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Man says his coworker was fired for speaking the truth about 90-minute, 3-times-a-week meetings

The coworker got fired for exposing the truth about pointless and long meetings, showcasing corporate insensitivity.

Man says his coworker was fired for speaking the truth about 90-minute, 3-times-a-week meetings
Cover Image Source: TikTok | @spenceryspicyy

The onset of the pandemic witnessed a lot of work becoming remote. Remote work received mixed reactions from people and continues to persist today. A big problem that many people in the corporate world have with remote work is excruciatingly long meetings that are basically pointless. People often forget to turn off their mics during such meetings, creating an environment for funny and truthful statements to be said on an official call. 

Image Source: TikTok | @spencerspicyy
Image Source: TikTok | @spencerspicyy

TikTok content creator @spencerspicyy shared a video of how one of his coworkers got fired for talking about how boring such a call was. He kicks off the video by sharing that he used to work in the corporate world. The company that he used to work at rhymed with San Francisco. He says, "The department I worked for had this meeting. It was insane. It was an hour and a half, three times a week." The purpose of the meeting was for the upper management to "just talk."

Image Source: TikTok | @spencerspicyy
Image Source: TikTok | @spencerspicyy

The company's senior members insisted that it would help employees "connect" and "find out about the business in each other." He shares that the meeting was a big waste of time and everyone at the company disliked it. The incident took place when the man was in his third year of working for the company. He states how there was one particular call that took place while they were all working from during the pandemic.

Image Source: TikTok | @spencerspicyy
Image Source: TikTok | @spencerspicyy

There was this new woman, Amanda, who had been working at the company for approximately a year. Unfortunately, she was on the call and her mic was not muted. He says, "We're all in our houses and apartments cause it's fully remote and she's saying the things that you never wanna say in a meeting." The girl's boyfriend came in at one point and asked her to come to bed. She told him that she was on a pointless call.

Image Source: TikTok | @spencerspicyy
Image Source: TikTok | @spencerspicyy

Her boss kept requesting her to mute her mic, but she did not hear her and the mic remained on. She continued talking to her boyfriend about how "bogus and useless" the meeting was. The man felt really happy to watch this unfold, describing it to be "perfect." The woman said, "It's just for higher-ups to listen to their own voice and feel like they're important. It's honestly the biggest waste of time I've ever had in any work setting ever."

Image Source: TikTok | @spencerspicyy
Image Source: TikTok | @spencerspicyy

The man was elated to hear the truth being spoken out. Sadly, once the meeting ended, the woman was fired. He concluded the video by sharing how he found the entire incident to be hilarious. People found the man's story interesting and shared their opinions about it in the comments section. @newyorkermark said, "I've known many people who have left the corporate world. And they could not be happier."



 

 

Image Source: TikTok | @chel01562
Image Source: TikTok | @chel01562

 

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Image Source: TikTok | @cluck.cluck.cluck.cluck

Another individual, @timeforbovril, shared, "The same thing happened at my work. The guy didn't get fired, but he did have to make a public apology." @landwand.spaccorn commented, "I just keep bringing up or sharing studies with my management about how meetings kill productivity. Meetings slow down for my department after a while." @genxer_dogmom expressed, "That is my dream wish for that to happen in those meetings."

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