Freedom Elusive For On-The-Road Jobs
from the you're-being-tracked dept
This isn’t surprising — nor particularly new — but now it seems like almost every company that involves having drivers out on the road is gravitating towards using GPS systems to monitor where their employees are and what they’re doing. While it may cut down on slackers and those who are goofing off, it also has many unintended consequences, such as workers feeling like their bosses can’t trust them. It also makes them increasingly nervous and anxious. One driver notes that he gets antsy if workers where he buys lunch are slow because he knows he’s being watched and not moving. While there are plenty of good reasons to track where drivers are, it seems like companies employing this type of technology might want to consider those unintended consequences as well, and think about ways to minimize the negative ones.