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I once went to a town hall meeting where we were told what we couldn't ask about before we went there ;)
Then they were upset nobody asked anything.
Berkmann1881539dSounds a bit like the company I currently work at 🙃.
PaperTrail774939d> "Ever fuckinn townhall meeting"
Ours are called 'Department Knowledge Sharing' meetings. Every quarter, for 2 to 4 hours.
COVID has moved them to Teams, so the last one was maybe an hour. Amazing how much time they wasted in PowerPoint.
EmberQuill254939dOh God, I hate townhall meetings. Upper-level execs bragging about how great the company is doing and now profits have been high but they don't mention that we're still not getting the raises we were promised a year ago.
There was one last year where they got mad at us for not attending in person because we were over-capacity and desperately trying to meet ridiculous deadlines. Apparently not enough people showed up to fill the auditorium and everyone was tuned in remotely.
cho-uc139539dI am probably the only one, but town hall meeting is one of the meeting that I always look forward to for the reasons of :
1. I get to meet people outside of depts that I usually work with
2. The most important thing is I can get see how the company is going and decide if it's still worth to stay. I was never part of the management team and getting a glimpse of what they usually talk about excites me. There are rumors abound about the company status but I want to know how the management handle communicating them in person to the employees.
jeeper533914hHey we are in bad financial shape, let’s spend $10,500 on an unproductive meeting! Assuming $15/hr (crap pay, as you said) x 700 for 1 hour.