Recently some co-workers have fallen out of line with our standards for completing a well-documented task and need to be reminded of their duties and responsibility when completing said task. The manager has scheduled a meeting to reprimand us.
While I am hardly perfect (and should be invited to the next "paperwork on time" chew-out meeting) this scheduled meeting is about two very specific instances that I was not involved with.
I understand the manager has invited everyone to avoid singling people out and also reduce the likelihood of having to repeat themselves in future. I also know that when I am directly confronted in this manner I get less excited about my job and start to wonder about what the other guy is getting away with, despite all efforts to do the contrary.
Should I be asking to excuse myself, given this information?