When to Use your Cell Phone
When to Use your Cell Phone:
Most individuals have a cell phone. Using a cell phone is a fast and easy way to get information and talk with the people you care about. Cell phones are great, however, one needs to learn when it is ok to use them and when they should be turned off.
When you are out in public, for example, at the bank, it is not polite to use your cell phone while waiting in line or waiting to speak with a bank official. If you need to make a call, step outside of the bank. This goes for all public places such as restaurants, grocery stores, shopping malls, and post offices.
If you are talking on the phone in public, use an inside voice. Sometimes, when we are speaking with friends or family, we tend to get to loud; remember that others around you do not want to hear your conversation. Keeping your speaking voice low is a great way to ensure that you are not being rude to others.
If you decided to attend school, you will want to make sure your cell phone does not get in the way of your studies. During class, you will want to shut your phone off, or turn it on silent. This will allow yourself and others around you to pay attention and learn.
If you have a job, your employer should have a cell phone policy. Most will tell you your cell phone should not be used for personal use during work times; you should only use them when you are on a break or at lunch. Please check the employee handbook for cell phone policies.
Things to remember the following when making a phone call:
- Begin each conversation by telling the person you are calling who you are.
- If you instigate the call, it is also your responsibility to end the call.
- Don’t breath into the phone.
- If the person you are calling does not pick up, leave a message.
- Don’t go to bed without responding to your voice and text messages.
When to Use Your Cell Phone
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