I have had this thought on many occasions since I remember phones when they hung on the wall and you had to stand, or sit, to talk on them.
I have a cell phone but I have had to convince people that I am not attached to that phone.
I do turn it on everyday, when I remember. I do take it with me when I am planning to be out, when I am heading to school, when I think I need it, but I don't carry it into the studio with me.
I have told my family, close friends and students that if you really need me call the land line.
I would be more likely to answer that phone, as long as it does not say, unknown number, then I would to have the cell with me.
I have thought about how much concentration it takes for me to finish the task at hand and I just can't see being interrupted every time something come up on FB, twitter, ( I don't have an account), instagram, ( I don't have this either) or text.
I leave my phone where it can be checked if I am going through the house, at lunch and then again around 4-5 pm.
I think I just figure it can wait for me to quit working, or if I am really needed someone will call.
What do you do with your phone when you are working?
On or off?
Do you answer it if you are working, or do you figure you can call them back or hope they leave a message.
Talk to me.
How do you handle your phone when you are working?