Today I had the most annoying experience of the HR of my company. They had arranged an induction program in the client company for those who can’t go to the base company. 5pm – 6pm was the meeting schedule. I reached at 5pm sharp. The HR couple, who sit in the same location as us, arrived at 5.06pm. Fine! Then the HR lady starts to struggle to get her presentation from some location to her laptop. Some network connectivity issue & she can’t get through. It’s 5.15, 5.25, 5.35. I had totally lost my patience. Finally at 5.45 I asked her openly in front of everyone, if she was going to be done with her presentation by 6pm, because some of us had tasks to finish before the end of the day. Of course she hadn’t started yet, so finishing by 6pm was out of question. I walked off the meeting with the option of attending it some other time.
The whole time I kept thinking what kind of HR management is this to be late first at the meeting. When you arrange a meeting, you are supposed to be present before the invitees, because you are the host. It’s like I invite you over to my place & I am out. How embarrassing is that? If you come late, at least be prepared to proceed with the meeting you have arranged! To come to the meeting and then hunt for the slides to be presented is utter mismanagement. You don’t deserve to be in HR management! My anger is with the fact that there is no concern of someone’s time. How can someone take my valuable time for granted? And it was a batch of about 20 people! I totally disagree with this behavior of wasting one’s time! 5 mins here and there is tolerated, but more than 45 mins and nothing happening, disgusting! For a huge company, it’s a very pathetic. I really wonder what they learn in their HR management courses. They can’t even do justice to the word MANAGEMENT and they have management degrees! Bite me!