Thread regarding AT&T layoffs

Dear PowerPoint enthusiasts

I've been meaning to ask you this for a while now: what drives you? What helps you get out of bed each morning pumped to be doing another useless presentation in an unnecessary meeting where the same information is being regurgitated for the umpteenth time? Please, assuage my curiosity. What is it?

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Post ID: @OP+1eR8LVm0

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I have mastered box drawing once I realized it is job security leverage around here....

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Post ID: @7hqw+1eR8LVm0

Staff = complete waste of corporate Financials. Our team was never impressed by presentations from people who never performed the job or understood what it takes to perform the job but yet felt they should tells us how to do it. Check please!

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Post ID: @1fth+1eR8LVm0

We do it because those PowerPoint are an easy way to communicate project status and ask for additional funds for things like fiber expansion. Love it or hate it, but these meetings are what enable the rest of the company to get anything done.

In an ideal world our project tracking tools would have dashboards that replace the need for a lot of these power points.

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Post ID: @1erg+1eR8LVm0

It's the elderly guy with the inexplicable aversion to Powerpoints!!

"In my day, we handed out mimeographed copies around the room...AND WE LOVED IT!!!"

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Post ID: @jxs+1eR8LVm0

Just folks shuffling presentations. For some it’s part of their jobs. Honestly, in my current role and team, we could be cut and it wouldn’t make any difference. Although my previous team was a dead end and the bosses cared less, we at least created useful and meaningful things that had an impact on the bottom line.

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Post ID: @zap+1eR8LVm0

Hey, it's how you show you're part of the herd.

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Post ID: @wmz+1eR8LVm0

This board posts the same rubbish over and over

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Post ID: @znk+1eR8LVm0

Oh just go away! You’re just jealous because the School for Wayward Boys you attended did not teach you how to create PowerPoint presentations. Egads…please don’t bring up excel spreadsheets….that topic will surely make your head fly off your shoulders.
Just.Stop.

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Post ID: @glf+1eR8LVm0

I find that at ATT it is best to have people meet to discuss the active house fire on numerous times to obtain all the necessary data in order to deflect the cause of the house fire. Then you wrap it up all tight for the fire chief a few days or weeks later so they can make the best decision as to how to put out the house fire. You put this all in PowerPoint because a few bullet points on Day 1 doesn’t show your effort at problem solving.

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