I can understand the need for small businesses to downsize, but sometimes things go perhaps a little too far.
In my banking days, staff meetings were either over breakfast in the local pub once a month or a business lunch in the office with food brought in.
Obviously the bigger more important meetings involving visitors were discussed after lunch in proper restaurants, well sort of.
We don’t frequent McDs these days (chicken burgers 19½/big macs 25½, fries 14, milkshakes 9, syn reasons why not) so I don’t know if meetings continue to be conducted there, but maybe the latest business premises is……………..
This was my scenario yesterday.
Whilst waiting for my consultant who was running almost two hours late, I decided to go to the loo and overheard part of a conversation involving business transactions and budgets. The occupant was actually shouting down the phone so I left him to it. Luckily I wasn’t that desperate unlike another patient’s companion who continued to wait outside.
Today’s technology gives us the option to conduct business or be contactable anywhere.
For the businessman, taking time out to accompany his wife for her appointment may be inconvenient.
However, perhaps the loo is not really the right place, convenient and private….. or not.