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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    Anonymous Coward, 22 Aug 2006 @ 4:43pm

    Not sure, but I think it was a Pfizer VP who said they hire consultants to do the work because their day is filled with internal meetings.

    Bad meetings cause people to answer cell phones or write emails. If a person does these they either shouldn't have to be at the meting or the meeting sucks.

    Course, sales should be reachable, because you never know.

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