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What's your cell phone policy?


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I read Elite’s article and I “kind of” agree. I understand the need to concentrate and the safety issue. And if this were 1995 I would totally agree, however…this 2010 and the world has changed. Many people today don’t even own a land line and are too accustomed to staying in touch with their family via the cell phone.

 

I would not feel right if I did not give my people the same privileges that I enjoy. How can you tell a tech that his wife can’t call or needs to leave a message and their husband can only return a call during break time or lunch? Would you accept that? Not me. If my wife calls or a family member calls, it’s important.

 

Having said that; I don’t allow cell phone abuse or in any way encourage cell phone use. I tell my entire staff, please do not abuse the privilege, you can have the cell phone on you, but it is only to receive emergency calls. I also tell them that I know that having a cell phone attached to your hip is part of how our society functions. This is my policy and I never have an issue.

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Joe, I agree with you. However, I have had a couple of times that I had to reign in excessive use. It was usually something like a divorce or domestic situation leading to the abuse.

 

That is a different story, and in that case the tech's head is not on straight anyway. I have been down that road too and it's something that's part of life. But you can't make policy based on the extreme. That's the way I feel, anyway.

 

And, of course, no cell phone use while road testing, AGREE.

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