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May. 10th, 2016

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Tuesday of my last week of work, and staying focused on anything is a struggle.

I got the meeting invitation for the first meeting in my new place of work today, and as it turns out their meeting rooms are named after native trees, just like here.

Please tell me your workplace has more original meeting room names! Like, how about Greek Gods? "Yes, big stakeholder meeting in the Hades Room today."

*ahem*

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From:randomdreams
Date:May 10th, 2016 05:14 am (UTC)
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Our meeting rooms are named after nearby national forests.
Our labs, however, are Stonehenge, Area 51, Cobalt-60, and Starfish Prime, which are at least nominally creepy.
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From:tatjna
Date:May 11th, 2016 01:18 am (UTC)
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OOh! How about Transformers?

"In a meeting in Optimus Prime. Back 10:30."
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From:tatjna
Date:May 11th, 2016 01:18 am (UTC)
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I would totally conduct a meeting in Sneezy.
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From:adam_0oo
Date:May 10th, 2016 12:04 pm (UTC)
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No. Several offices I worked at here are named after either neighborhoods or parks in the city.


It leads to a several second catch up when someone says "I will see you in Central Park in an hour."

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From:tatjna
Date:May 10th, 2016 08:18 pm (UTC)
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I quite like the idea of naming them after killer robots from space.
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From:jaelle_n_gilla
Date:May 10th, 2016 12:14 pm (UTC)
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In one of the places I work for they have cities for names. Not the most original of ideas but fun when someone asks "can you tell me where Seoul is" and you go "somewhere in Asia as far as I remember, har-har".

The other place is even less original. They have numbers. Like Building 162, Room 3.123. Blergh. But at least easier to find.
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From:tatjna
Date:May 11th, 2016 01:19 am (UTC)
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The University has letters and numbers. One of the buildings is called Murphy and its abbreviation is MY so you get to go to lectures in MY300.
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From:siobhan63
Date:May 10th, 2016 03:18 pm (UTC)
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We have two boardrooms in my branch office, and they're named after former Clerks of the Assembly. I have no idea what other meeting rooms around here are named after -- probably just a room number. One of the government buildings across the street has a number of meeting rooms named after various bodies of water (Ontario lakes and rivers).
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From:tatjna
Date:May 11th, 2016 01:19 am (UTC)
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Another favourite in NZ is the waka that the original people arrived in. I went to two schools that had these as their House names.
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From:meathiel
Date:May 10th, 2016 03:42 pm (UTC)
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Ours are called Abacus, CIMT, Break Even, SOX ... not very funny ...
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From:tatjna
Date:May 11th, 2016 01:20 am (UTC)
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Curious, though, how these names came about.
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From:thesecondcircle
Date:May 10th, 2016 04:32 pm (UTC)
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Currently, early company projects and relevant items for what we do. Shrug.

Previously, mountains based on the direction of the window in the conference room (and each room had a picture of the relevant mountain) -- pretty cool.

Best ever -- references from the movie Metropolis. Terrible place to work, but someone really got creative with the room names.
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From:tatjna
Date:May 11th, 2016 01:20 am (UTC)
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The mountain idea is pretty cool, although in NZ the mountains' proper names are often quite long and multisyllabic in Maori, and I suspect would produce some very cringeworthy pronunciation.
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From:vernacularity
Date:May 10th, 2016 07:37 pm (UTC)
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WCC had no apparent pattern apart from 'a Maori word for an entity' so there were trees, birds, mythical beings.

Didn't help that 'whekenui' was a meeting room, a computer system, and another room used by the system project team.


Lame. Also, lip service to biculturalism, and co-opting language to brownwash the institution
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From:tatjna
Date:May 11th, 2016 01:21 am (UTC)
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Are you sure they weren't just produced by a Maori employee who got glee from watching white people try to pronounce stuff?
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From:richaarde
Date:May 10th, 2016 10:53 pm (UTC)
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Or former political leaders. Probably just as bad.
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From:tatjna
Date:May 11th, 2016 01:21 am (UTC)
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Oik. Less said about former political leaders the better I think.
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From:downwardlashes
Date:May 11th, 2016 12:55 am (UTC)
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The kids' school has meeting rooms, and I can only remember the names of two of them- Redwood and Indonesia. Oh, Caspian tells me that the third one is Seahorse. I wonder what the story is behind those choices.
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From:tatjna
Date:May 11th, 2016 12:56 am (UTC)
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Those are the most interesting names so far, and now I am curious too.
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From:fbhjr
Date:May 11th, 2016 01:12 am (UTC)
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I'm afraid that the ones were I work are named after colleges.
But, it makes it easier to go to Harvard or MIT...
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From:tatjna
Date:May 11th, 2016 01:13 am (UTC)
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Totally suggesting this next time we get to name rooms.
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From:caycos
Date:May 11th, 2016 08:14 am (UTC)
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Ours are named after native birds :P
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From:kehleyr
Date:May 13th, 2016 08:21 pm (UTC)
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lol
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