There are times when you really need to answer your phone, no matter where you are or what you are doing. If someone in your family is going through an emergency situation, then you want to have your phone on hand. But, people use their phones too much these days. I understand this. I have a problem with this, too. Most of the time, we don’t really need to have our phones on hand. Most of the time we will be okay if we choose to ignore the ringing of our phones. When I was reading a blog post that was featured on the blog of Marc Sparks, I got some of the advice that I needed in regard to using my phone. There are times when I just should not be answering my phone, and the post that I read helped to identify some of those times for me.
There are times when using a phone is unprofessional. There are times when using a phone can make me appear to be someone that I am not – someone who is rude, impolite, and unprofessional. I don’t want to appear to be someone who does not care about others, and I don’t want my obsession with my phone to end up costing me a job. The blog post that I read shared how I should not answer my phone when I am in any kind of a meeting, and I think that this is advice that I should be following. My phone is important to me at times, and I really want to have it on hand, but I need to ignore it when I am in a professional situation and taking part in a meeting.