Our work project meeting took a break for lunch, and while I did turn off my video, I did not mute. For the past three years this would have been fine, because lunch is when you do the laundry, and make dinner. Who stays at their desk listening to the phone at lunch?
Who? People at work in the work building having the same meeting from inside a big Zoom-enabled meeting room.
I spent my lunch hour having not one, but two, loud arguments with Gary. And then I came back to my desk in the guest room and saw a teams message that said "Everyone can hear you."
I immediately got on and demanded to know what they'd heard. They claimed they coukdn't really hear anything. I said, "But you heard The Tone, right?'
They admitted they heard a tone, yes. It only occurred to me after that they could have been listening to Gary bellow as well as my snippy responses.
I later found out that my team leader was also sitting in the meeting room as everyone enjoyed the entertainment and said, "Out of kindness, can we just mute Ellen's audio?" which was kind.
I survived it, I learned from it, and I don't have to see those people for a few more days.