This one goes out to all my friends employed at Cummins…

Found this fun post on buzzfeed…and I immediately thought of my husband and all of my friends that work at Cummins. I can usually count on a good conference call story from Dan or one of my friends at least once a week…it’s pretty great :)

Not to say that this doesn’t happen anywhere else…I’m pretty sure anytime someone is on a conference call one or many of the below happen. 

Enjoy!

14 Things That Happen On Every Conference Call.

1. Hearing the words “Hello, who just joined” 40 times on one call.

 
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Yes, it’s totally necessary to know the names of all 43 people on the call.

2. You get all set to introduce yourself, and then three people say their names at the same time as you.

 
14 Things That Happen On Every Conference Call

3. Hopping on a call three minutes late and then having to awkwardly introduce yourself.

 
14 Things That Happen On Every Conference Call

“Excuse me…hello. Hi. Yes. I just joined.”

4. Saying something vaguely inappropriate, followed by a strange silence — WAS I ON MUTE?

 
14 Things That Happen On Every Conference Call

5. During a 30-minute call, all you say is your name and “Have a great night, thanks!”

 
14 Things That Happen On Every Conference Call

6. That moment when you finally know the answer to a question someone asked.

 
14 Things That Happen On Every Conference Call

7. Multitasking for 24 minutes, and then hearing someone ask you a question.

 
14 Things That Happen On Every Conference Call

“I’m sorry…I was getting some feedback on the line. Could you repeat that?”

8. Joining a call early, and it is just you and someone you’ve never met on the line.

 
14 Things That Happen On Every Conference Call

9. Knowing the exact words the conference call lady will say every time.

 
14 Things That Happen On Every Conference Call

10. Background noise drowns everything out, and then the usual “I think we’re getting feedback on the line. Could everyone press mute?”

 
14 Things That Happen On Every Conference Call

If we all press mute, does that mean the call is over?

11. You think someone isn’t on the call anymore, and then they burst in “Sorry, I was accidentally on mute [giggle]”.

 
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Is this your first conference call?

12. “I think we can take this offline” and then proceeding to talk about it for five more minutes.

 
14 Things That Happen On Every Conference Call

So, when 2 people out of 50 care about the conversation, it shouldn’t continue?

13. The guy who actually dares to ask questions on the call.

 
14 Things That Happen On Every Conference Call

“Does anyone have any questions” IS A RHETORICAL QUESTION.

14. I SWEAR I AM TYPING IN THE DIAL-IN CODE RIGHT. Oh. That’s a 6.

 
14 Things That Happen On Every Conference Call

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