Now, this isn’t going to be your usual list of rules. At this point, we all know them right? Actually what I am curious about which rules are you OK with breaking and why. So – to the polls!
What prompted this is a regular meeting we have where one person ALWAYS has their phone, does NOT have children, and ALWAYS has it in his/her hand, and rather obviously looks at it or responds to a text in every single meeting no matter how short.
The only time I ever carried my phone with me to a meeting at work was when I was expecting a text from my school aged child about where he was going after school and if he needed a ride somewhere. I knew that text would come mid-way through the meeting and I had planned ahead to be able to discreetly handle the situation. I am quite sure the only person who knew I had my phone was the person seated next to me because I kept it on my lap the whole time, then put it away entirely once the messages were exchanged.
So, I am curious – am I just SUPER conscious about cell phone etiquette in meetings? Or is this person regularly crossing a line that most people just would not cross?