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Friday, July 07, 2006
 
Marking over, but could have been MUCH sooner ::

Hurray! The marking is finished, finally, and just in time for us to fly away to the South Island for a week (preaching two Sundays, holiday between).

Of course if I had not spent so many hours in meetings over the last 4 weeks (nearly one week of them!) I'd have finished the marking a whole week earlier ;-)

Maybe someone could point out this post more widely ;)

The myth of the 1 hour meeting.

I especially like the first comment:
a system in conference rooms that calculated the meeting's total salary-cost. Attendees would login at the beginning of the meeting, software would access attendees' salaries, and a screen would display a running total of cumulated wages.
Just imagine the reaction in some cash strapped tertiary institutions of there was such a clock ticking away the salary bill at every "meeting"... we'd soon have less!

Of course, dear reader, this post is a "rant", in real life some meetings are essential and others very valuable. Often efficient communication depends on meetings, or on the circular email - though I could wish more people thought six times before forwarding things, if I got a dollar for every multiple copy I got of some announcements for conferences I do not intend to attend, I'd be able tyo buy lunch out! - it's just that not all the meetings are essential, and many are less valuable than the wages bill...
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