Saturday, June 30, 2012

[jules' pics] Saturday!

Saturday!, originally uploaded by julesberry2001.

How can this be Saturday again? This was never in the plan... Meetings on Saturday seem to be getting sadly common. Too much bureaucracy! Having said that the atmosphere is quite jolly, and we get to take a weekday off in lieu, which is advantageous for bumming around in Kamakura, a town that is only busy at weekends.

Posted By Blogger to jules' pics at 6/30/2012 03:44:00 PM


William M. Connolley said...

Who ever said climate science wasn't glamourous?

James Annan said...

I can feel the jealousy from here :-)

SCM said...

Are Saturday meetings a general japanese thing? My husband had to spend the weekend in Japan to attend one :-(

James Annan said...

Some scientific societies here seem to make it a regular thing, but (after my first year) I've not felt obliged to attend any of them. And for these last two Saturdays we are making sure to take off our alternative days in lieu, which probably many colleagues won't do. Yesterday was important as it was the kick-off meeting for a new big 5 year project, so the issue was getting several v busy people to find a free day in common.

EliRabett said...

When there was a large differential in air fares if you stayed over Saturday night (to screw the business guys over) it used to be a regular thing to start a meeting on Saturday. Today the business parts of national meetings takes place on Sunday so only the big shots have to show up.