Because I live in Kansas (Central Time Zone) and work for a company in Indianapolis (Eastern Time Zone) and still work on projects in Michigan (also, Eastern Time Zone), I often send out meeting requests and reminders in my Outlook calendar and attempt to adjust the time zone setting appropriately for those involved.
Last week, however, was a stellar time zone moment. A few days ago I was dutifully going about my work when I got a gChat message at about 11:00 AM Central Time. It was my friend S who I was supposed to be having a meeting with later that day.
Uh, Hi Chris. E and I are in the webinar room and you’re not here.
Hey! Well, our meeting is at 3:30 today right?
That’s what we agreed on, yup. Thing is, you send the meeting notice out in New Zealand time. The best we could exchange that to was about 11:00 AM.
Oh. Hm. Yes, sorry about that. Is 3:30 still okay?
Eastern time right? Not New Zealand time?
So, there’s a lesson there! Watch your time zones!