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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    Nathan, 22 Aug 2006 @ 7:35am

    Re: misleading

    Here's my issue and this article does support it. Sure, they're asking the workers to focus on the task at hand...when executives are talking. However, feel free to interrupt your wife and kids, the people in the line at the coffee shop, and everyone else on God's green earth. I disagree with being tethered to work 24/7. You can't have it both ways. Either I multi-task 24/7 and you get ignored sometimes. Or I specialize and you can have my attention, while my family gets my attention other times.

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