Can we just treat employees like adults and not kids. Little pop check of the phone occasionally shouldn't cause a problem
@WelI Obviously, agreed 100%
@WelI Obviously, as an adult, no. Most people can't be trusted. Give an inch and they'll take a mile
@WelI Obviously, as someone that’s worked in many environments: probably not.
@theshadosnipe, as an adult (and manager), if you have to have a sign like this, you're hiring the wrong people. Grown ups can balance without it affecting work. Almost every job I've had has allowed phones, even with teens.
It's has nothing to do with being an adult, just self control.
@Einhardt, that may be true, but many production jobs don't care about their employee's morals, just their work ethic. Why take the risk and have to possibly fire someone for over use when you can just remove the temptation? Guess we'll have to agree to disagree on this one but I believe you shouldn't be allowed personal phone usage during work hours unless it's an emergency
@Einhardt, as someone who has worked in several locations you may be a bit too trusting.
Let’s be honest most people don’t love their jobs. So they will occasionally take extra long breaks or do other small things.
Now that by itself is negligible but now imagine that instead of one person taking say an extra 10 minutes a day of breaks, on top what they are already given, you have 10 people doing that.
Im just saying I get it, I don’t like it but yea people even “adults” are pretty much all the same. Everyone is just human and will want a bit of extra down time from time to time.
It doesn’t make you a bad worker but it does affect those around you that have to cover the slack.
Now if you add on phones to this you have people that just decide to send a quick message or watch a quick replay of a awesome sports moment.
That may seem small but I have seen workers that use their time between helping customers to do nothing but text.
@George Feeny, so instead of cleaning up briefly around their area or whatever they are playing on their phone.
I know I have been guilty of it. Like I said it’s not a bad thing in my book but I completely get why places tend to not want their workers on their phones during the shift.
@WelI Obviously, I'm pretty sure it has to do with driving or operating machinery
@theshadosnipe, as someone who does fabrication in a shop, these types of rules are generally for a few people, a manager/supervisor usually knows who abuses things like phones, and for most people they probably wouldnt do anything, since most people dont abuse having their phones on person
@leanord Church, as someone who's worked 4 production jobs, I have to disagree. I'd say it's the ones who wouldn't abuse the system that are few and far between. I'm just as guilty, but if you're a shop floor guy you know people are open with each other about things like that and most still abuse it even when we're forbidden.
What if you have both out? Double negatives cancel out
@BigJohnson86, This dude gets it
@BigJohnson86, yeah, taking a picture of it or having it as a screen saver will work too...
All right boys, phones out and dicks out at 10a and 3p.
Geez Candy, just because your marriage is falling apart doesn't mean you have take it out on everyone else
This note is sexist, and I'm going to HR.
@ThePandaPool , I know, right? I don't see it saying no boobs out.
I once had a manager who told me I had to wash my hands during my break time, not before. I’m a mechanic so my hands get filthy doing the job and in my opinion clean up is part of the job. His exact words were “I don’t want to pay you to clean your hands”. Of course I left this job after just 9 months.
What is this? Poland 1941?
I'll never miss corporate Life. No