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    Default Employee Home Telephone Policy

    Our department has been asked to look at our employee home telephone policy. Currently our policy states that each employee is required ot have an installed landline telephone at their residence. With technology and cost differences in cellular phones, there are many who wish to go to a cell phone only.

    What are your policies at your department?
    What positives/negatives did your department determine between landline phones and cell phones?

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    Plus you also have the Broadband Phone services like Vonage.........

    I don't really understand what the big deal is, as long as you have some sort of phone........
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    In the company I work for, you are required to provide a contact number where you can be reached. It does not specify that it must be a landline telephone. I suppose cell phones and even pagers would be acceptable, as long as you can (most of the time) be reached.
    Chief Dwayne LeBlanc
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    Upon being Hired we are issued an alpha-numeric pager. As Career Members of the Company we are required to keep these pagers on and with in ear shot even while off duty in cases of call backs or any working incident above a 2nd alarm. Works pretty well

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    If my town adopted a policy requiring employees to have a telephone, the union would file a grievance demanding that the town pay the monthly bill.
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    We have no requirement for a home phone. We're issued alpha numeric pagers. Pt. info can come across.

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    We are also issued alpha numeric pagers, so if the s*** hits the fan at the plant, the dispatcher can issue a group page for additional assistance from off-duty personnel. If you get a "9999" page, it means don't call, don't ask, just get your butt out here, pronto

    I know that some of the plant operators give their home telephone numbers, but only so they can check Caller I.D.....some won't answer if the plant's calling....
    Chief Dwayne LeBlanc
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    "I have a dream. It's not a big dream, it's just a little dream. My dream and I hope you don't find this too crazy is that I would like the people of this community to feel that if, God forbid, there were a fire, calling the fire department would actually be a wise thing to do. You can't have people, if their houses are burning down, saying, 'Whatever you do, don't call the fire department!' That would be bad."
    C.D. Bales, "Roxanne"

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