What to do about Berti

Print more sudoku puzzles   2 votes - 33 %
Interrupt him and say "It's time to take these questions off-line"   2 votes - 33 %
Kick him in the shin   1 vote - 16 %
Hand him a note to STFU   1 vote - 16 %
Sabotage his bike's front forks   3 votes - 50 %
Shovel, carpet, slaked lime   2 votes - 33 %
6 Total Votes
dammit by DesiredUsername (4.00 / 1) #1 Mon Jun 26, 2006 at 04:16:31 AM EST
Stop posting Sudoku links--I'm trying to get "work" done here.

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goats, indeed. by BlueOregon (2.00 / 0) #2 Mon Jun 26, 2006 at 04:33:15 AM EST

Imagine if this goat had gone batshit. Send Berti to Cyprus.

I don't go to many meetings by jump the ladder (2.00 / 0) #3 Mon Jun 26, 2006 at 04:39:24 AM EST
as a contractor, the corporate hierarchy doesn't really give a toss about brain washing me. So all my meetings are small and useful software dev ones.

Mine too by DesiredUsername (2.00 / 0) #4 Mon Jun 26, 2006 at 04:45:17 AM EST
but not because I'm a contractor. I guess it's because I don't work in a corporation. Or maybe that our jinourmous group is still under 100 people (and the people on my project number less than 5).

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Well, me neither by Rogerborg (4.00 / 1) #5 Mon Jun 26, 2006 at 05:09:30 AM EST
I just say "I'm really busy with $FAKE_DEADLINE for $BIG_BOSS, but I'll read all the important stuff when it goes out in the email."

Isn't it curious how few meetings or proclamations ever contain anything important enough to actually warrant being sent to people who are out of the office for whatever reason?

Metus amatores matrum compescit, non clementia.

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In defense of meetings by lm (2.00 / 0) #6 Mon Jun 26, 2006 at 05:18:02 AM EST
If announcements were all just sent around via email, no one would read them. Having a meeting at least ensures that people hear the message.

On the other hand, hearing and listening are two different things.

Back in the day, I bought a palm pilot for meetings. I looked as if I were industriously taking notes when in reality I was playing chess.

There is no more degenerate kind of state than that in which the richest are supposed to be the best.
Cicero, The Republic
Aha! by Merekat (2.00 / 0) #7 Mon Jun 26, 2006 at 05:59:24 AM EST
So it is you who keeps screwing up my attempts to get meaningful feedback from the people who actually do the work, despite the fact that I take time out from being your mudshield with upper management in order to call meetings, which I hate doing coz they put me in the spotlight!

Saved by laptops by ucblockhead (4.00 / 1) #8 Mon Jun 26, 2006 at 06:42:33 AM EST
What you need is a laptop to "take notes". One with a wireless connection, obviously.
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Berti by duxup (2.00 / 0) #9 Mon Jun 26, 2006 at 08:24:26 AM EST
We have a Berti in my office.  His questions are so irrelevant that it boggles the mind.  Sadly they are not nearly as entertaining as your diary here. 
WIPO by webwench (4.00 / 1) #10 Mon Jun 26, 2006 at 08:25:08 AM EST
Get Berti good and drunk on meeting days, if possible; if the dude won't drink, slip a crushed valium or two into his coffee. He'll be so contented and relaxed it won't occur to him to come up with these questions, which, after all, are his way of showing anxiety at the prospect of change.

Getting more attention than you since 1998.