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post #31 of 46

Foodpump, this is a topic that needs to be addressed in the workplace by employers because what we have is a huge case of culture clash.   We have the people of our generation who have really only gained the whole idea of cellphones  and the internet etc  and being so connected all the time in the last maybe 20 or so  years and then we have those who have grown up with that culture and can't begin to imagine not being connected to facebook or twitter or whatever all the time is like and have no idea how to function without it.  

 

It's also all about respecting your job and the work you do as well as the people you work with as well as the ones you cook for and serve. 

 

As an employer you have every right to enforce your standards with your staff when it comes to this and so does every other employer and staff need to respect their employers wishes and do as they are asked.  In  the case of an employer who could care less... I'm sorry for the staff and the reputation their lax employer is making for them...

 

 

Sorry to vent but that is how I feel....

OK ... where am I going?.. and WHY am I in this handbasket??
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post #32 of 46
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 then we have those who have grown up with that culture and can't begin to imagine not being connected to facebook or twitter or whatever all the time is like and have no idea how to function without it.  

I think you just described several psychological issues that if brought to the attention of a psychiatrist would warrant treatment. It's an addiction, it's abnormal. So, sorry, I ain't buying your excuse. 

post #33 of 46
The problem is the fact that there are looser employees in the world that can't understand the concept of being off their phones during work-time.


YES, Jake T you do apparently condone this behavior.
post #34 of 46
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As was said, I might understand if you are a working mom and have children at home or take care of a elderly parent. But 99% of the time texts and calls are complete BS. Cell phones have become an addiction as evidenced by people having to have a phone in their hand. I read awhile ago that some company is marketing a piece of plastic about the size of an iPhone that you can use to wean yourself off the addiction.

Frankly, none of us really know what this woman does "outside" the environs of her job at a coffee shop. Sure, a lot can be trivial, but then again, so can 90% of every conversation ever had. This woman might have other gigs going on, either with music or art or whatever. You simply don't know if she needs to respond to inquires in a timely manner. Today that means immediately. Give people the freedom to have a life, just like office workers do when they gab around the water cooler, take 1.5 hour lunches, or surf the internet for their next vacation. Service workers deserve the same liberties as managers and executives. I don't deny the addictive nature and how people sometimes use them like pacifiers, but I try not to make sweeping generalizations about people. Moms and care givers aren't the only reasons to be 'available.' Again, as long as she does her job and is attentive and productive. 

 

I also wouldn't trust a BOH locker to protect an $800 computer. I'd strap it to my leg as well if I had no pockets. Surely being a waitress at a coffee shop pays enough to replace it if it gets stolen, right?

 

It also occurred to me that fashion designers are teaming up with tech to integrate computers with clothing. Maybe she was making a fashion statement. 

 

This is where this thread went sideways.....

As per usual Jake has to drag the human condition into what started as a lighthearted peek into FP's world.

But that is ok...as far as I am aware we still have the right of free speech in America.

 

mimi

 

Edit to add.... I am proud of my work ethic , American or not.

 

m.


Edited by flipflopgirl - 5/26/16 at 8:23am
post #35 of 46

Thanks. I’ll keep that in mind next time Mimi posts her usual conservative, derogatory comment bashing liberals or Obama.:)


Edited by jake t buds - 5/26/16 at 12:53pm
post #36 of 46

This is all about the owner thinking he/she is hiring cool, slick, hip people. If you see someone dressed in a way you don't deem appropriate it's not her fault. The service you get, or the lack of serve you get, is what the management allows. If I have a restaurant, I set the stage. I pick the performers and write the play. If someone doesn't want to read the lines as written then there are other stage productions around town. The phone has become the third arm. Most people could not see how they could live life without it. This is part of life but it is also a controllable part of live when business has to come first. If I'm working for someone they are paying me for 60 minutes every hour. It's not 50 minutes with 10 minutes answering texts messages. If a manager lets it happen it will be abused. 

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If I'm working for someone they are paying me for 60 minutes every hour. It's not 50 minutes with 10 minutes answering texts messages. If a manager lets it happen it will be abused. 


Freakin' eh!

post #38 of 46
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Thanks. I’ll keep that in mind next time Mimi posts her usual conservative, derogatory comment bashing liberals or Obama.:)


lol:rolleyes:

post #39 of 46

How can we expect our employees to observe cell phone restrictions while on the clock, when our elected officials "tweet" and FB from their seats while in session doing their elected duties?

post #40 of 46

Just because someone else is acting or behaving stupid doesn't make it alright to act or behave stupid.

post #41 of 46
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Just because someone else is acting or behaving stupid doesn't make it alright to act or behave stupid.

 

Don't you mean if so-and-so drove off a cliff in daddy's Lexus you would have to do it too?

Or if Johnny stuck a fork in his eye you would want to do it as well?

I have more if you wanna.......

 

mimi

post #42 of 46
Personally, I have never seen anyone w an electronic device strapped to their body/person. My first thoughts might be... Is this a terrorist, suicide bomber in training, or someone who escaped house arrest? Very odd, IMO.

Also, I would imagine a safety factor also might come into play. I have a few mobile devices, and they do get hot! Can't imagine, nor want to, strap one to my body.
post #43 of 46
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Personally, I have never seen anyone w an electronic device strapped to their body/person. My first thoughts might be... Is this a terrorist, suicide bomber in training, or someone who escaped house arrest? Very odd, IMO.

 

That is a great example.

I had to stop going to our local library because there was this swarthy guy with a well padded suit coat browsing the non fiction stacks.

Like 3 time in a row.

My therapist told me I was paranoid but next time I am gonna follow him.

At the very least he is a insurance salesman and you know how they can be.

 

mimi

post #44 of 46

This is a workplace rules issue. It is the responsibility of management to set workplace rules and enforce them.

 

I work with a lot of very young people at both of my jobs. One of my jobs is in an office, the other is in a bookstore. At the bookstore, you simply are not allowed to bring phones onto the floor. Period. They stay in your locker until break time. Not one of the 20 somethings I work with violates the rule. Ever. I've been there 6 years. It just doesn't happen because the limit has been set.

 

The office is different. I keep my phone in my purse or, if I'm waiting for a call from, say, the Dr's office or the Vet, I keep it on my desk on vibrate. We have a couple of quiet places where you can retreat if you really need to make or take a call. Every now and then, I need to read or send a text, if I'm meeting up with someone after work. It's not an issue. The ethic of the office is that everyone basically works their asses off, full tilt, all day. No-one has time to mess around with their phone. Not even the 20 somethings. So it's not an issue.

 

And, in the last 28 years I've worked with plenty of people adorned with many tattoos, piercings, and crazy hair who have had a sterling work ethic.

post #45 of 46

It is called live in the now and don't let life pass you by (and I'm in my 20's)

 

When I get together with my friends we all are talking to each other face to face.

 

It's okay to turn it off and it is okay to use it. You just have to figure when it is appropriate and when it is not.

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