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The worst message to randomly get half way through a meeting is “are you taking notes”

If you thought the meeting was important to document, tell your junior tell ahead of time to take notes or maybe even start hitting stuff down yourself.

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Tip OP, if it’s virtual then download Audacity or if a screen recording software. I always record the call locally on one separate monitor. This way, I can always nod if someone needs the meeting notes. That said, I’m junior so I am always taking notes. Doesn’t matter whether they asked of it or not. You might not be in that position, but there you go.

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Cheese & crackers! are you looking for a lawsuit?! Don't get me started on regulation, please refrain from telling people on FB you are recording s***... say "you are taking notes" , delete right away after you review your typed notes....or if it is a training that you are leading ask for consent to record it for everyone to revisit later....Holy smokes 😱

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I always took notes as a junior and still take excellent notes. Its a great life skill. Popular culture has given Graduates a superiority complex. I was told the other day to use an AI program to take notes- but the skill is to take succinct notes on the top 10 key takeaways and action items from the meeting.

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You should always take notes though

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I just read this thread instead of taking notes on a call, thx

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Just tell them the truth… “no are you?”

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As SM1 said. The issue is not the honesty here

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This happens to me all the time. I just assume I’m supposed to be taking notes in every meeting now.

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Bad take honestly - as a junior you/we should always look to take notes to add value. Especially if you are not leading the meeting - otherwise you are just another face on a zoom call remaining silent

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I always take notes. But there’s a difference between me taking notes for me vs notes to create meeting minutes

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The worst message to get is “we’ve decided to terminate your employment effective immediately” halfway through your meeting

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We can square up

Shouldn’t need to have someone above you tell you to take notes. Bush league

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I do this when I can tell that my A/Cs are not taking notes when they absolutely should be in every meeting. The dead giveaway is when I can see your hands. If they’re visible on camera, they’re not on the keyboard. You need two hands to type

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They probably are worried (correctly it seems) that you didn’t take the hint the first time that you should be taking notes.

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It’s only a bad message to get if you’ve been neglecting your duty and not taking notes.

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Meh, notes are for wusses.

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Damn nobody ever told me juniors are always supposed to take notes. How do you guys find out this stuff if no manager / peer tells you?

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If you’re the most junior person on the call, you are expected to take notes. I once was the only non-senior PPMD on a call, and I was taking notes. I was regretting not inviting my SM on the call.

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When caught of guard I alway just go with “I’m taking a mental note “

I was making light of it , of course you always take notes . There’s no perfect worker so you can always only do your best .

I record everything on my phone an then just play it back and write it down… everyone else does this too right?

And depending on where you are, illegal

Folks just simple take notes ALWAYS on important stuff. If it’s a client meeting or a meeting with a partner make sure to call out action items/decisions on top. Managers need your help with that, we are humans as well and can’t keep track of everything.

When did everyone get so soft and above doing such a simple task. Weak leadership. Lol flexing on 23 year olds, great leader right there

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You think you’re on a call to just listen? Lmao.

Either take notes, or get off the call and focus on your work. If you get messaged “are you taking notes?“ - it’s because you haven’t taken notes in the past and your PM thinks you’re unreliable.

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