So we all have the conversations about how technology has changed our lives, and how we can't live without facebook, words with friends, or quite simply our iPhone as a whole. I know I am definitely in the group that has my phone in my hand most of the time. However, this week I had a first.....I dismissed an employee via text message. I know what you are all thinking!! How wrong!! How could you do that!! Everyone deserves a face to face firing!!. Well in my defense, she asked me if she still had a job via text message, so I figured it was ok to simply say "NO" in the same manner.
That is not the end of the story, for the last few days this ex-employee has proceeded to continually text message my phone with tales of the unfair treatment she has received through me! No, I have not responded, no matter how much I wanted to tell her to be quiet and quit harassing me. So, there is a lesson here. Do not! under any circumstances! allow your employees to have your cell phone number!!!! This person got mine when I called her to say we would be closed during the snow storm! I should of used the land line. So while I am a HUGE fan of my iPhone, facebook, words with friends etc..... There are definitely situations where the old way of life is simply... much easier.