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Cell Phones..PDA's...Netbooks ect..

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by Rainman7, Feb 17, 2012.

  1. Rainman7

    Rainman7 LawnSite Senior Member
    from NY
    Posts: 288

    Ok, how many of you guys supply your employees with cell phones. I know it is a necessity for the hindsight type companies but how about the guys that still keep in touch by calling or texting.

    Im thinking that everyone has a cell phone now and I should not have to pay for their phone. I was thinking about paying for them to get a good phone protector and being done with it.

    After all...i'm getting tired of showing up on a job because I couldn't reach them just to see that their on their personal phone anyway and left mine in the truck:confused:
  2. Sprinkus

    Sprinkus LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,108

    Pay for their phone and then deduct the time they spend on personal calls during work hours from their salary. :dizzy:
  3. SoCalLandscapeMgmt

    SoCalLandscapeMgmt LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,829

    Depending on what state you are in I don't think that you can require them to furnish their own phone. If it is something that is required for the job you have to provide it for them. It sounds like your situation is more of a problem that is related to lack of or poor enforcement of a company policy regarding personal and company cell phone use. My guys know that I expect them to answer the phone when myself or one of our supervisors calls them. They are all really good about calling back quickly if they miss a call. They also know that if their supervisor shows up and they are making a personal call and it's not during one of their breaks or lunch break that they are going to get written up for it. I have literally fired people for excessive perosnal cell phone use.
  4. greenmonster304

    greenmonster304 LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,097

  5. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,436

    we used nextel and relied on ptt for company communication, allowed 250 mins, non-network talk for business and personal (gonna be late little darlin) the service shut calls off after that but still enabled ptt.

    grunts and blabbermouths were issued radios, (still have mine:laugh:)

    right now i cut mine off at 500 mins non-network, still use my nextel as a radio and marine band for mountain and site work.

    in the old days you carried a jug for spare change and used that for telephone calls.........go figure :rolleyes: i'm not that old dan
  6. SoCalLandscapeMgmt

    SoCalLandscapeMgmt LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,829

    Yep.... I remember the days of the pager and the pocketful of quarters. I remember the big breakthrough when PageNet started offering "pagemail" which was essentially voicemail. We had Nextel for several years after we ditched the pagers till those bastards at Sprint bought them and destroyed the company.
  7. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 18,308

    Here is dad illustrating his new talking contraption to me back in the day.

  8. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,976

    My hair has not been that short in fifty years. :)
  9. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,436

    he did say it was the OLD DAYS boss! :rolleyes:
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