I find it very frustrating to be part of a meeting “to review finances” when I am not given any other information. If I knew the purpose of the meeting (i.e. to create an internal budget, to set guidelines for spending, to look at spending so far on grants vs. department funds), I could prepare. Being told to bring “whatever I have” doesn’t narrow it down very much. I would like to state (as opposed to complain about) that this makes me very cranky.
I would also like to state that stating is not as emotionally satisfying as complaining.