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Work life, personal life and the smartphone

0. phoneArena posted on 01 Jan 2013, 01:02

Some companies are implementing policies to actually get employees to put down their devices...

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posted on 01 Jan 2013, 01:56 5

1. tigermcm (Posts: 860; Member since: 02 Sep 2009)

this policy needs to be adopted for personal life also not just the business world. When I go out with my lady I turn my phone off. I sometimes want to get up and slap couples at restaurants when I see them staring into their phone more than staring at each other

posted on 01 Jan 2013, 02:32 1

2. milesboy5 (Posts: 179; Member since: 07 Nov 2012)

It is refreshing almost to have the night with your girl without having a cell phone with you. Although some people may need them for work related issues... I still think this generation needs to realize how to take a break from the dang things.

posted on 01 Jan 2013, 11:31

3. nghtwng68 (Posts: 104; Member since: 26 Nov 2009)

So true. A sense of staying in the moment and separation of device needs to happen or a slave to them we'll remain. When out with my lady my phone is on quiet so that my attention is to her and not more on a device.
A time to check your phone and not check your phone is needed.

posted on 01 Jan 2013, 17:38

5. N.Reynolds (Posts: 257; Member since: 15 Feb 2011)

If one can not realize when it is approriate to use their phone and when it isn't they shouldn't have a cell phone. At the same time how are you going to tell someone they can't use a device they paid for and pay monthly for as well. It each persons responsibility to use their own device appropriately.

posted on 01 Jan 2013, 13:13

4. McLaren (unregistered)

This generation has experienced a technology boom(Baby boom remember,some countries!!!).
The next one is much worse.An example is a relative's 5 years old daughter who received an ipad 3 for christmas!!!WTF!
To be honest,I still use a Nokia 701 when going out especially cause it's solid and easy to use in a hurry and keep my s2 only for indoor.After 1 year,I've noticed that I can actually live with the 701 the way we used to live with feature phones,but much smarter.For the s2,once I touch it,it's total addiction.But it's way much smarter than the Symbian.

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