I know my SD is in that group. He hates going every year but it’s required unless you have a legitimate reasonSorry but that's dumb. Rank has its privileges. And I will bet that half the people there wish they didn't have to go, probably more than half.
Store Directors and other leadership deserve criticism if they are dumb, incompetent or just shitty human beings. They dont deserve criticism for trying to implement policies over which they have no control.