May 13, 2009


I don't think I'm breaking SFTC Blog Rule No. 1, which dictates that I will not write about the office - or maybe I am, but it's a slow week, I need material, and also, who follows those dumb rules anyway? - to share with you one of my personal workplace pet peeves:

I have to meet with a colleague about some super-exciting project, so I email to ask her what time she's free. Colleague writes that any time between 11:30 and 12:30 would be good. "OK," I respond. "Call me at 11:30." Colleague writes back: "OK. I'm going to be running back to the office from a 10:30 meeting so I might be a few minutes late."

Right. If you're going to be a few minutes late, then 11:30 actually isn't a good time for the meeting, smarty.

Pick another time - one when you are actually available. Because it's not my job to sit and wait while you walk back to your office. But thanks for playing.



bug said...

you're so particular.
(but i agree...can't she call YOU when SHE gets back to the office so you'll know when she's back, as opposed to you sitting there calling her extension every minute to check. that's dumb. and insulting. LIKE YOU HAVE NOTHING BETTER TO DO?! c'mon! doesn't she know you're a blog-extraordinaire?!)

bugs said...

(supposed to say BUGS, but i think you know it's me)