Ha. In the office in which I" work" have meeting every morning at the start of the day, I never attended one , but I heard theyÂ´re incredibly pointless, they just talk about up coming birthdays, how to "improve" the quality of the individual work (even though the boss himself rarely does something and spend much of his time at meetings with others heads of department).
The worst thing is that the department itself, "Quality, statistics and evaluation" it a waste of time and resource since its a government hospital and they dont have to stick to standards, since everybody is on syndicate and have secure jobs and ascensions, raises, bonuses and what not, regardless of their performance. ( In fact the boss gave me the job to "evaluate" the employees; witch mean filling ALL evaluations forms with the highest score and pass them to the syndicate to fill out the names)
PS: it a social service, so I can pretty much get there whenever a feel like, as long as I work there for at least 4 hours a day)
I am an insured in a High Risk Health Insurance Pool here in Utah. I am the only insured who goes to the HIP board meetings, held every other month. I discovered that I could attend them because of the Utah Open Meetings law which would allow me to do that. The board members have occasionally said that they wanted other members to attend as well, but I very much suspect that their attitude towards me is somewhere between the two descriptions given by Dilbert, and that if any other insured attended they would be regarded with equal if not more disdain. So much for "meetings". I go to these ones to try to stay, if it's possible, a bit ahead of the curve on what is going on in the health insurance industry.