A couple of weeks back, I’d posted about a new thing happening at my company. We’ve established a series of internal specialist groups, calling each of them Wizards, like US Manager Wizards, Sales Wizards, etc.
After the first question was posted in a group that many of us were automatically assigned to, 42 people replied back to all asking to be removed. HR finally stepped in and said that they would re-evaluate the initiative.
This morning, the people running this shitshow had a class to teach us how to get more out of it. I guess this is their way of re-evaluating.
Typically, when you setup a conference bridge for something like a class, you get a managed line, where join/drop messages don’t play for everyone to hear (i.e. “<insert name> has joined the call,” “<insert name> has left the call.”) They didn’t bother with that.
And so, the 30 minute call started 10 minutes late, because the person running it couldn’t get a word in over 40-odd joiner messages. Or, the equivalent of a massive Reply To All chain.