Our company is working on creating a real intranet; there’s an outside contractor that they are working with. Due to slow progress, I’ve been tapped to help on the project outside of normal working hours (for a nice bit of extra pay, of course).
We were supposed to have an online meeting last night to discuss the project. For a week, the date was set, and the contractor was supposed to set up the meeting. Our IT guy emailed him the morning of, reminding him to send out an invite for the rest of us involved. That afternoon, concerned I did not get an invite, also sent a reminder.
Around 8:00 pm last night, I gave up checking for the meeting information. It obviously wasn’t happening.
So this morning, I check the email…at 3:00 this morning, the guy sent an invite for 9:00 this morning. First, our IT guy isn’t even in today! Second, I start the day at 8:30 am. Assuming I check all email right away, this gives me at most half an hour. But I did not even get to respond to the email before the new meeting time.
I declined the meeting, responding to the contractor (copying in the other members) about the unacceptable short lead time.
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