Let’s face it: As a society, we love us some phones. Unfortunately, in the employment universe, sometimes cell phones are nothing but a distraction. In this section, we tell you how to succeed at your job, minus your phone.
Your job and your phone
Let’s face it: As a society, we love us some phones. Whether we’re texting like we’re on fire or posting interesting snaps, mobiles have become a lifeline to the outside world.
Unfortunately, in the employment universe, sometimes cell phones are nothing but a distraction. So for many employers, that beloved iPhone or Droid belongs anywhere – except on the job.
If reading the paragraph above makes you break out in a cold sweat, it’s time to tackle your mobile dependence. Here are some ways to manage a job without texting:
- Keep your phone with you, but shut it off
- Practice being without your phone outside of work
- Give out your work number for use in emergencies
- Set up an autoresponder for any text messages you receive
- Only use your mobile during breaks or lunch
- Ask your friends and family not to text you during work
- Log out and close all your social media apps
While many employers understand the importance of mobile phones, few customers like a distracted, texting employee. Get ahead of the game, use the tips listed above, and the smartphone tips listed here, and expect that while you’re on the clock, your mobile won’t be with you.
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