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PMO gets mad after declining 6:30 AM call

PMO person procedes to say I am not making myself available. Noteworthy, PMO person keeps scheduling regular 7:00 am and lunch hour meetings.

Are we expected to work 630-530 and then 730-10? What happened to working hours and work-life balance?

Not to mention those weekly multiday DEI or training 730 to 1 waste of time meetings just so that PMO, HA and DS to back to "do it or else".

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The lack of respect for calendars and personal time is a deal breaker for me. I haven't had a "lunch break" in months. Every week have a late night meeting (7pm-12pm) scheduled at last minute. India folks are working in the middle of the night. May day spans 8 am - 11pm some times. I block calendar and decline meetings. Still double, triple, quadruple booked. Ridiculous. zero repect for people's personal time. And dont get me started on ppl messaging during 'vacation'

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Post ID: @kril+1gY5MwoU

Absolutely outrageous and total lack of respect. Have similar examples in my TD past with manager scheduling calls, 11 am, 1pm, 4pm. Absolutely bananas, few days in advance only. This is not TD we want or deserve! Power to the people

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Post ID: @4qmf+1gY5MwoU

This is the whole "boundaries" thing that was mentioned prominently in a previous climate survey by employees. That sense of entitlement to our time and our family's time.

For me as a general rule, if the meeting invite is before 700 AM, it gets declined. Even 7 AM is very early to start ramrodding project scheduling meetings at people. Every formal prj mgmt course I have taken has always said BETWEEN 9 AM and NOON are the OPTIMAL hours to hold EFFECTIVE MEETINGS.

If it is during lunch or outside my working hours, and I did not know about the invite by the preceeding weekend (so I can plan with my family), it gets declined.

I make exceptions if the meeting involves people in multiple timezones, then I understand flexibility is called for.

But when the lunch invite shows up an hour before the meeting is supposed to start, it goes to my recycle bin!

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Post ID: @4mrm+1gY5MwoU

eng manager here. op please decline and ask to reschedule. early morning meetings should be negotiated first and your time should be spent on actual work not process meetings.

have worked with ds long enough and am sure he would agree

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Post ID: @2fwn+1gY5MwoU

The worst meetings are the optional office ours and the prep sessions for the prep session for the prep session because PMO is clueless about our products. You gotta love the audacity to ask us to fill out PowerPoints after asking us to use kendis Jira Aha confluence and teams to micromanage us.

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Post ID: @1cfz+1gY5MwoU

The PM org is getting infiltrated also by former test engineers. Looks like some bottom of the barrel ones. If these test engineers think they know so much about engineering, why not make them into real engineers? We're short on engineers, not bad PMs.

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Post ID: @1mhk+1gY5MwoU

It's bad enough that the company isn't doing well financially, but it also has these inept toxic people who makes people want to quit or don't join.

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Post ID: @1fma+1gY5MwoU

It comes down to respecting others!! Thoughts and prayers for you all

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Post ID: @1ktb+1gY5MwoU

Just start to ignore them and push back. Take longer to respond to their emails etc. They are not respecting your time or your talents. Don't give them any respect either.

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Post ID: @1sgf+1gY5MwoU

That's rough buddy. I'm lucky to work with three good PMO folks. It takes work, but we handle the US/India timezones thing well enough. I wish they were less rigid regarding SAFe practices but we are good.

I do not envy the folks in the sinking pond. Their PMOs are simply rude. One of them is unable to forget their OR/RP ways. The other one believes themselves to be the PM, Eng. Director, Tester, Overlord, CEO and God of their project.

Take control of your time. Block your calendar and learn to decline clutter.

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Post ID: @1otp+1gY5MwoU

Lolz my pgm does the same but with last minute 5pm calls.she loves also lunch meetings because is the only time we all have free

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