The Multifunctioning DBA

Apr 15 2010   10:00AM GMT

Useless Meetings

Colin Smith Colin Smith Profile: Colin Smith

So, today I have a two hour long meeting that is a new employee welcome meeting. I have worked for my company for about 6 years in all and I was moved over to the corporate team just under a year ago. Since the move to corporate I guess that makes me a new employee. I am OK with that, since I did not lose any vacation, or any other benefits that come along with over 5 years of employment. But I have to say that I think this two hour meeting of department heads talking about what a great company I “now” work for is a wate of my time. As Brent Ozar (Blog | Twitter) says in his article Tuning SQL Server Transactions – and Meetings, “Meetings are like bad blocking quries.” And let me just say that I hate both. I am a multitasker and I will continue to work on other things while attending the meeting, but I know that it will slow me down. I have a lot to do and I do not really enjoy taking time out of my day to attend a two hour meeting that I doubt I will get anything out of and I certainly will not get anything pertinant to my work out of it.

 

Well that is my rant for today and I hope that the meeting is better than I expect. Also did I mention that it is all over the web. Not even face to face. But, I guess that really plays in my favor.

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