Q: My boss keeps telling me that I spend too much time on my cell phone during work hours, and if I keep it up she’s going to take it away from me. I have important things to talk to my friends and family about, so I need to keep my cell phone with me at all times. How can I get them to quit calling me so much?
A: Many operations do not allow their employees to carry personal cell phones into the facility unless it is directly needed for their business duties. So, it sounds like you have a real privilege, and you need to work to protect it.
Don’t talk long when you do take their calls.
Tell the person to stop calling you.
Don’t answer the phone. They can leave you a message if it’s important enough.
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