Missed my first meeting at 8am. What to do to prevent this in the future, better communication forecast of this ahead

Amazon lLrS77
Mar 29 29 Comments

I agree I was irresponsible. This is my first missed meeting after 9 months working here. It was sprint planning and retrospective at 8am. I apologized. And I'm very afraid of tarnishing my image. Already I'm the least experienced on the team.

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  • Who keeps sprint planning at 8am? 😳
    Mar 29 2
    • Wayfair topUser
      Amazon.
      Mar 29
    • New / Ops
      tooQ10

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      Rakuten USA
      tooQ10more
      Rakuten, the Japanese and thus more ruthless version of Amazon, also has an 8 am all hands meeting.
      Mar 29
  • Microsoft baidgaka
    I'll kill anyone who books a meeting before 10am on my calendar.
    Mar 29 4
    • Google KissMyPiss
      That escalated quickly. I usually just decline. Killing seems a bit excessive, but that's just me.
      Mar 29
    • Intel / Eng DonaldDD's
      Don’t forget to get the passwords to change the direct deposit account and get a stunt double which you pay 30% wages to stick around. This is a fully viable option for replacing managers
      Mar 29
    • Microsoft Wahh28
      Let's kill KissMyPiss.
      Mar 29
    • Microsoft baidgaka
      I'm moving to Amazon soon ... Sorry if my bias for action offends you.
      Mar 29
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    • Uber
      @w@

      Uber

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      @w@more
      You mean Sudoku
      Mar 29
    • New / Design RiJkPn
      You mean Hadouken
      Mar 29
  • Amazon / Eng 🦎 gecko
    Retro:
    What went well? Zzzzz
    What can we improve? No meetings before 10am
    Action Items: later retro
    Mar 29 0
  • Amazon odVN70
    Unless you're running the meeting or critical to it, I don't see the big deal
    Mar 29 0
  • New / Ops
    tooQ10

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    tooQ10more
    7:57 AM Monday all-hands meeting company employee here. It's pure misery.
    Mar 29 7
    • Facebook netgar
      I bet most of them could be emails too. 🙄
      Mar 29
    • New / Ops
      tooQ10

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      Rakuten USA
      tooQ10more
      The whole thing could be a PowerPoint digest with attached video.

      Oh, and if you're late, it counts against you in your evaluation and you have to take half a day of PTO.

      Google for "Rakuten Asakai" and you can read some delightful rants by people fed up with this garbage.
      Mar 29
    • Facebook netgar
      Yikes those Glassdoor reviews are brutal! Why do you stay?
      Mar 29
    • Intel / Eng DonaldDD's
      When you plan to leave, just keep showing up halfway into the presentation making a lot of noise. Don’t forget to drop a cup of coffee in the middle of the room to add to the mayhem
      Mar 29
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      tooQ10

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      tooQ10more
      @netgar, have you seen the "black hole for your career" reviews? They're cathartic.
      Mar 29
  • Honestly it’s not a big deal and you should move past it. Over analyzing it, and wanting to make up for it will only make it worse for you in the end.
    Mar 29 0
  • Cisco SsXY43
    Shit happens. Just try not to let it happen again. Everyone does it on occasion
    Mar 29 0
  • Facebook netgar
    That’s too damn early; unless it’s with people in different time zones! I would’ve declined and proposed a new time. I also preemptively block my calendar on early AM hours I know I don’t want to meet unless it’s urgent. Not sure if you can do that. Don’t beat yourself up too much though. Missing meetings happens; just don’t make it a habit. Next time be early (but damn 8am is aggressive!).
    Mar 29 0
  • Amazon moomoo123
    8AM is too early for meetings
    Mar 29 0
  • Apple / Eng Marijuana
    Is your team remote or something? Why would you have 8am meetings?
    Mar 29 0
  • Magic Leap Leaper17
    Have a robo call phone service and call you daily to wake up
    Mar 29 1
    • Or set an alarm on your phone?
      Mar 29
  • Microsoft Wattson
    8am? Decline meeting
    Mar 29 0
  • Erickson Living / Biz Dev ✌️
    Apologize and move on. 8am is brutal and I’m a morning person. Next time you get an 8am meeting request, ask if it can be moved or if there’s a reason for the early meeting.
    Mar 29 0