I call two major, mandatory, cannot refuse, if your name is on the invite your ass needs to be in the conference room meetings a year.
That's not so many. Once in the summer, once near end of year...it's not that intrusive to meet twice a year.
For four hours. Okay, that's a lot...but it's not my fault. This is how we, as a whole, decided to meet this part of the standard so they aren't so much my meetings as our collective meetings upon which we agreed. I just set the agenda, run the meeting, hold people accountable for action items, and verify that the minutes are thorough.
And make sure someone remembers to order lunch.
But somehow these meetings got named after me. Having a town or a street named after you is an honor - having the most teeth numbingly boring meetings of the year named after you is thinly veiled contempt.
I have 37 minutes to get myself into the frame of mind to appear alert for the next 4 hours. All good vibes sent my way appreciated.
Did I mention this meeting is 4 hours? I am going to fly through this agenda and we can end this in 3-3.5 if I can avoid the following.
I need coffee.