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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    kforce, 22 Aug 2006 @ 9:29am

    Re: Interesting..

    Majority of meetings are held because managers gets bored, that is "PROLLY" why people play with their blackberry's and cell phones during meetings. If I am at home I don't want anyone contacting me about work, I enjoy what I do but not when I am at home.

    Most people are glad to go home to see their family and spend any amount of time left in the day with them. People I know who doesn't like to go home early are people without any families or who don't want to see their wife/husband.

    What the f*** is the word "PROLLY", are people so ignorant to learn the english language that they spell the way they speak.

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