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Old 03-21-2008, 03:32 PM
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Big brother at work has decided to turn me into a "Dot". Nextel gps tracking. I am an outside salesman, I work all hours and have no set schedule except mon-fri ,( I do produce results, not a slacker) but I still don't want them to "see me " out on the lake on a nice afternoon if I so choose. It is a company phone account so I can't change anything with that. Is there a way to disable the gps on the phone so Nextel cant overide it? Or an old phone that I could buy that doesn't have this capabilty?
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yea forward all your calls to a new cell phone but than tape the old one to a stray cat an turn it loose in the city.
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Reading your post it said "Set schedule Mon-Fri. If you are paid to be selling during the "set" time and on the Lake instead with out calling off then.............................
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BILL, BILL ,BILL Good Luck buddy! Let me know when your on Lake Norman
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I am expected to be available mon-fri, 7-5 same as the office is open. I work more than the 50 hrs a week the office is open, I just may do it nights and weekends as well as m-f. Commision sales by the way--- no sales-- no pay . Was on the phone last night at 8;30 with a customer then this am at 6;30, the office isn't open then but I am always available. It just seems ****ty, I produce $$, and I don't need some corporate nosy bastard knowing where I am. Part of my compensation is the phone for personal use which means night and weekends Big Brother with no life may be watching and its none of his business. So I really don't see myself as robbing the company of anything if I choose to take a couple hours off, with the phone on by the way.
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Hey Dave, You still have the Sonic? hope all is well, anything still going on with that Fla move?
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yea forward all your calls to a new cell phone but than tape the old one to a stray cat an turn it loose in the city.
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I am expected to be available mon-fri, 7-5 same as the office is open. I work more than the 50 hrs a week the office is open, I just may do it nights and weekends as well as m-f. Commision sales by the way--- no sales-- no pay . Was on the phone last night at 8;30 with a customer then this am at 6;30, the office isn't open then but I am always available. It just seems ****ty, I produce $$, and I don't need some corporate nosy bastard knowing where I am. Part of my compensation is the phone for personal use which means night and weekends Big Brother with no life may be watching and its none of his business. So I really don't see myself as robbing the company of anything if I choose to take a couple hours off, with the phone on by the way.
Too bad you can't convey this to "big Brother" I now understand and in no way would insinuate wrong doing especially with the no sales no pay deal.

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Big brother at work has decided to turn me into a "Dot". Nextel gps tracking. I am an outside salesman, I work all hours and have no set schedule except mon-fri ,( I do produce results, not a slacker) but I still don't want them to "see me " out on the lake on a nice afternoon if I so choose. It is a company phone account so I can't change anything with that. Is there a way to disable the gps on the phone so Nextel cant overide it? Or an old phone that I could buy that doesn't have this capabilty?
Thanks for any help,
Bill
We looked at doing that with our people especially the Service and Installation Tech's but decided we didn't really need to know where they were just where our vehicles were during the day and at night.

With the Nextel phones you can turn off the "GPS" but it wouldn't take too long before they knew about it and then your in the same spot.

Even if you turn the "GPS" off there are programs that can force it on over the internet if it's been shut off. The forwarding idea would work but Nextel charges a premium to forward to another phone and they would probably see that on the billing cycle.

Now I can't give you any advise on how to cut work on a nice day but with my people, especially the salesmen I don't care what there doing as long as they produce and take care of business at hand.

We ended up getting "GPS" for the trucks and it has already paid for itself in a few short months. Most of the time we our our "dots" to check maintenance items on the vehicles and to monitor excessive speed. Having multiple rolling billboards that are speeding through traffic kind of defeats the advantage of putting your name on them...

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