechanic :D
  • 0
    @Jedidja My son is doing school from home next to me, he pays way more attention at home because he can sit there with some silly putty in his hand and fiddle with it, or bounce on his chair while he is watching the class .... for some of us, it's just a thing ;)
  • 4
    @Root Spring planning? It's getting close to fall. Could do with some good winter meetings.
  • 1
  • 1
    To quote Naval Ravikant, go from top to bottom if you can;
    1. Meeting
    2. Phone call
    3. Email
    4. DM

    Some people really enjoy or endure long meetings.
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