Are you sick of all of the advertisements, admonitions, etc. about texting and driving?
Good! Maybe you should stop texting and driving then.
“But that could be my spouse on the phone, or my recruiter providing feedback on my latest interview!” you might protest.
Those could be your famous last words, unfortunately.
You have the privilege of operating a vehicle that at least weighs a ton or more…and you’re going to endanger yourself and others by worrying about what’s on a the screen of a phone that doesn’t even weigh 5 ounces?
These days, if you hurt yourself or kill someone while texting and driving, not only will you face fines and possible jail time, but don’t expect any sympathy for what you’ve done. In the eyes of many, texting and driving is just as bad as drinking and driving, if not worse.
I’m proud to work for a company that recognizes how awful texting and driving is. The Global Edge Consultants lays out very clearly in its employee handbook that texting while driving (or using any handheld device while on the road) is prohibited.
If someone needs to use the phone on the road, it’s safest for them to just pull over to the side of the road and handle their business there. Many clients and candidates understand that their call may go unanswered for a while because an employee is in transit and can’t talk on the phone at that moment.
Nothing is worth risking your life, or the life of someone else by engaging in texting and driving. IT CAN WAIT!
Elizabeth ChapmanMarketing/IT Assistant
The Global Edge Consultants