Ryanair Employees Banned From Charging Cell Phones At Work

from the assistant-TO-the-regional-manager dept

Europe's high flying discount airline, Ryanair, has decided to ban cell phone charging at work. Though the company spokesperson claims that "nobody has batted an eyelid" in reference to the new policy, it could be that the employees are too incredulous to comment. Whether this policy is meant to be a cost savings or to reinforce a "good work ethic," it is simply silly. Ryanair workers will now have to rely on hand-crank generators to charge their phones, which I'm sure will have a much bigger affect on productivity.
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    Mike (profile), 22 Apr 2005 @ 7:55am

    Re: or maybe employees will get the hint

    Considering that many workers prefer to use their mobile phone to their office phone, this seems particularly silly.

    Who said people were using their cell phones for idle chit chat at work? If so, then punish *that*. Not the charging of cell phones.

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