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Old 03-15-2013, 09:59 AM
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Employee cell phones

If an employee has a cell phone that they are willing to use for business purposes (calls from the office, etc) do you still provide them with one? Or go ahead and just use their personal phone? What's your reasoning?
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Old 03-15-2013, 12:26 PM
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cell phone

Where i work they give us $20 a month towards our phone bill. They cut checks every 3 months. Its better than nothing
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Old 03-15-2013, 02:03 PM
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I would give the employee a little money, $20 a month isnt bad, plus its still around $20+ dollars cheaper then some phone plans would cost you to get that employee a phone.
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Old 03-15-2013, 05:31 PM
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I give them nothing

But I also let the crew leader have his phone at work and let him take a few quick calls with out getting on him
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Old 03-15-2013, 05:42 PM
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This is how it works around here. If you are a reliable employee the phone bill is on us.
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Old 03-15-2013, 06:13 PM
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Id give them some money towards it, but I guess my only employee is my son and he has to pay for his own phone.
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Old 03-15-2013, 07:32 PM
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Well I guess I should give more details.

My production manager gets a phone.

My crew leaders don't. On average I'd say they make 3 business calls per day that are less than 1 min. So I figure the cost on their phone bill as a result of my 3 calls per day is less than $0.50 cents. So I also figure they are using their phone 3 times per day for personal reasons while on the clock. At $10.00 per hour that breaks down to $0.50 for 3 mins time that they are being paid for to talk for their own personal use. And it balances in my mind
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Old 03-15-2013, 08:26 PM
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So if they didn't have it you wouldn't be able to get whole of them or if there was a problem they couldn't contact you. Quit being cheap and throw them a couple bones.
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Old 03-15-2013, 08:27 PM
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Old 03-15-2013, 10:06 PM
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So if they didn't have it you wouldn't be able to get whole of them or if there was a problem they couldn't contact you. Quit being cheap and throw them a couple bones.
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I have a spare phone sitting around for that type of situation. But I look at it like this. Unless you are going to make them put their phones on your desk every morning, there is not a doubt in my mind, no matter what your rules are, that they are texting or talking on their phones for personal reasons while you are paying them. As a result they are receiving pay for doing their person business. So I view it as a fair trade.
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