Posted: 03/12/2016 at 13:40
I do have a 'smart phone' and agree that it is a computer rather than a phone and has far more functionality. That said, for me there is absolutely no excuse for people having their eyes glued to one when they are out with other people. My nephew's thankfully now ex-girlfriend was one of the worst I've come across. She came round to us for Christmas dinner one year and as long as the conversation was based around her she chatted away quite happily. Immediately the conversation moved to something else she was straight onto her phone. By immediately I literally mean within less than a minute. That is simply downright rude.
I also don't agree with having mobile phones switched on at work, unless it's necessary for the job. The world functioned perfectly well before they were invented. The normal response is along the lines of "What if the school needs to get hold of me". The simple solution is to have a central number to contact, or the landline number for the desk the person works at. That, at a stroke, would stop those who do spend half their life seemingly on the d**** things texting!
When one guy left our office the manager even joked in his leaving speech about having told the individual many times to stop using their phone at work, but having been ignored. If you have managers, and staff, like that there really is no hope.
PS. Regarding the current spat going on in this thread, there are people who will deliberately go out of their way to find fault with others and then act the innocent when picked up on it. Before anybody comes back asking if I refer to them I'll pre-empt it by saying if you think the cap fits then wear it.
Last edited: 03 December 2016 13:45:03