For school kids, college students, and professionals, the past year and a half has been more about attending online classes and meetings than anything else. And sometimes, the meetings can end up being hours long.
Paytm CEO Vijay Shekhar Sharma recently tweeted that he was in a 7-hour 45-minutes long Zoom call. Seeing this, any regular person would be like, “WHAT?!”
Just finished my probably, the longest Zoom call.
7 hours 45 mins.
— Vijay Shekhar Sharma (@vijayshekhar) September 13, 2021
On one hand, there were some who accused the CEO of glorifying toxic work culture. A few also opined out how long meetings are a sign of inefficiency.
Glorifying over-worked culture ? Imagine the pressure from management on employees taking you as an example. NOTHING to be PROUD about.
— Incredible (@incredibleimm) September 15, 2021
If the call lasts longer than 15 minutes, you are doing something wrong.
— Sloan Grey (@CryptoTaslim) September 13, 2021
Ears are still alright..?? What the hell..!! Very difficult life… Such a success and money is useless… Apne apni Life ki to band baja rakhi hai… God bless🙏🙏
— Neha Dubey (@imnehadubey90) September 15, 2021
What is there to boast odd..it’s ineffective way of handling things..people concentration will fade off eventually during such long meetings.
— Sudhakar (@sudakr) September 14, 2021
— kaps (@jsrFundose) September 14, 2021
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But not students and aashiqs, for they spend hours on end attending classes online or speaking to their partners!
With whom ? Still you didn’t break my record. I used to talk to my gf 10 hours continuously.
— क्रिप्टो मुद्रा ⚡ (@kriptomudra) September 13, 2021
As the CEO’s tweet went viral, several people cracked hilarious jokes – from the kind of earphones he used to the person taking notes during the meeting!
Ok. Worried about the person who need to take meeting notes and share today by end of the day 🤣🤣🤣
— Yogesh Jain (@cayogesh_jain) September 13, 2021
If you were using Bluetooth earphones, please tell us the brand 😃
— Sachin Sharma (@unbridledbliss) September 13, 2021
we students have 8 hours of daily zoom meetings !! 😅🤧
— Fauzaan Ahmed (@ahmed___2903) September 14, 2021
Students dng online classes be like: pic.twitter.com/I2F9IJk6Zg
— Srikar Ponnapalli (@Srikarfleets) September 15, 2021
That’s how others on the call would have felt…. pic.twitter.com/9Z8zJRDbu0
— Parimi Ravi Kumar (@pravik25) September 14, 2021
That’s what they mean, when they say “Let’s Connect Over a Quick Call”. ⏰
— Mr. Bakchod 🕴 (@MrBakchod) September 15, 2021
Sholay + kabhi khushi kabhi gham ? 😆 https://t.co/l8997U7jWk
— Gaijin (@gaijinSpeaks) September 13, 2021
Hard work or toxic work culture, what do you think of such long online meetings? Tell us!
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