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    Devs who have been around the block, how do you deal with meeting interrupt

    by c1zhong ·

    I am one of those that takes a little bit of time to get into the flow state. But once I’m there, I don’t like any distractions. I feel like meetings are the worst kind of distractions because they completely interrupt my flow, and it takes at least 10 minutes to get back into it once the meeting is over.

    When I started at my latest company, it was smaller and there were fewer meetings – I had one or two a day.

    Now, I typically have 3-5 meetings throughout the day and I RARELY get blocks of time longer than 1.5 hours for dev work.

    Why do they think this is productive?? Wouldn’t you think they would prioritize dev work instead of constant interruptions?

    So those who have been through this same thing, how have you dealt with it? Any tips or strategies to bring this up to my VP of eng?

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      Reply To: Devs who have been around the block, how do you deal with meeting interrupt

      by birdmantd ·

      In reply to Devs who have been around the block, how do you deal with meeting interrupt

      Just a thought. If you have clients that you work for, you can’t always schedule the time that they may need to contact you. In other words, you make time to address their needs/concerns when they need your help.

      Typically, the bigger your company gets and the more clients you take on, the more interruptions you can expect. You could always hire someone to act as an intermediary to route the client’s needs/concerns in a fashion better suited to your needs/desires.

      • This reply was modified 1 month ago by birdmantd.
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      Never bothered me.

      by rproffitt ·

      In reply to Devs who have been around the block, how do you deal with meeting interrupt

      I’m there for meetings, dev work, whichever they want me to do. The pay was great so meetings were easy money.

      You pay, I stay.

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