Thatís ineffective and disrespectful and definitely does not show good management.
We used to have these weekly 30 minute status meetings that always extended to an hour and had all these issues about attendance and punctuality. Recently we made a change thatís working fantastic for my department.
We meet twice a week for 15 minutes. The meeting is scheduled at 5 past 9 (the team is coming in from 7 to 9) and is held in front of a Kanban wall we use to monitor projects. Two of the group always phone in and anyone that canít make it phone in. If in a rush you can ask to go first and leave after reporting your status.
Basically you simply state your present projects and any issues you might be having. Sometimes my report is simply ďsame as last time Ė doing fineĒ. We have never gone over 15 minutes with a group of about 10.
In your case I would ask the manager to confirm any planned meeting in advance. Itís totally within your rights to point out the missed meetings. Maybe even ask him whether a weekly status report would be better.