Monday, September 18, 2017

Hello?

Daily Draw: Legend the Arthurian Tarot ~ 8 of Coins/Shields

Do you remember when it was bad news from the boss if you were caught on personal phone calls at work? I don't think I've been anywhere the last year or so and not seen employees doing their phone thing.

I remember the first five or six years of Rob working away from home all week we didn't touch bases because long distance call costs were outside our budget. It was miserable.

I'm reminded by this card our 'on all the time' lifestyle may have dulled our appreciation of the value of keeping in touch with family.

But I still wonder what the boss thinks and how it affects actual production time today.

7 comments:

  1. When my husband was an engineer on a ship we only could write each other. No mobile phones yet. The only chance to use a phone was when he was in the harbor but that was indeed very expensive. He was away for about two or three months in a row. Luckily he found another job onshore when we started missing eachother too much.

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  2. I am with you. Sure in sales you have to be at the ready, still this constant contact - whew wee! Long gone are the days when you returned calls left on the phone recorder. Or even longer back when there were party lines and no voice mail.

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    1. We were both tied to the phone 24/7 the last 10 or 15 years of our working life. When I retired I had voice messaging taken off my phone.
      Now two years later, I've had it put back on, because of the robo-calls. Because they spoof local prefixes there isn't anyway to tell if they are business calls or not

      My message simply says Sharyns, please be brief.
      I hate those long rambling 'I'm away from the phone' messages ;) I know...I'd gripe if I were hung with a new rope!

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    2. I am waiting for that day. "Carolyn, leave a short message." done

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  3. The smartphone is both a blessing and a curse.

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    1. yes indeed. Carolyn's mention of party lines. we had 12 neighbors on the one when I was a kid. Mrs Shriver and Mrs Winteroud talked for hours and hours and hours, might as well not had a phone.

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