So I'm sitting in the tiny 'back room' of the pharmacy eating lunch, surrounded by other employees' purses, backpacks, etc. and several times while I'm sitting there people's cell phones are going off. They can't hear them, so they ring multiple times and go unanswered.
Putting aside the question of why people will call other people's cell phones when they KNOW they are at WORK (??), I at least give these employees credit for leaving their cell phones in the 'back.' That's where I leave mine, and once in a while I might go back and check it, but it stays there.
I've got to believe most pharmacy workplaces have strict policies on cell phones, don't they? Mine apparently does not. Some of our managers are really lax about it, and I'm seeing more and more people working while carrying their cell phone in a pocket or (more often) just leaving it on the counter. Granted, it's generally out of view of the customers, but when I ask somebody a question and realize they are not answering me because they are deep in text-messaging concentration, I do a slow burn. Never mind talking on the damn thing in the middle of the pharmacy.
Is this a problem for anyone else or do I just work in an incredibly lax place? I'm debating whether to ask "upper" management to tighten things up a little and make it a rule that cell phones stay out of the general work area. They'll definitely do it, because they probably don't realize it's going on....but then again I'll be the bad guy if someone finds out.