Sunday, December 10, 2006

All Bosses Read This

  • A 71-year-old Arlington Heights woman will get $4.1 million because a van driver last year ran a red light and crashed into her while he was looking down at his BlackBerry, attorneys said Friday.

    Don Svec, an employee of Berry Electric Contracting Co., was lost and using his BlackBerry's navigation device to try to find his destination, it emerged during interviews leading up to the trial in the case, said Tim Cavanagh, attorney for Dorothy Barnes, who was badly hurt in the crash.

Every time we see bosses walking around, they have their noses buried in these BlackBerry things. They go off constantly notifying them of aggravated batteries (even the ones not in their districts), e-mail, AdMin Faxes and probably stock prices and interest rate fluctuations. And since these things are still so new, EVERYONE uses them for the tiniest little thing. It's amazing no one has been in an accident yet with them - unless we haven't heard about it.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

not to worry-most if not all exempts with blackberries have drivers another great (mis)use of manpwer

12/10/2006 02:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let me tell you a few things about the blackberries, aka "electronic leashes".
1. The annointed few in Operations Command need some training on what stuff to send when to whom. Do you think I really care about a fatal non-hit-and-run-not-in-the-level-2-DOC?
2. I've seen bosses in private gyms not be able to get through a 30-minute workout without having to stop to see why the damn thing is going off YET AGAIN. (Just ask Commander N.R.)
3. My personal favorite is when the thing goes off with a message that reads "Just checking the system...have an enjoyable evening. Velvet" WTF?!?!
4. Another favorite.."M/1 shot in the foot in 006. Awaiting further details from the paper car." Again, who really cares if it didn't happen in your district? The wound is OBVIOUSLY NON-FATAL. Wait until you get your s*it together before sending out the message. Multiple messages about stuff like this is nothing but annonying.
5. Contrary to what seems to be the common thought among the rank-and-file, the bosses HATE the damn thing. Just ask 'em.
6. Lastly, if the BB's were used for their intended be able to get information back and forth quickly during serious situations..everyone would be happier.

12/10/2006 08:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yes.. they have drivers, some hot little blonde with three years on
and they still end up driving because the little girl can't reach the peddles

12/10/2006 03:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Blackberrys? You mean "CrackBerrys"? Don't be surprised when you teenager asks you for one once they discover this unique, versatile, and addictive item. I don't have one, I'm still using the "Tin-Can, Fishing Twine" method to communicate. However, I do know a few execs (Private Sector) that treat this thing like their evil twin stuck to their hip!

12/10/2006 04:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A conversation with a Boss in HQ can't last more than 10 seconds before he draws the blackberry, looks, and fires back a message. He say's "i'm sorry" then another message grabs him,he turns to walk away and you say "I pissed on your desk!" and he says "ok" as he walks down the hall.hehehe. What have we become?

12/10/2006 08:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All of this bullshit will stop once Cline is gone. No other supe ever insisted on dicks being sent out on EVERY shooting, no matter how minor and then notifying every single boss in the department that Pooky just got shot in the foot. What nonsense.

12/11/2006 01:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, and you can bet if a boss crashes into someone or something while playing with his/her toy, it won't be ruled "preventable."

12/11/2006 03:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dicks sent out on all shootings? What the hell, one upon a time Dicks were sent out on EVERY gun recovered. Learn before you speak!

12/11/2006 10:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dicks sent out on all shootings? What the hell, one upon a time Dicks were sent out on EVERY gun recovered. Learn before you speak!

12/11/2006 10:30:42 PM

I was there for that, too, asshole. You're not telling me anything I don't know. And guess whose idea that was?

12/12/2006 02:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why does being smarter than you make me an asshole, dipshit?

12/17/2006 08:23:00 PM  

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