Sunday, October 11, 2009

Should employers maintain absolute bans on cell phones at work?

Here’s another good one: a total cell phone ban at work. Although it’s understandable that someone in customer support should not respond to personal calls (or make personal calls), it sounds as though an employee ought to be able to have a phone in vibrator mode to respond to family emergencies. I can recall an episode of the WB show “Seventh Heaven” where an intern in the operating room did not know how to turn off his cell phone!

The article appeared in the Jobs section of the Washington Post on Sunday Oct. 11, but Lily Garcia has a “how to deal” article from Sept. 17, 2009, “issues arising from a cell phone ban at work,” link here.

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