I think I could have wrote this because it's exactly the same as my parents!It's funny (in a bad way). My PARENTS (of all people) seem to be more addicted than me! I'll go to the living room and BOTH of them will be doing something with their phones. My dad will be checking his email. He's even gotten addicted to FB (which I've stopped using over a year ago) and I have to sneak by because he might try to read off 10+ memes that he thinks I will find funny . My mom will be looking at different things (usually something on houses/decorations). Or they'll be playing a game of some sort. Meanwhile the tv will also be on and I come in to say something (sometimes something as simple as asking how's it going? Or Anything good on tv? etc). They'll have been so much into their phones that I have to repeat myself and THEN they'll notice me and I have to repeat it AGAIN! Same thing if I’m watching tv with them. I'll make a comment on what WE are watching. No response... Sure enough, they have their phones out. Huh? Did you say something (or not hear me at all as mentioned above). "Never-mind..." No really! What did you say?? "Nothing..." Since I get tired of repeating myself, I've learned to look over before I ask/tell them something. They'll both be texting their friends (my mom's work and my dad's military buddies). With my mom having to work at home, she has (wants) to text her girl friends to find out what the latest gossip is. Funny, because before she'd have to stay late and finish work. Nope. Turns out she was too busy talking before she got home. However, now she texts them and things don't get done. Point being, I feel everyone's pain.
I work as a receptionist so find it professional to have my phone on silent/ vibrate. I only work 3 days but never bother taking it off silent lol.Cell phone is used for valid work issues so have to have it with me all the time but when I am somewhere as a guest I do keep it on vibrate out of respect. - Sue
I am a quality assurance specialist for a federal client full time and will just say there are many times I don't bother going to issues because of work as I know what takes priority. All I'm going to say on the matter.I work as a receptionist so find it professional to have my phone on silent/ vibrate. I only work 3 days but never bother taking it off silent lol.
Not many people ring me anyway but I get alot of alerts for when I have a message sor email.