I downloaded Zoom because I had a job interview just as … you know … was showing the first signs of the havoc it would wreak on everyday life.
Since then, I’ve used it for a couple chats with friends and former coworkers, and my exercise class just moved online.
I don’t have any meetings to go to online, so for the people who do, there’s something I want to know.
Do people still spout jargon during virtual meetings?
Have “loop in,” “circle back,” “touch base” and “deep dive” moved from the conference room to the boxes on the screen?
Are people still saying “no” when asked if they have anything to say before launching into a “just that …” soliloquy?
When the host asks if anyone has anything to add, have people finally gotten the point that it’s a cue to wind things down, or are people who had been silent the whole time still piping up?
Heaven forbid, are people still “piggybacking”?
Have new scourges like “during these difficult times” and “the new normal” blossomed?
If all of these are hitting too close to home, without the benefit of pizza to salve the insanity, how are you getting through it without throwing your screen out the window?