Does Your Boss/Teacher Let You Use the Apple Watch?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by MICHAELSD, May 19, 2015.

  1. MICHAELSD macrumors 68040

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    Curious to hear what employer policies are on the Apple Watch. Considering a lot of people already wear watches on the job, I could imagine some employers have no issue with non-distracted employees but others may see it as the same as using a smartphone on the clock. I would imagine retail being much more restrictive than an office job, but all the same: have any bosses or teachers asked you to remove the Apple Watch? High school teachers would have a field day with that :cool:.
     
  2. HussRainbow macrumors regular

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    I haven't got mine yet, but my CEO came into my office the other day and said "I've heard you're getting an :apple:WATCH, when you do, can you come and see me, I wanna check it all out and see if i'll buy one. They sound very exciting, so it will be interesting to see yours in person"
     
  3. sammich macrumors 601

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    I work in an office. Your only metric is perceived productivity. If you get your stuff done and don't stuff up, it doesn't really matter what you're doing. We're all big boys. Look busy, or look for a job.
     
  4. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

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    I use it in class all the time. ;) The key is just not let them find out it's an Apple watch. And for the hand full of teachers that recognized it as an Apple Watch you've got to be a little more careful .

    Still do need to use my phone in class though. Simply can't play clash or browse macrumors on the watch :D
     
  5. msb3079 macrumors 6502a

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    I'd say in 2015 we are mostly past these issues. With the exception of employees/students being excessive with it.
     
  6. AlliFlowers Contributor

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    I'm still waiting for my students to get the motivation to cheat. At this rate if any of my kids shows up with an ::apple::Watch, it will be used to browse Instagram, and test grades will drop even further.

    No. Not worried.
     
  7. leeingham macrumors 6502

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    My company has just created a watch app so im being used to test it for the class so to speak lol
     
  8. H3rman macrumors 6502

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    This! I can happily use my phone and reply to texts at my desk. As long as I get my work out on time and at an acceptable standard then no-one really cares if I spend 5-10 minutes on my phone here & there. The watch will be no different.
     
  9. rosario1990 macrumors regular

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    Same happening here. We're gonna to try as a test.
     
  10. bbeagle macrumors 68040

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    It depends what type of job you have. I was upset as a customer of Boston Market where the cashier was obsessed with using his phone - I couldn't get his attention to place an order. Then after he did place the order, even though there was a line, he went right back to his phone.

    I don't think any retailer would be upset if you're using the watch just to look at occasionally. If you're just getting maybe 10 text messages through out the day and reply 'ok' or something - fine. But if you're actively trying to win ebay auctions, or sending 100 text messages at your job, you deserve to be fired.

    I work in a business environment. What you do at your desk is your own choice, as long as the work gets done. At meetings you need to stay focused. At my desk, I can play a game for an hour - no problem. As long as my work gets done on time, the boss is happy. And the boss knows that if I'm goofing off at work, I'll need to take my work home and do it at home, so goofing off is just making more work for myself later, so people don't do it that often except after completing a major project.
     
  11. littlemissGTO macrumors member

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    My boss wants to see mine when it finally arrives. I'm not sure how some of my professors are going to react to it.
     
  12. roddenshaw macrumors 6502

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    It is exam season for me (I'm studying law in London). I have been wearing the watch to my exams, and placing it in a transparent valuable items bag along with my iPhone and wallet. The announced rules did not mention smart watches at first, but after a few days they were included in the instructions as an item that had to be put in the valuables bag (traditional watches are allowed on the desk for time keeping).
     
  13. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    likewise. Makes me really enjoy work :)
     
  14. littlemissGTO macrumors member

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    I suspect something like this will happen when I return to class in the fall. Our professors are really strict about not having cellphones on the desk while you're taking an exam.
     
  15. Bryan Bowler macrumors 68040

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    For me, this is a simple one. I'm my own boss and I approve of the use of my Apple Watch, iPhone, or iPad anytime I want to use it!
     
  16. macduke Suspended

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    It scares me that jobs still exist that micromanage their employees. I consistently get excellent annual reviews—specifically mentioning my speed in completing projects and various tasks—despite the fact that I do mess around during the day. But having those little breaks keeps my mind fresh throughout the day. We have no internet restrictions and I text with my wife quite a bit throughout the day as she runs a daycare and needs some adult interaction lol. It's probably because I'm on the marketing/communications team. We do a lot of random creative work—anything from apps, web and social media to putting on events. We need that kind of environment to thrive and we have a reputation for being organized and getting results. However, you wouldn't know it if you came to one of our parties! We've already had many talks in our group about how wearables might affect our strategies going forward. My boss is glad that I'm ordering one so that I can stay at the forefront of technology. I also get it mostly free through our wellness incentive program if I use it to do healthy things.
     
  17. gsmornot macrumors 68030

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    My boss sits in an office 650 miles west of here so no issues. :D
     
  18. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    A lot of universities and law schools are banning all smartwatches because of the risk of being able to cheat. A few people ruin it for the rest of us.
     
  19. Trozetar macrumors member

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    I work as an Application Engineer for a pretty big global law firm. They just started introducing them into the wild here and so far its pretty awesome. Couple orders for some bigwigs are for Editions....
     
  20. roddenshaw macrumors 6502

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    That makes me happy and sad in equal measure.

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    Are the bans absolute, though? I see the need to ban them during exams, but what about in lectures, classes, etc? Presumably these institutions allow the use of laptops and cellphones?
     
  21. wanderfowl macrumors member

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    I'm a College Instructor, and have had a "Put anything with a screen in your pack, and if I see your electronics during an exam, you get an F" policy. Watches count.

    Nothing really changes too much.
     
  22. Trozetar macrumors member

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    You have no idea. They only got the rose gold because it was expensive and fitted the high powered lawyer image.
     
  23. gmanist1000 macrumors 68030

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    My bosses both ordered one, so it's safe to say they don't care about me using mine :cool:
     
  24. qpid360 macrumors 6502

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    The company VP and CIO dig it, as do the various managers in different departments.
     
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