Will you actually take off to watch the keynote?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Italianblend, Aug 27, 2014.

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Will you actually sacrifice work time to see the keynote?

  1. Yes, apple keynotes are a good reason to miss work.

    78 vote(s)
    32.6%
  2. No way

    93 vote(s)
    38.9%
  3. Thinking bout it (undecided)

    18 vote(s)
    7.5%
  4. Other (or: this poll is horrible)

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    20.9%
  1. Italianblend macrumors 68000

    Italianblend

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    #1
    I guess if that's your thing, but I was surprised to read that some people actually take off of work just to see an apple keynote. You can easily watch it whenever you want and it certainly doesn't warrant a dire need to take off. But who am I to judge you?
     
  2. SpyderBite macrumors 65816

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    It's a twice a year thing. Not that big a deal if one has vacation/personal days stored up. Less of an issue for those that get salary.
     
  3. AreYouIn? macrumors 6502a

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    I will be. I am able to flex my schedule. I already have to work on Saturday that week with a Thursday comp day. I will be "flexing" to have Tuesday off instead. No work will actually be missed.
     
  4. cebseb macrumors regular

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    If I have a chance to attend it, then yes. Aside from that, not a big deal for me.
     
  5. SHirsch999 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm guessing you don't have a family. If you do, you need to reassess your priorities. My wife would be kinda pissed if I used a personal day to watch something as trivial as a tech product announcement, regardless of what it is.
     
  6. markyr17 macrumors 65816

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    I'll definitely be home :-D being self employed has its perks!!
     
  7. SpyderBite macrumors 65816

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    I didn't say everybody. And I wasn't speaking for myself. I'm retired so every day can be announcement day for all I care.

    I believe the OP's point was directed to those who do take the day off. Not those who can't take the day off.
     
  8. saving107 macrumors 603

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    Tuesdays I usually work 2-11p but just in case I requested that I not be scheduled before 2pm, my request was approved.
     
  9. Slicktype macrumors 6502

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    I'll be streaming it on my phone during work. Taking a personal day for a tech event is comical to me.
     
  10. NDefer macrumors member

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    My work will have it on the projector in our lounge.

    Should be beauty,
     
  11. BlueGoldAce macrumors 68000

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    Well... I am most likely taking off... But not just for that. Honestly I could watch it at work.

    I may take off because destiny is being released. Just a plus that the keynote is that day as well.
     
  12. 1080p macrumors 68020

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    I am starting a new job that week, so I can't take off for it. But... I will watch it when I get home and I'll be available to pre-order it that Thursday night / Friday Morning.
     
  13. willmtaylor Suspended

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    Watching at work. Should've been a poll option.
     
  14. Blueline29 macrumors 68020

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    Other: I work from home, so no need to take off work.
     
  15. stuffradio macrumors 65816

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    I work from home, so I can listen/watch while I work.
     
  16. joeblow7777 macrumors 601

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    Seriously?! I think it's crazy enough that people take time off work to wait in line to get the latest devices, but taking time off just to watch the announcement even though the details will be on every tech site within minutes??

    I don't want to question people's priorities but...
     
  17. jlake02 macrumors 68020

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    #17
    I work at home. Work on 1 monitor, keynote on the other ;)



    :apple:
     
  18. veedubshafer macrumors 6502

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    LOL yes in fact I will be wearing my Apple iThong while sipping Apple juice from a wine glass as the keynote is streaming. This is iHeaven to me. iCan't wait!
     
  19. ReanimationN macrumors 6502a

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    I'll be watching a replay of it on the bus on the way to work.
     
  20. BJMRamage macrumors 68020

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    take off, no.

    stay up-to-date via live-blogs and streaming (if available) on the second monitor, sure!
     
  21. SherlockLogic macrumors newbie

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  22. Gathomblipoob macrumors 68040

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    Yes. Got the day off approved for "personal geekery." Now if I could only get the 12th off; if preorders happen then, I told my boss I'm not going to be worth a crap that day.
     
  23. EM2013 macrumors 65816

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    Wait, where do you guys stream the keynote? I remember last year they didn't stream the 5S keynote, or am I missing something?
     
  24. duaneu macrumors 6502a

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    It doesn't take all day...a couple of hours on a Tuesday morning is no big deal.
     
  25. mojito macrumors member

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    Not to be a downer, but I think it's a little much to take off work for something like this. Nothing earth-shattering will be announced or debuted, just updates and more functionality. It's not like they have re-invented the wheel or discovered the Higgs Boson... they're updating stuff that already exists. I don't buy into the hype personally.
     

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