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If you're in a client meeting (not virtual) and people are discussing something not directly related to you - Is it acceptable to work on the laptop, check mails etc or you listen actively?

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I used to do this, then I got feedback that I appeared uninterested during meetings...well yea no shit! You made me sit through a meeting that had no relevance to my work

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Headphones in. Do you.

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It's not acceptable. I was doing that once and got feedback after the meeting. Go with a notepad and take notes as consultants are meant to take a note of every single word that comes out of client's mouth 😂😂

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Just open your copy of Wall Street journal and get a cup of coffee with it

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Not good practice for a face to face meeting.

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Does a bear shit in the woods???

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Let me revise my answer because I misread and thought that it was a virtual meeting. Yes, you have to look like you are paying attention and that every word dripping out of their mouth is like honey. If it is a virtual meeting, put that shit on mute and get some other stuff done.

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In that case, I would be working like a maniac. I personally spend a lot of time on the phone with my client for various reasons, so the more work I can get done in that dead time where nobody needs me, the better.

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Yeah it's not best practice but I do it all the time. Gotta use my time wisely!

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My manager has told me to do other work during meetings...

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WSJ + Coffee + legs propped up on the table pose 👍

If you are staff then no, but totally ok for us P/D's

I was told by my manager to do it, as there is no way to find time when you are in meetings all day

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