I don't use it at dinner or when in a restaurant. Turn it off in movies or concerts or plays. Don't use it in the car except to take calls using the bluetooth headset. Also normally keep it on vibrate when out in public, no one needs to know if I am getting a call or since I don't like those annoying rings on other people's phones, they shouldn't have to deal with mine.
Was in the middle of a sales presentation that tooks months to put together and the company CEO (the main target) spent the whole time blackberrying. We requested (and actually received) a do over. The CEO did apologgize afterwards...he said he was distracked by a company crisis.
I work for an organization where all the higher ups are issued 8700 blackberry's. They always wear them in their hip and when they are giving speeches or have engagements they always go off infront of everyone. They then always and I mean always will stop talking for a second and check the e-mail like it's going to be super important. Me having a blackberry I know half they e-mail they get is totally worthless junk mail! Just set it to vibrate in the holster please.... my command needs that class.
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Hey, I am a respectful person and that spiils over to my BB use. On the other hand, I live in a free country and believe everyone has the right to express themselves. Whether it is on th BB or face-to-face we all sometimes run into a rude #&%#@()$)
I would have to say at restaurants is annoying as well as driving. Come on don't text while driving....common sense. I do have a friend that answered her bb while having sex. I guess she was bored....poor guy.
rules were made to be broken but you can go to far with your use. Use common sense don't berry at a funeral, dont berry at YOUR wedding or someone elses unless somethig really good happened and you have to tell the world, if that happens make sure im included.
Nothing worse that interupting a conversation to answer your phone... can anything be that important? I see users at meetings answering their Blackberries during meetings while someone is talking. Rude, rude, rude...
I really only want regular phone etiquette to apply to blackberry's.
No phone usage in restaurants
No phone usage in meetings, movies, libraries or any other quiet place
No BB usage while you're driving in front of, beside, or coming towards me
Turn the ringer off when appropriate
Put it down when you are next in line for anything!!!
1. Look at the person in front of you more than the BlackBerry, and pretend to be interested
2. Don't let on to others what that sound is every time you get a new email (Oh. There's a sound coming from my pocket/purse/jacket?? Not mine. I wouldn't be that rude).
3. Don't text from toilet bowls
4. If you work in a non-business environment, don't let your boss know that you have free access to the Internet all day.
1. Do NOT use while driving!
2. Do not use when eating at the dinner table or at a restaurant.
3. Do not use on a date.
4. Put on quiet or vibrate while in church, weddings, funeral, etc.
5. Do not use while having a conversation with another person.
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