The worker shares a relative feeling of being prepared for team calls
A man went viral on TikTok after revealing how he prepares for a Microsoft Teams meeting just so he doesn’t chime in during the call.
In the video, user @koupleofkorsys prepares for a Teams meeting. The text overlay reads, “POV: I’m getting ready for my team meeting just to say ‘thank you’ at the end.” He sits at his desk, next to him is the TV remote control while sipping his spring-loaded overhead water bottle. Then he took a sip of coffee from his cup and put on his headphones. After that, he jumps straight to the meeting by logging in.
The creator asks in the caption, “Can anyone else link to this?”
Tweet embed Can anyone else relate to this? #Point of view #work_problems #work life #difference ♬ Xenogenesis – TheFatRat
The video has garnered more than 372,000 views as of Saturday, resonating with viewers.
One viewer wrote: “I’m glad this is more universal than I thought.”
Another said, “(One hundred percent) I have nothing to contribute to most of the meetings I have to attend.”
Another agreed: “Every week, I still panicked when the meeting was about to begin.”
“3/4 meetings I learn and don’t contribute anything” added one user.
Others shared what they do during virtual business meetings.
“I’m having camera issues (meeting at 6am and I don’t want to get out of bed),” one person said.
One wrote: “Parkour sport is back with the unmute button and a casual ‘I was talking but forgot to bring back the volume’ button.”
“I have to work with a few nods of the head and a smile during the silence. A third commented.
“I legitimately watch YouTube in half of my meetings,” one user admitted.
Virtual meetings have gotten a bad reputation in recent times, and are considered a waste of time and unproductive by many remote workers. With the advent of telecommuting and hybrid work, this number has gone up. according to Ziba, 30% of people spend an average of five hours a week in meetings and 71% of workers consider these meetings a waste of time. Another 65% agree that attending these meetings prevents them from finishing their work and tasks, and at least 41% say they multitask during those meetings.
The Daily Dot reached out to @koupleofkorsys for comment via a TikTok comment.
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*First published: October 22, 2022 at 3:40pm CST
Melody Heald is a cultural writer. Her work can be found in Glitter Magazine, Bust Magazine, and others.
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