I go to a lot of meetings for my job and I mean a lot
of meetings. There are days when I can have 10 meetings scheduled.
My biggest pet peeve is when I am invited to a "mandatory" meeting, and that meeting is at the same time as 2 other "mandatory" meetings. People think that their particular assignment is more important than anything else in the company and think everyone else should drop their priorities to meet theirs. Doesn't work that way. Nothing is mandatory and I simply decline the meeting. The bigger pet peeve is when they "snitch" on you for missing their meeting, then you have to explain to your boss why the other "mandatory" meetings were more important. A waste of time if you ask me.
Oh yeah, and right now I'm working with a team that are very busy (as we all are), and they are calling meetings in the evening, cause they can't fit them in during the day. Right now they are pushing to have meetings on Thanksgiving day. I was supposed to take vacation next week and I'm already booked into their meetings all week long.
Ooops - I'm off to another meeting now!