(1). A full staff meeting where employees are supposed to be able to pose questions to upper management. They can’t. All questions are plants. Just keep quiet and you won’t get fired.
“Thank you, everyone, for dialing in today. This town hall meeting is an important forum for all of us to talk openly and honestly about the business. All questions should be directed to that burning oildrum behind the building. Now, our first agenda item is ‘cost reductions’…”
(1). The tedious task of actually seeing and interacting with your client in person.
(2). An unwelcome meet-up with your client that happens much too often and usually require a significant amount of traveling. Most of the time these meet-ups revolve around the clients “hectic” schedule which is either a result of them being bored, or being at a conference in the middle of nowhere.
“Hey Alda, you know what? I think we should meet up for some face time at the Monarch Butterfly Expo in Albuquerque! It’s just as short plane, bus and cab drive away from you. Whaddya say?”