Laugh-Out-Loud Tweets About Work Meeting Fails
Though they can be productive, meetings are often a major headache. But love them or hate them, they’re a normal part of any work culture.
And because meetings are common no matter what business you’re in, people have lots of stories about meetings gone awry. Or gone in a totally different direction from what they expected. Or a meeting that didn’t happen at all. Or, even worse, a meeting that’s so tedious, it’s unclear if the meeting even had a point.
Maybe these tweets will remind you of something similar that happened to you. Or maybe they’ll be a helpful warning to keep you from having a similar meeting mistake. Or, perhaps, they’ll just make you laugh.
Despicable Tissue Choice
Minions are professionals. Right?
Stick With What Works
You know what they say: If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.
From Late to Early
Instead of being a little late for a meeting, this person ended up being a lot of early.
The Pre-Meeting Meeting
How many meetings will it take before you get to the actual meeting?
So Much for a Small Meeting
Some basic meeting etiquette: Whoever is calling the meeting gets first say on who attends.
There’s a Starbucks on Every Corner
Always remember to clarify which Starbucks your meeting will be at.
Forgot to Remind Yourself
If you’re the one getting on everyone else’s case to be at a meeting, it’s probably a good idea you make sure you also attend that meeting.
The First Step
The journey of a thousand meetings begins with a single invite.
Thwarted by Technology
It’s moments like these when we forget that technology supposedly exists to make our lives easier, not harder.
Always make sure the thing you’re writing on is supposed to be written on before writing on it.
The Pointless Meeting
If the contents of this meeting can be summed up in a few sentences, that’s what cc-ing is for.
On My Own
If a meeting is canceled, it’s a nice gesture to let the people invited to it know well in advance.
The Run Around
The only thing more frustrating than a meeting you’ve been waiting for to start late is to find out you’re not even meeting with the right people.
Wasting Time and Paper
Reminder: In a digital age, paper copies are unnecessary.
It's Just a Food Scarf
You were saving it for later, right? Hopefully, the people you were meeting with appreciate frugality (assuming they buy your excuse, of course).
A Wet Way to Start the Day
A full Starbucks spill? That’s a latte to clean up.
Cancellation En Route
At least now this person can get a headstart on a meeting-free day.
Work From Beyond the Grave
Either this person is just now finding out some sad news or they didn’t do proper research and were caught in a little fib.
Any meeting you can’t stay awake in is a fail.
Right Time, Wrong Place
At least the fresh air will help mitigate some of the stress as this person bikes to the right location.