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I don't understand how some people just refuse to get it.
Just because my cell phone rings does not mean I am obligated to check it. I am not going to stop what I am doing for someone else’s convenience.
“Banning guns is like banning forks in an attempt to stop making people fat.” - Vince Vaughn
Must be a Duval thing...
The ringer on my cell phone is always turned to "off." My phone will only vibrate on an incoming call. My watch is tethered to my phone, so when a call comes in, I can glance at my watch and decide if I want to answer it.
Any number I do not recognize (i.e., have in my address book) is automatically ignored and sent to voicemail limbo.
I have no problem with problem callers.
Don't believe everything you think.
NRA Benefactor/Patriot Member
|Drill Here, Drill Now|
Houston is the western hub of the oil & gas industry. When I was in Alaska, there was 3 hours time difference from Houston. People who knew I was in Alaska would call my cell phone when they got to work knowing full well it was 3:30 to 5:00 AM.
That is when I discovered the Do Not Disturb setting on my phone where it doesn't ring or vibrate for calls or texts between the hours of my choosing (e.g. 11 PM and 7 AM). You can add people to favorites that will still ring/vibrate (e.g. someone who would only call for a real emergency) and you can enable a twice in a row setting so that it'll ring/vibrate if they call twice in a row.
Ego is the anesthesia that deadens the pain of stupidity
DISCLAIMER: These are the author's own personal views and do not represent the views of the author's employer.
How about the people who text you at 6:30 AM because they figure if they're up, you must be too.
I speak jive.
I've long made it clear that (a) you're welcome to call or text or email 24/7, and (b) my phone is for my convenience, not anyone else. I'm not a rat who performs a task when the bell dings, and if I'm busy or asleep I'll get back to you when it's convenient for me.
An obligation to answer 24/7 will cost them, significantly.
I finally acquired a phone a few moths ago, and it astounds me how people will send a text and then wonder why I don't reply immediately.
Um, because I have a life and am not constantly checking for messages?
It also astounds me how many people will keep their phones right next to them at all times and drop whatever else they are doing every time they get a notification sound.
SIGforum's triple minority
"It can't rain all the time." - Eric Draven
My CPA office is in the daylight basement of my 3 story townhome. My cellphone rests beside my desk & I refuse to carry it around the home. I do not text as I must keep printable records of all client contacts. No matter how many time I explain all this to clients, they think I must answer the text/phone at 9pm on Sunday.
If you can't dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with bullshit!
Sigs Owned - A Bunch
My iPhone kicks into Do Not Disturb at 18:00 until 06:00. I have a special group configured that is allowed to break through the Do Not Disturb. Currently only my wife and a close friend are in that group, and they each have a special ringtone that gets my attention.
all your sig are belong to us
Do not disturb is on 24/7. The phone works for me not the other way around.
The butcher with the sharpest knife has the warmest heart.
|Void Where Prohibited|
My phone is powered off most of the day. It's not my master; I turn it on when I need it.
"If Gun Control worked, Chicago would look like Mayberry, not Thunderdome" - Cam Edwards
|Almost as Fast as a Speeding Bullet|
I have had to explain several times that "Instant Message" does not mean "Instant Reply".
Aeronautics confers beauty and grandeur, combining art and science for those who devote themselves to it. . . . The aeronaut, free in space, sailing in the infinite, loses himself in the immense undulations of nature. He climbs, he rises, he soars, he reigns, he hurtles the proud vault of the azure sky. — Georges Besançon
|Needs a bigger boat|
Unfortunately I am on call 24/7 so I do answer work calls at all hours.
The good news is I get paid 1 hour overtime rate 7 days a week for being available, whether work calls me or not.
MOO means NO! Be the comet!
Yup, Do Not Disturb 1800-0600, sometimes more. I can look at the screen if I want to catch up. I usually don't.
|The Unmanned Writer|
My wife would challenge the OP and bre are both using their phones wrong.
My wife is the one to ask, at 9pm, "who's that?" when my phone chirps with a text or phone call. She gives me the stink eye when I reply "don't know, I'm not a slave to my phone."
Sentiment without action is the ruin of the soul.
Help, I'm having premonitions of future flashbacks.
Only in an insane world are the sane considered insane.
Some people listen to the noise of the world,
And some people listen to the quiet.
A colleague of mine walks into the office one morning bitching because our VP called him at 2am.
I asked him for his phone and turned on ‘Do Not Disturb’. “Problem solved” I told him.
I wanted to ask him why he answered the phone for our VP at 2am.
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“It is amazing how many people think that they can answer an argument by attributing bad motives to those who disagree with them. Using this kind of reasoning, you can believe or not believe anything about anything, without having to bother to deal with facts or logic.” ― Thomas Sowell
I have to keep my phone on 24/7 for emergencies. I've got 24 guys under me at work and I had to posts signs all over the place telling them to stop calling my cell phone when they call in sick!! Call the office phone instead and leave a voice mail (which get's emailed to me anyway).
Work starts at 8AM and these dumb M'er F'ers are calling waking me up at 5AM and earlier to tell me they're not coming in.
Sliced bread, the greatest thing since the 1911.
|Lost in the Woods|
I’m in the forestry business. You can back that up by two hours. Reason why I keep my ringer off.
|Chilihead and Barbeque Aficionado|
Do Not Disturb is your friend
2nd Amendment Defender - NRA member
The Second Amendment is not about hunting or sport shooting.
When I go to bed (shift work), my ringer is shut off, my phone is placed screen down on my night stand (so I can't see it light up if someone did call or text, or see the blinking notification light) and it is plugged into charge. My wife gets mad at me, says what would happen if I get in an accident and end up in the Hospital, I told her that she would be in good hands and that I would get the message when I woke up...
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