It is understandable that you may want to use your phone on the job. After all, it is a part of our daily existence. Work, however, is not the place to use your phone, unless explicitly told otherwise by your employer. Most workplaces have rules set in place regarding mobile phones, and whatever the rules are, they should be kept in mind while working.
- There is a time and a place for phones, and work is likely not the place unless you are on your break. When starting a new job, be aware of the rules regarding mobile phones.
- A good rule of thumb is to not use your phone during the time you are working. You are being paid to work, not use your phone. Your boss will appreciate that you are using your time wisely.
- If you are on a lunch break you may use your phone. This is time for you to relax during your shift and prepare for the rest of your shift.
- You may use your phone in cases of emergencies but be sure to alert your employer in this case of exception.
Leaving your boss with a good impression will help you be more successful in your job, and following the rules is part of that. Be knowledgeable about what you can and cannot do in your workplace.
Remember, if you get caught using your phone when you are not supposed to, take responsibility for your actions and simply apologize.