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Weirdest places to conference call from

Everyone knows being at work doesn’t necessarily mean being at the office anymore.

The same can now be said for attending work meetings. Since nearly every employee has access to a smartphone or tablet, meetings can be taken from home, the beach, an airport... pretty much anywhere employees find themselves.

Leveraging on such trends, InterCall surveyed more than 500 full-time employees to discover their conferencing habits and the weirdest places they have taken a conference call from:

  • A truck stop bathroom
  • McDonald’s Playplace
  • The closet of a friend’s house during a party
  • The beach … it was a video call so I kept my tablet up so that my bikini didn’t show
  • Behind a church during a wedding rehearsal
  • The racetrack
  • Chasing my dog down the street because she got out of the house
  • Disney World
  • Fitting room while trying on clothes
Interestingly, the survey also shed light on how involved these employees were in their calls.

Almost four of 10 (39%) of employees admitted to dropping off a call without announcing it so that they could pretend to have participated the whole time.

Another 27% admitted to falling asleep during a conference call, and a brave 5% said they’ve had a friend take a work conference call in their place.

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