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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    Brad, 22 Aug 2006 @ 7:45am

    Are they worth it though?

    I have had my company try to get me to carry devices so I can be on call before. I puposly loose said devices. When I'm at work I'm at work when I'm not I am not. Why make your blood pressure skyrocket because people think they are entitled to call and ask you stupid questions while you are trying to spend time with your family?

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