My employer's annual company meeting was this morning. Not the shareholder meeting. The employee version. Basically three+ hours of rah-rah. I get extremely irritated at these. I went because last year the PTB gave away lots of travel prizes. This year the big travel prize was a weekend trip to Victoria. Also company pullovers and an Argosy cruise. Big whoop. My salary for the time spent there was around $200. I certainly didn't get $200 worth of information. I sat there getting antsier and antsier. At the prescribed quitting time, noon, upper management was still cheering on, and so I got up and left. Hopped on a Metro bus to the office. I was really really angry. Meetings in general do that to me. Because 99% of meetings are pointless. They could be worthwhile about 50% of the time. But no one knows how to run a freaking meeting to keep it on track.
Anyway, even if well run, this meeting would not have been one of the good 50% even if run well. Basically, upper management stands up in front of everyone and tries to humorously go over financial numbers for various parts of our business. We're doing quite well. Didn't need anyone to waste my time to tell me that though. Same information as in our 10-K and 10-Q filings. At least we didn't have Steve Ballmer frightening us.