How do you feel about using your personal phone to access work emails, messages, etc if your company doesn’t offer to pay for the bill or offer a work phone?

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I think it’s a security risk for the company even if they don’t realize it. That’s similar, but not to the same degree, to asking an individual to bring their personal laptop to use at work.

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You get what you pay for.
If you don't pay for my phone, you don't get responses or dial-ins outside 9-5, and not during lunch, break, or doctor appointments. Feel free to move that morning status meeting to later too, since I need to drop off the kid in the morning.

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Strong dislike. I don’t trust my company not to spy or even accidentally bungle something. Unfortunately I wasn’t given an option

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How would they do that?

I have Okta, Slack, my corporate Gmail/Workspace, Zoom, and Box on my phone for work. My company can't do anything to my phone with those...

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I recently removed all work related things off of my personal cell. If the company ain’t paying, I don’t have to oblige

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I don’t mind, if it makes my life easier. But I don’t look at Slack or my email outside of work hours.

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THIS - I was literally going to write the same thing.

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I’m fine with it, but that’s MY choice. It’s not a requirement. I prefer to have more mobility in my life, and to be accessible at all times. I then choose when I respond based on working hours. It’s honestly just a way for me to manage my work anxiety. I need to be able to have quick access to quell any lingering doubts about missing something.

My previous company didn’t compensate at all. My new company provides a monthly stipend for our cell phone bill, so I’m more than okay with using it for work.

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We have a chat dev sec ops bot that also chats through slack. If I had slack on my phone then I'll technically never have an excuse not to respond to emergencies outside of typical hours.

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We use Teams at my job. I have it on my phone, but not my emails, and that’s just because I personally want to, in case I have to step away for a little bit or something and something urgent comes up. But I don’t just sit around after hours checking my Teams messages.

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If this is expected then I think that your company should reimburse you a set monthly amount; otherwise, only reachable via work laptop.

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Worked at a company that didn't reimburse for phone plans. Their stance was "You don't have to use your phone, but you need to be reachable after hours for emergencies and on-call. I had a great rapport with our CTO so I replied "Fair enough. So I don't need to be in front of my computer during the day, as long as I'm reachable right?". He laughed, we had an awesome conversation about work/life balance and the need for delineation, and he tasked me with writing more concise policies for on-call, response time expectations, and mobile phone use.

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🚩🚩🚩 It means you'd be accessible to them at all times (even outside working hours). And you technically have no excuse bc everyone carries their personal phone everywhere.

Highly dependent on company culture, though.

We have an option of getting a phone from the company or getting a partial reimbursement every month. I take the reimbursement as I don't like carrying two phones. And being on salary I do work outside 8-5pm sometimes depending on the project. (Rebooting an Active Directory server during work hours is a BAD idea.)

My work gave me a second hand phone and work mobile. Pretty much half broken since day I got it. Don’t use it. But thankfully I don’t need to answer calls to mobile. I use landline. I don’t think it benefits using personal devices for work. Can get messy. Don’t be like me and work for a company that won’t pay for proper working devices

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