Boss wants a zoom call to discuss revisions at 6:15pm. It’s been an hour and still they haven’t entered the room. How do I respectfully let them know they’re wasting my time and we just talk about it tomorrow morning?!

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You lost when you waited an hour. Wtf.

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I’m not sure myself why I allowed my boss to do it - maybe I’m afraid of getting fired or getting confronted for not waiting? I don’t know. Anyway, thanks for the wake up call.

After 5 or 10 mins (never wait an hour), you send a friendly email saying, “Hey, did you still want to chat? Ready when you are.”

Wait 5 more mins then leave the chat and assume they’ve forgotten.

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Is someone really being this disrespectful of your time? If so, don’t reward their behavior.

If it’s 7:15pm then it’s perfectly fine to say “Damn, I’m sorry but I have plans now. Have a good night and I’ll chat to you tomorrow.”

Exit and leave. Write them a note that mentions, hey I know we’re all busy lets chat about these revisions in the morning. I’m signing off for dinner.

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Seriously, it’s bad for them to miss it, but you look psychotic if you tell them you waited for an hour. Yes, I know you’re doing other things while you wait, but after 5 or 10 min you should text or email with a friendly reminder. And you’ll likely get a response. If you don’t it’s not on you.

Oh yeah that’s just wrong. Did they ever apologize or anything?

You should enter this in the Guinness book of world records

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