Here at the Muse, we love to video chat. Because our editorial team members work in different states, in different time zones, and from different offices, the best way to get stuff done—thanks to modern tech—is to use Google Hangouts.
Unfortunately, this method doesn’t always work out so well for us. I’m sure we could tell you plenty of stories of lagging videos, echoing voices, and blurry faces—where basically no one could hear or understand each other—but at the end of the day, we can always laugh about it (and send out an email clarifying what we missed).
So if you’ve been there, we hope this video hits home the way it did for us—because as much as we love technology, it can really suck sometimes.
Photo of video chatter courtesy of Shutterstock.
Previously an editor for The Muse, Alyse is proud to prove that yes, English majors can change the world. She’s written almost 500 articles for The Muse on anything from productivity tips to cover letters to bad bosses to cool career changers, many of which have been featured in Fast Company, Forbes, Inc., CNBC's Make It, USA Today College, Lifehacker, Mashable, and more. She calls many places home, including Illinois where she grew up and the small town of Hamilton where she attended Colgate University, but she was born to be a New Yorker. In addition to being an avid writer and reader, Alyse loves to dance, both professionally and while waiting for the subway.More from this Author