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Separate Work and Personal Phones

Do You Keep Work and Personal Phones Separate?

I don't love to carry around a lot of extra stuff in my bags, so on weekends, I typically ditch my work BlackBerry at home, and take just my personal on the go with me. I actually made a point when I first started at my company to keep my personal BlackBerry as a separate entity. I know co-workers and friends who would totally disagree, but having separate devices actually helps to create a little distance between me and the office when I don't need to be in touch. Still, I know so many friends and family members who are too afraid to risk missing something from work, even when they're technically not on the job, and rely on their phones, BlackBerry, you name it to stay synced up. What about you — do you carry one device for work and play or keep it separate?

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Gdeeaz Gdeeaz 6 years
I don't have a separate phone. One of the owners at the company I work for used to carry three phones. His personal phone, and two work phones. One was for customers, contractors, etc. the second was for the guys who worked at the job sites. He was on the phone pretty much all day and even on weekends. One day he just decided to use one phone and no longer takes work calls on weekends.
insanitypepper insanitypepper 6 years
I don't have a phone for work, but I do have a separate business number that rings through to my personal phone.
RosaDilia RosaDilia 6 years
I dont' have a work phone but a few of my friends do and most of them don't carry them after work hours or weekends. In the beginning they used to constantly check their work phones and quite honestly it was very annoying.
skigurl skigurl 6 years
When I got my Blackberry for work, I was tempted to ditch my personal cell phone to save money, but I kept it to seperate myself, and if I go out out, like a party, a date etc. I leave it at home, especially if it was over the weekend, but I have trouble totally disconnecting on weeknights. I appreciate the management here who turn it off at 5pm and that's IT though, and I think in the long run that's smart.
amber512 amber512 6 years
I don't have a work cell phone, but my husband does and he leaves it at home when we go out. Then again, we don't go out that often!
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