Wireless

by Mike Masnick




Companies Now Banning The Crackberries They Forced Everyone To Carry

from the what's-good-for-me... dept

Over the last few years, many companies have been gleefully handing out Blackberry devices to all their employees, hoping to have them "on call" 24/7. Of course, that's created a new problem. Employees are bringing those Blackberry devices to meetings and can't put them down, leading companies to institute new policies banning the devices from meeting rooms. This shouldn't come as a huge surprise, as there were already questions about mobile phone etiquette in the office, but it's extra amusing to see it with the so-called "Crackberries," since so many companies eagerly gave them out to people to "keep them working."

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    Sanguine Dream, 22 Aug 2006 @ 6:25am

    Addiction to status...

    Cell phones make people feel important. I don't understand why. Personally the only reason I bought a cell is because I had people complaining that they couldn't find me when they needed me. I work in the IT department in a bank and we get lots of people that want laptops but are located in stationary offices and dont go on business trips or work from home. We've even had some requesting Blackberries and PDAs. As much as I hate to say it the bank I work for is not that big that its corporate officers need that stuff. Hell my department is the only one that has company cell phones and two of the six of us (myself and another) don't use them we just use our personal cells.

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