Is NOTHING SACRED anymore?
March 17, 2007 2:08pm CST
Geeeeeeeesh! Sometimes I wonder about this! Before I retired, I worked in a fairly 'fast-paced' group within a large corporation. We all had company-issued cell phones with 'push-to-talk' convenience. Basically, "we could RUN, but we could NOT HIDE!" No matter where I'd be....in a meeting, in an in-depth discussion about some work issue (of course!)...or EVEN IN THE BATHROOM.....invariably, someone would "beep" me right in the middle. Talk about "compounding-stress"? I remember a funny (true) episode that happened one day, that I think sums up this kind of scenario; it went like this: Another colleague and I were in our office; he was talking on the 'land-line-phone', and taking notes feverishly, so as to get everything down that the caller was giving him. I could tell he was frustrated with whatever he was hearing, because when the phone call was over, he proceeded to stuff the phone receiver into his shirt pocket, and the 'pocket-pad' he was writing on he attempted to place on the phone base unit where the phone should have gone. Once he realized what he'd done, we both had a good laugh, but also both realized that we should 'slow down'! What do you think??? Are we all just TOO BUSY, too 'connected'...in our jobs? Our lives?
• United States
17 Mar 07
Oh yes, I can identify with this totally. At my job we have the same problems.. there isn't a moment of privacy to use the restroom without someone thinking we've fallen off the face of the earth and beeping me several times in a row. A few times of replying to a speakerphone saying I AM PEEING have gotten them to calm down a little bit.