[NTLK] OT: Cell phones

Gene Beaird bgbeaird at sbcglobal.net
Mon Jan 1 13:10:22 EST 2018

“Oh, sorry, I set my phone on the kitchen counter when I got home, and didn’t discover the battery had died!”  


But yeah, I understand.  I FIGHT the incursion of work-time into personal-time every step of the way.  You gotta have down time so you can have a personal life and be better at work!

Gene Beaird,
Pearland, Texas

> <SNIP>
> As a downside all this connectivity means you 'can't get away'.  Even if
> you are home at 8pm if your boss can't get a hold of you, you might get
> fired.  That didn't happen 15 or so years ago.  People would say "oh
> they are out of the office right now, but I can take a message."  That
> does NOT happen anymore. :(  People are more impatient than ever, and
> they really get mad if they can't get a hold of you at the drop of a
> hat.  Certainly a large downside to the cell phone age, something that
> was suppose to give more free time but actually ends up eating it like a
> starving man.

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