What are some of your best excuses to not be on camera while everyone has their videos on during a meeting?

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I'm not turning my camera on because I don't feel like it.

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"It slows down my internet"...Works all the time

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My roommate is in the background and want to respect his confidentiality

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I don’t turn it on with one simple excuse- sorry I don’t feel comfortable so I will not turn it on. No one has even challenged it. That’s work culture that don’t do what makes you feel uncomfortable.

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I told my manager once I couldn’t go on camera because I wasn’t dressed. And that’s the truth.

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‘Sorry not sorry, I look like shit’

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Sorry I was on mute, can you repeat that?

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Never join video, never offer a reason, no one has ever asked.

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Ditto. Same here.

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Don’t make an excuse, just don’t turn it on.

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Teams drops more frequently when video is used and I’m trying to maintain the integrity of the rich discussion - Or just “Teams”

Bandwidth issues - kids are back on school

Internet down - I had to join via mobile using data

I have gone on video for a grand total of 5 meetings since lockdown 😊

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It’s 6 am and if you can’t appreciate my schedule, I can’t appreciate your desire for video calls.

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Tell them your camera is on you just work better in the pitch black

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If it’s a Webex meeting, dial in via audio and say for some reason your Webex couldn’t connect..that way no one can make you put video coz you’re not on the Webex.

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“Tech issues”

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I've actually had times where I try to turn my video on in Zoom and it reads some sort of message about how my webcam isn't connected. Ever since then it's been my go to excuse

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No pants

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No excuse. I’m just not doing it. Simple

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Slow internet?

I'm naked

I haven’t had a haircut yet and the only hat I have is MAGA.

I cover mine with black tape, then turn it on so they can see that "it's not working"

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