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Why You Should Stop Being A Slave To Your Phone’s Alarms

After getting a few alarm phone calls from work, it became very obvious to me that one of the most important aspects of life today is how and where you use technology. Whether you are a worker, student, parent or family member, I strongly recommend you consider cutting down on the number of alarms you set.

If I had not been worried about losing my job due to a medical condition, I’d be very likely in the hospital by now. Not to worry, that wasn’t a big deal, my work situation was stable but I had been sick all week. This is not a problem that I can easily deal with. Today’s alarms are distracting me from the important things in life. I was worried about losing my job due to a medical condition, I’d be very likely in the hospital by now. Not to worry, that wasn’t a big deal, my work situation was stable but I had been sick all week. This is not a problem that I can easily deal with. Today’s alarms are distracting me from the important things in life.

Here’s Why You Should Stop Being A Slave To your Smart Phone’s Alarms:

“I was in my house in my pajamas when a text message came in from the CEO of Facebook saying: ‘The world is going to end on Monday the 1st of November 2012 at 9:00 PM.'”

– Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure

Today’s alarm phone call came at the worst possible time. I hadn’t slept at all since Thursday and was already in my office when my husband called me at 8:15 AM on a Saturday morning. He’d been at the hospital with me for all of a week for tests and I knew the worst was coming. Even when I was working, I didn’t want to have to deal with these calls. I’d read all the articles, read the blogs, read all the forums and know the importance of keeping my house and phone clean and clutter-free. I knew that if I was at home, I’d probably be dealing with this all day long.

For the last few days, I’d been on the phone with the CEO of Facebook’s Global Head of Security, Mark Zuckerberg. When they were talking about the upcoming date on Friday, I mentioned the possibility of not getting the job that was keeping me in the hospital.

Mark just laughed as he said: ‘Oh, but you got your next job as our chief security consultant right? What a great way to end your medical leave!”

– The Next Internet

I thought Facebook was actually trying to help me with this job offer, but they really seemed to have it in for me. I was actually surprised at how they reacted to my announcement about not getting the next job offer, especially since this is their job and they were probably planning to tell my employers by Friday anyway.

“Hey, can I talk to you for a second?” I asked, in spite of the urgent nature of the phone call.

“Yes, you can, but be careful. I don’t want to hear any more of this crap about “losing my next job as a senior security expert” and how I’m not taking “that job that keeps you in the hospital” seriously.”

– We’re All In This Together

So I told Mark that I really didn’t care about the job, and he left me hanging. When his call ended, I started to read all the comments and messages from family and friends. Almost all of them said that they were also looking forward to getting the new job position that would take them away from me. One of my family members told me that “you won’t have to make all this noise now because I know that after we take the new job with you, you’ll be spending all of your time with me.” All these messages made me realise just how much they hated the phone call.

When our call ended, I didn’t even tell Mark that we finished, and as soon as I told him, he just said: “OK, I can’t take more of this!” he said as he hung up the phone.