Friday, February 1, 2013

Download this!

What I'm wondering is this.
Will the invention and market saturation of the smart phone be the demise of work quality and quantity in the U.S. work force? Will the fact that so many people feel the smart phone is an extension of themselves, affect the bottom line of all businesses?

Give me a minute.
Right this moment, as I type this post, 50% of the crew on this boat is staring into their iPhone. The problem is, it's not the 50% who are off watch.

Before we became so smart and had all the answers at our fingertips just a Google app away, workers who found they had some idle time during their shift, would kill time by "finding" something work related to do to pass the time, which was a plus for the employer. Correct me if I'm wrong, but today when a worker finds himself with some idle time during his work day, his phone appears from nowhere with the ease of  Zorro drawing his sword.

Texting,surfing,emailing and Facebooking take up an extraordinary amount of time, that should be spent working.

I would think the cumulative affect of a workers shrinking attention span, must have a negative impact on the bottom line of a particular employer and that can't be good in the long run.

I don't know, maybe someone said the same thing when the rotary phone became popular.
Disclaimer: The writings above could or could not be fiction.


SueAnn Lommler said...

If fiction...sure is real sounding!! Ha

Joey said...

I can't do it during work but I have to confess, I use my iphone far too much. It's a sickness - trust me. Now we are all sicker than we used to be. I am truly trying to get well. So hardddddd.

Joey said...

PS - I've left my phone home by mistake twice this month. That's a sign of healing, right?!!! ;)

Formerly known as Frau said...

At my new job no personal phones aloud there isn't even the internet on my computer. I have to say it would make my job easier if there was the internet I could be a tad more efficient but if it's not broke don't fix it. But at lunch time all phones come out and barely any talking happens. Have a great weekend!

Marilyn said...

I see this everywhere I go.
Can we not connect with a conversation or a step forward to help another? But eyes are down these days looking at a screen. Is it ok to interrupt and say "how is your day?"

Jerral Miles said...

I haven't been in classrooms since the smart phone invasion began, but I'm guessing there is a huge problem there. As soon as we get this gun problem solved, let's agree to work out a way to control the smart phone before it destroys us.

beth said...

guilty as charged ?

but not nearly as bad as my husband !!!

Karen said...

I am addicted to my phone also.

My daughter works at a bank, and they do not allow cell phones to be "readily available" at the work station. Not a bad idea.