@handle this seems especially suitable where I am given there is a referendum in Alberta on whether to adopt Saskatchewan time to stop changing our clocks twice a year...and if enough people vote yes the change would take effect at month end
@trondd in the last 2 weeks I have personally experienced:
⏲️😢 person arranged a call in their own timezone, specified it as UTC offset, got the offset wrong, we all turned up at the wrong time
⏲️😢 2 people in Europe arranged a call in UK time for some reason, but said the timezone was "GMT" when really it's BST at the moment, we all turned up at the wrong time
⏲️😢 someone's calendar automatically moved a call from 4pm UK time to 4pm in their local time, 10pm UK, they and another person turned up at the wrong time as a result
⏲️😢 person organised a call in their own timezone, forgot all other timezones existed and didn't specify, everyone turned at the wrong time
"but how can a calendar not solve all these problems?"
👉 forgetting to put a meeting in the calendar at all
👉 putting it in too late, not realising that it'd require some people to set alarms and get up early
👉 adding it in in the wrong timezone because your calendar app doesn't do timezones (gnome-calendar, looking at you...)
👉 setting up a recurring meeting with a timezone that switches to and from daylight savings at different dates to the timezone that the meeting is advertised in
👉 not sending a calendar invite to an external person, so everyone on the shared calendar turns up together at a different time to who they're meeting
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