I hate my Blackberry

United States
January 19, 2007 6:11pm CST
Or crackberry or whatever you want to call it today. It works like a charm getting me my e-mail 24/7/365. I don't get any break from it, I work in IT and am expected to be available for escalations at anytime and boy oh boy does my Crackberry allow me to be reached at any place, anytime.
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• United States
12 Mar 07
haha yeah. The troubles that come from 'always on' technology. I know i'm not always on and quite like my downtime and being off air ! Best bet may be to alert any emailer with a strap line to the effect of 'Available 9-5, Mon to Fri' and then it's up to them whether they expect you to deviate from clear black&white instructions. Same with the calls, if they use email too they would see the strap line and can't expect to get you on the line out of hours.
• United States
13 Mar 07
Yea but I work in IT. I am expected to be available 24/7/365 so can't do the go away I'm off the clock kinda thing...
@rjbass (1424)
• United States
13 Mar 07
I hear your frustrations loud and clear my friend. I use a Treo with corporate email functionality and feel that it is very useful when I travel but when I am at home with my family, it is understood that I am not required to answer emails. Does this stop people from emailing me....of course not...and it is especially annoying when the email starts with " just in case you're checking email..." or " I know you are off of work but..." Sometimes I NEED to be disconnected.
• United States
20 Jan 07
I don't like your blackberry........except on those rare occasions I need to get ahold of you....... I can always send you an email wherever you are.......but a cellphone would do the same.