Thursday, August 24, 2006

Black and Blue Berry

No, I didn't copy the link. In fact, I didn't even go read the article, but the headline on Yahoo this morning stunned me silly. Workers contemplating sueing their bosses because they've become addicted to their Blackberries. It seems that because they are 'forced' to carry these little contraptions around 24/7 in order to be 'connected' at all times to their jobs, these poor slobs are now addicted to their computer aides.

Ahem... well, I don't need a Blackberry. I don't even need my job which does keep me glued to this electronic contraption pretty darned close to 24/7 in order to consider myself completely addicted to the technology that allows us such constant access to each other.

I do find it quite funny (in a very sad way) that our society is so 'sue-happy' that we can come up with something like this to sue over.

I doubt that any person capable of becoming addicted to that little pocketbook connection really needed their bosses goading to do it in the first place. Just look at all the folks with cell-phones permanently pasted to the sides of their heads...

People, we don't need an excuse, and quit trying to tie up the legal system in order to pocket some spare change just because the Internet is fun!

4 comments:

Bernita said...

Slaves to the machine?
~sigh~
It's always someone else's fault , isn't it?

EA Monroe said...

I caught this report on the tube when I was zooming through the livingroom last night. I thought, "Good Grief!"

Will Belegon said...

Like Bernita said...

because so many are so willing to push responsibility towards others, it is all the more important that those of us who are willing to accept our own power to be self-determinant do so.

MissWrite said...

It is crazy. Isn't it?