The 1 Question That Can Get You Out Of Meetings In The Workplace

It just might save you from another boring and pointless meeting

Alex Bentley
5 min readApr 4, 2022


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It’s Monday morning as I write this.

I’m no longer in the soul-sucking corporate world. Thank goodness.

But I still remember what it was like being in back-to-back meetings. Hour after hour. Day after day.

Every so often, I didn’t even have time to pee.

Know that I’m not saying meetings are inherently bad.

I’ve been in many wonderful meetings where I felt energized when I left.

But I believe, for most corporate employees, meetings are extremely wasteful and counterproductive. They typically drag on for hours with little to no progress made.

Maybe you’ve been in a meeting like that before. One where people are just talking and not getting anything done.

Heck, you’ve probably been in several meetings like this throughout your corporate work life.

But if you feel you’re wasting time in meetings and not getting actual work done, then you’re not alone in your sentiment.

Meetings. The Worst Business Ritual Ever.



Alex Bentley

I write about crypto, personal finance, business & tech. Also, I publish a bit of humor to make you laugh.