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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    RedBeard, 22 Aug 2006 @ 5:46am

    I think the consensus is that we agree there a time for Blackberries and a time to them to turn them off…

    If someone can assist, in one of the golfing mag’s this year, wasn’t it like Donald Trump, or equivalent billionaire, that couldn’t stand people to use cell phones when playing in his group on the course. The way it was quoted, he said something like no one is so important as to need to be on call all the time. This goes the same for the BlackBerry.

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