When the sun sets earlier, fun-sized candy takes over supermarket shelves and horror movie marathons are on every other channel, it’s clear that Halloween is only days away. You probably won’t run into literal ghouls or goblins at the office this Halloween, but there are always a few characters to contend with during the workday.
Most of us try to portray the most professional versions of ourselves at work, but there are times when etiquette seems nowhere to be found. Conference calls tend to be a breeding ground for some scary employee habits, especially as more workers dial in outside of the physical office.
In honor of this season, we present a few of the different conference call “characters” you might run into this Halloween, and some recommendations for how meeting leaders can manage them during their next call.