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concrete_tiger
Member since May 2020
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Daydreaming during conference call... and they call your name
Since most of my day is in calls with people now, including a couple hours of calls with big groups of people, this happens a lot to people, even happened to me once. Possibly over the next couple hours in this call.

Constant chatter, and then you hear YOUR name called.

Do you go for the honest approach, or the bull shite approach?

I'm sorry, my dogs were barking so I let them out.
My kid's school called.
Plumber is here.
My Internet connection is bad


or

I was taking a dump, sorry...
I was busy on TigerDroppings, sorry...
I fell asleep, sorry...


JetsetNuggs
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re: Daydreaming during conference call... and they call your name
"I'm sorry, you broke up. Can you repeat that?"


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canyon
US Marine Corps Fan
Lower Keys/Coloweedo
Member since Dec 2003
12621 posts

re: Daydreaming during conference call... and they call your name
Politely reply, "pardon me, I just had to change grandpa's catheter", they'll leave you alone.


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saturday
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re: Daydreaming during conference call... and they call your name
Just be honest and let them know that you couldn't care any less about the call and hang up.


Oilfieldbiology
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re: Daydreaming during conference call... and they call your name
I’m sorry, you’re breaking up. Can you get closer to the microphone and repeat the question?


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BabyTac
Louisiana Tech Fan
Austin, TX
Member since Jun 2008
8201 posts

re: Daydreaming during conference call... and they call your name
It’s the new normal. More reason we all need to be back in the office.

Good workers are now doing the bare minimum.

People that did the bare minimum before, are not doing their jobs up to par.

People that were below par already are non existent.


Nado Jenkins83
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Land of the Free
Member since Nov 2012
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re: Daydreaming during conference call... and they call your name
Just be honest and tell em you were playing with your bird


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FredBear
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Member since Aug 2017
8548 posts

re: Daydreaming during conference call... and they call your name
I would just say "sorry, I didn't catch that, will you repeat it please ".


Epaminondas
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Member since Jul 2020
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re: Daydreaming during conference call... and they call your name
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Just be honest and let them know that you couldn't care any less about the call and hang up.
Like Peter from Office Space for modern times.


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concrete_tiger
Member since May 2020
1891 posts

re: Daydreaming during conference call... and they call your name
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I would just say "sorry, I didn't catch that, will you repeat it please ".



Which part?
The past 10 minutes.
thx


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lepdagod
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Jan 2015
1734 posts

re: Daydreaming during conference call... and they call your name
Start talking about some universal to the kind of work y’all do... even if it has nothing to do with the question it’s probably something that needs to be discussed


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chillygentilly
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
Da Terrace
Member since Aug 2012
2198 posts

re: Daydreaming during conference call... and they call your name
“Hey, sorry I was looking at an email that just came through. Can you repeat the question?”


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RedPants
Georgia Fan
Atlanta, GA
Member since Jan 2013
4737 posts

re: Daydreaming during conference call... and they call your name
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It’s the new normal. More reason we all need to be back in the office.

Good workers are now doing the bare minimum.

People that did the bare minimum before, are not doing their jobs up to par.

People that were below par already are non existent.


Unfortunately I have to agree with this.


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Maytheporkbewithyou
Arkansas Fan
Member since Aug 2016
9824 posts
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re: Daydreaming during conference call... and they call your name
I just tell them that I was on the phone with a customer or supplier and then ask them to repeat the question.


idlewatcher
USA Fan
County Jail
Member since Jan 2012
56863 posts

re: Daydreaming during conference call... and they call your name
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I was busy on TigerDroppings, sorry...


The only plausible explanation and excuse. Chicken could hire you as the TD official recruiter


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Meauxjeaux
Memphis Fan
98563 posts including my alters
Member since Jun 2005
30852 posts

re: Daydreaming during conference call... and they call your name
Click mute and unmute over and over. After about six seconds, start saying you’re having trouble with your mute button as you continue to click it. They’ll move onto the next guy.
This post was edited on 4/15 at 10:46 am


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Hu_Flung_Pu
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Central, LA
Member since Jan 2013
20163 posts

re: Daydreaming during conference call... and they call your name
quote:

It’s the new normal. More reason we all need to be back in the office.

Good workers are now doing the bare minimum.

People that did the bare minimum before, are not doing their jobs up to par.

People that were below par already are non existent.



Disagree wholeheartedly. The problem is meetings and not being able to “not do work” during the day. Meetings in general are garbage and pile up actual work. If a job is required, as long as it’s done on time, why does it matter if I didn’t do anything for four hours but got the job done in required time?

The problem is that bosses don’t think employees are human and have lives but machines that require constant work. The idea of a 40 hour work week is the problem. It should be “required work during a work week”. Being at a desk just to be at a desk is wasteful to every business because of waste of resources to keep them at the office. Being at home reduces resources by having smaller office buildings, less utility costs, less maintenance. It also improves quality of life for the employee and might even take a pay cut to work from home.


Penrod
LSU Fan
Member since Jan 2011
21963 posts

re: Daydreaming during conference call... and they call your name
Start talking, but silently. When they start saying you are on mute pretend to check, and then mouth, “I’m not on mute.” Keep appearing to be fiddling with settings. They’ll eventually move past you.


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The Boat
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Member since Oct 2008
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re: Daydreaming during conference call... and they call your name
This post was edited on 4/15 at 12:02 pm


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The Boat
Duke Fan
Tim McGraw Country
Member since Oct 2008
131615 posts

re: Daydreaming during conference call... and they call your name
quote:

It’s the new normal. More reason we all need to be back in the office.

Good workers are now doing the bare minimum.

People that did the bare minimum before, are not doing their jobs up to par.

People that were below par already are non existent.

Yeah conference calls over the phone were never a thing before China Virus......


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