AnnaMarie Houlis
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70% of all meetings keep employees from working and completing their tasks (even more so than swiping around on social media and digging themselves out of their email inboxes). And employees spend about four hours a week preparing status updates for their meetings. 

These meeting memes sum up how all too many of us feel about meetings.

1. When the meeting could have been read over email...

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2. When the meeting drags on...

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3. When there aren't enough hours in the day for more meetings...

meme meeting

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4. When the meeting shouldn't have existed...

this could have been an email meme

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5. When the meeting could have been done more efficiently (aka via email)...

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6. When the meeting has food...

conference meme

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7. When you have to pretend to pay attention in the meeting...

office meeting meme someecards

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8. When the meeting is pointless...

pointless team meeting meme

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9. When there are too many meetings in the day...

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10. When the meeting goes overtime...

funny work meeting

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11. When the meeting should have been an email...

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12. When the meeting is at an inconvenient time...

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13. When the meeting doesn't ever end...

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14. When the meeting is a waste of time...

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15. When you can't make it to the meeting because of... meetings...

staff meeting humor

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16. When someone announces free food in the meeting...

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17. When you have meetings to dicuss productivity instead of just being productive...

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18. When you have no idea what the meeting is about...

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19. When someone doesn't stop talking in the meeting...

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20. When you forget you have another meeting...

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21. When you have one too many meetings...

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22. When you have so much fun at the meeting...

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23. When you have deep thoughts during meetings...

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24. When you and your work wife have more to discuss...

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25. When you don't belong in the meeting...

sitting in a meeting meme

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26. When you just want to sleep...

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27. When the meeting is cutting into your day...

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28. When the meeting has no food...

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29. When you and your work buddy "get" each other...

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30. When you offer to go on the coffee run...

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31. When you know you have more to talk about...

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32. When you discuss things you don't forsee actually happening...

meetings someecard

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33. When you're proud for showing up...

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34. When the meeting gets canceled...

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35. When you just need to stay awake...

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This article reflects the views of the author and not necessarily those of Fairygodboss.

AnnaMarie Houlis is a multimedia journalist for a gamut of both online and print publications, as well as an adventure aficionado and travel blogger at HerReport.org. She covers all things women's empowerment — from navigating the workplace to navigating the world. She writes about everything from gender issues in the workforce to gender issues all across the globe.

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