More than half of mobile workers use their smartphone in the restroom

More than half of mobile workers use their smartphone in the restroom
CareerBuilder took a survey of 5,200 mobile workers and found out that most of them use their smartphone every where-and we mean EVERYWHERE. 62%  of them use the handsets while eating. That is bad enough, but 57% use the phone while ahem, doing their business in the bathroom. And we are pretty sure that there is no app for that. 54% admit to driving while using their phone. We also get the feeling that population growth will slow down as the popularity of the smartphone increases. According to the survey, half of the mobile workers took their smartphone to bed with them at night. Somehow, this might take some of the romance out of the evenings. One quarter will whip out the smartphone at a movie or play, 18% use it on a date and 17% during their own kid's events.11% will turn on their handset at church.

CareerBuilder's Rosemary Haefner says, "The lines between work and [home] life can be very blurry these days —17 percent of workers said they feel like their work day never endsbecause of technology connecting them to the office. To reduce burnoutand avoid potentially risky behavior, workers should allottechnology-free time when away from work." Sounds like good advice, but first, we just need to check our email.

source: CareerBuilder



1. Cali_E

Posts: 196; Member since: Sep 24, 2008

haha, dude i use my crapping time to call and pay bills and call various companies cust service!!! lmfao!

3. rwolf1984

Posts: 536; Member since: Jun 06, 2009

LOL. Career builder all those insurance companies, banks, and online colleges that harass me since I posted my resume on your site makes me want to crap on you!!!

2. Kiltlifter

Posts: 742; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

If I am ever in a public restroom and some disgusting douche bag is talking on his cell phone, I repeatedly flush the toilet, over and over again... I know it is wasting water, but talking in the bathroom is the stupidest thing. Sometimes I want to grab the phone off the person's shoulder and throw it in the urinal while they pee.... I actually saw a guy's phone slide off his shoulder right into his stream once. It was hilarious! I replied, "Maybe now you won't talk on your phone while in a public bathroom." Talking on the phone in your own bathroom in the privacy of your own house is one thing... don't do it in public assholes.

4. DonkeyPunched

Posts: 321; Member since: Jan 10, 2010

Lol is that seriously a pet peev of yours? Because I actually think it's stupid you wrote something on this website about it.


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Boo freakin woo, who cares if someone is on their cell phone or texting on it in the restroom. Seriously, what's next are you going to bitch about? People using their cell phones in waiting rooms? Who freakin cares!

6. jogutier

Posts: 324; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

This guy must of missed the article of the movie stabbing. dont be messing with people that use their phones at rude parts of times. Lmao

7. iHateCrapple

Posts: 734; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

Who the f*ck carries a meat timer around? Prolly woke up and said to himself, "ima shank a nukka today with this here kitchen tool"

8. scottmbolt unregistered

Quite your wining! Who cares if Joe Blow wants to talk on the phone. What... are you trying to meditate while taking your dump or something?

9. rwolf1984

Posts: 536; Member since: Jun 06, 2009

Texting is one is kinda gross, unless ur at home. Just dont accidentally wipe ur butt with your phone!!

10. dswatson83

Posts: 56; Member since: Jan 13, 2010


11. corps1089

Posts: 492; Member since: Jan 20, 2010

Txt dumping is fine, I enjoy that on occasion. Talking is rude, but it doesn't bother me like it does Kiltlifter. I guess I just expect the rudeness, but they would murder a person in Japan for that, and no court there would convict them!

12. artz1986

Posts: 453; Member since: Mar 11, 2009

How is talking on the phone in a public restroom rude? Sometimes that's the perfect place to talk. Besides, who is it bothering, do you need perfect silence to concentrate on taking a crap or draining the snake?

13. Cali_E

Posts: 196; Member since: Sep 24, 2008

actually i talk when im on the public crapper all the time. please don't kill me *_* hehe

14. corps1089

Posts: 492; Member since: Jan 20, 2010

Some people, not me, consider any intrusion on their personage as rude. In a environment where maintaining the illusion of privacy as tenuous as a public bathroom, some consider talking as full scale assault on their privacy. As I recall from bootcamp, the only time we had out from under the watchfull eye of the Drill Instructors was in the head. 12 tiolets arranged aroud a room, no stalls, and you had to walk through it to get the showers, so there was constant traffic through it for that one hour a day we had to ourselves. We got real comfortable with crapy/talky.

15. corps1089

Posts: 492; Member since: Jan 20, 2010

Apparently its OK as long as you ddon't stick your foot under the wall into the next stall...

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