Cell Phone Use

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by Texas*Golf*Bum, Jan 25, 2013.

  1. newguy123

    newguy123 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    All of America was paying your salary then, Do you want to subsidize my company while I let guys talk on their phone? Sure one or two guys doesn't add up to much now, but in the long run???[/QUOTE]

    Wow. Have you been in the military and do you know there's down time? Have you been in war deployed overseas? There is down time there as well. A little personal call every once in a while doesn't hurt.

    Everyone in the military, commanders included take personal calls from time to time.

    Or since all of America pays our salary we weren't entitled to that?

    Thank you sir.
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  2. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    All of America was paying your salary then, Do you want to subsidize my company while I let guys talk on their phone? Sure one or two guys doesn't add up to much now, but in the long run???[/QUOTE]

    Nobody in my unit went on patrol with a cell phone. Why? Remember the video of Marines pizzing on corpses. Its a distraction when your mind is supposed to be on work. It ends up being a corner cutting race to finish so you can get back to your texting, angry birds, fruit ninjas or whatever. Just because your on windshield time doesn't mean your off the clock.
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  3. newguy123

    newguy123 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Who said anything about while on patrol. You're on duty 24/7 when you're in the military unless you're a weekend warrior. You mean to tell me stateside you never took a call while on duty?

    Come on man nothing wrong with a call once in a while.
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  4. clydebusa

    clydebusa LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Cell phones stay in the truck. Once in the truck who cares.
     
  5. newguy123

    newguy123 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    You can't compare a military patrol with mowing grass or landscaping.

    A phone conversation while on down time between jobs is harmless.
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  6. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    People can't disconnect from their damn phones. A call is not a problem, but it doesn't stop there. Its every time you get in the truck, then you catch somebody around the corner with his. Then somebody wrecks a company truck because they were on the phone. You may not be old enough to remember life went on just fine when phones were all connnected to the wall. Run your business however you want. Most of us are just sharing our practices and reasoning.
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  7. newguy123

    newguy123 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Hey man I'm with ya on that...there needs to be some distinction between occasional use and every free moment. the problem I see is the balance in between. But just like gun use, or anything for that matter, we can't discipline the majority for the few that wreck it for everyone else.
     
  8. GMLC

    GMLC LawnSite Platinum Member
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    We have a no cell phone policy. Except on break and lunch. All phones stay in the truck. Took me long enough to teach the guys to keep working when I have to take a customer call!!
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  9. JimMarshall

    JimMarshall LawnSite Senior Member
    from NW PA
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    This... If you want to make a call while you take a break, between jobs, that's fine.
     
  10. newguy123

    newguy123 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    What about guys who listen to music on their phone???
     

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