AnnaMarie Houlis
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According to the National Statistics Council, 37% of employee time is spent in meetings —and 47% of employees consider too many meetings to be the biggest waste of time (even more so than swiping around on social media and digging themselves out of their email inboxes).

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...

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

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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...

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

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8. When the meeting is pointless...

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

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10. When the meeting goes overtime...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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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AnnaMarie Houlis is a feminist, a freelance journalist and an adventure aficionado with an affinity for impulsive solo travel. She spends her days writing about women’s empowerment from around the world. You can follow her work on her blog, HerReport.org, and follow her journeys on Instagram @her_report, Twitter @herreport and Facebook.