**RING** Cellphones in class... - page 2

UHHHHHH! I have to vent! My ONE pet peeve during class is not the student who asks a zillion questions, the student who always knows someone with the condition that is being discussed, or the... Read More

  1. by   abbythetabby
    Quote from asoldierswife05
    UHHHHHH! I have to vent! My ONE pet peeve during class is not the student who asks a zillion questions, the student who always knows someone with the condition that is being discussed, or the student that works somewhere that always performs interventions differently ...
    This annoys the heck out of me too. I use this as an opportunity for a bathroom break.
  2. by   BoonersmomRN
    I had a fellow student back in A+P 1 have her phone ring duing the final- and she ANSWERED IT. Talk about bold. Talk about a po'd instructor.

    hate hat hate cellphones ringing. We have strict rules now. NO cell phones are allowed in class that aren't either OFF or on vibrate. If your phone goes off otherwise...you're talking to the director- people thought they were kidding- nope. A few incidents and now...no phones go off.. Blessed day!
  3. by   Natkat
    Quote from DawnFL
    I would be highly upset if I was told my cellphone HAD to be off during class. I have 4 kids and they (or the school) must have a way to get ahold of me. They have been told to call my husband first, but if he can't be reached then I am called. My phone is always on vibrate....ALWAYS. There are plenty of other mothers in my class who need the cell phone for the same reason.

    Dawn
    I can promise you that most cellphone calls in class are not emergencies...it's just people yacking "hey, whatcha doin'? Nothin'. How're you doin'? Fine. REALLY? No way!!!" In all the many years I've been in school,I have never ONCE seen someone get up from class after a cell phone call and say they had to leave for an emergency. NOT ONCE.

    Now, if there is a true emergency, our school has your family leave a message with the assistant in the nursing school's office, and they will send someone to the class to get you......just like they did in the good old days before cell phones.
  4. by   Aradien
    Quote from Josh L.Ac.
    I've always wondered why they don't make cellphones with two settings - silent and vibrate. Maybe if you are 15 having a ringtone about shaking your moneymaker would be great, but as an adult, you should realize that all cell phone rings are annoying (especially when the person at the next table at dinner has a loud ring, picks it up, looks at the display like they have never used a phone before, waits 5 seconds, then answers the phone - click "silence" you Darwin-award candidate!)

    Did have a lady's phone go off in class the other day - twice. Apparently her husband has some question about which account to pay the person doing their drywall. I asked her why she didn't just leave her phone on vibrate if she felt she couldn't turn her phone off (apparently this was a very important conversation she couldn't miss). She replied that she was afraid she would miss the phone if it was on vibrate.

    Really? Listen folks, if you can't realize your phone is vibrating in your pocket, then missing a call is probably the least of your worries.
    Thank you for the early morning chuckle!
  5. by   BSNtobe2009
    I personally think banning them from the building is a bit much because pay phones are not so commonplace anymore because everyone pretty much has cell phones now. They do need to be set to vibrate, because some classes let out earlier than others and students that are not in class shouldn't bother the students that still are.

    However, there is absolutely no excuse to not turn the ringers off during class, and I fully support professors telling people to leave if they ring.
  6. by   blueberry21
    This reminds me of the TEACHER I had once, whose cell phone would ring at least once or twice and sometimes more per class. Then we would have to wait while she took the call outside!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    She would just return to class and offer an apology and then ask us where we left off. ?!?!?!!!!!!?! Yep, Im glad that class is over.

  7. by   BSNtobe2009
    Quote from Josh L.Ac.
    Really? Listen folks, if you can't realize your phone is vibrating in your pocket, then missing a call is probably the least of your worries.

    Ok...everyone together now
  8. by   BSNtobe2009
    Quote from rtaz315
    We have had this problem in the past but with enough students complaining about the disruption our policy is now enforced. If the phone rings during lecture you receive a warning the first time, leave the next time. If it rings during a test it is automatically considered cheating and your test is taken away and you go before the board on charges of cheating. The school started enforcing this last semester and six weeks into this semester I have not heard one phone ring during lecture or a test.
    I 100% disagree with the student being charged with cheating because his cell phone merely rings. If they pick it up to answer it, then yes...but ringing? That's nutty!

    Cheating is a very serious charge and if the student didn't cheat, then they shouldn't be charged with it. That is like the police finding a weapon on you and serving 10 years in prison for attempted murder when you didn't attack anyone.
  9. by   hospitalstaph
    Yep, the cell phones bug me too. I guess I am lucky that very few students actually get a signal in our building. Solves that problem:wink2:

    My biggest pet peeve is the students that are late ALL THE TIME! And then they disrupt lecture as they get situated at their deck. (moving papers, getting out a pen, digging through their backpack, UGGH!) I had an A&P instructor that would lock the door after class started. If you were late you could not get in until the first break, usually an hour into lecture. Loved that instructor!

    T
  10. by   Aradien
    Quote from hospitalstaph
    My biggest pet peeve is the students that are late ALL THE TIME! And then they disrupt lecture as they get situated at their deck. (moving papers, getting out a pen, digging through their backpack, UGGH!) I had an A&P instructor that would lock the door after class started. If you were late you could not get in until the first break, usually an hour into lecture. Loved that instructor!

    T
    I really agree with you about that! I understand that some people, especially in the beginning, may not remember when class is supposed to start, where the class is supposed to be, misjudge how heavy traffic is, or just get stuck in traffic. But when it is the same few people, consistently late, especially at clinicals, it really gets to me. Consequently we begin late because of them. Like I said once or twice, I can understand but by the fifth or sixth time, give me a break and show up on time!
  11. by   Elizabeth Hanes
    Quote from DawnFL
    I would be highly upset if I was told my cellphone HAD to be off during class. I have 4 kids and they (or the school) must have a way to get ahold of me. They have been told to call my husband first, but if he can't be reached then I am called. My phone is always on vibrate....ALWAYS. There are plenty of other mothers in my class who need the cell phone for the same reason.
    I'm sorry, but there is absolutely no emergency that cannot wait for the 1-2 hours a person is in class. What do you think schools and hospitals/law enforcement/etc. did about notifying people of emergencies before cell phones were ubiquitous -- you know, 10 years ago?

    The notion that a person absolutely, positively MUST be reachable at all times is a fallacy.

    And setting phones to vibrate is only minimally less annoying than letting them ring. The vibration is very easily heard. The cell phone of the woman who sits next to me in pharmacology vibrates loudly every class period, about 10 minutes in. The whole class virtually grinds to a halt while we watch her fumble for the phone, check the caller ID, and then put it back in her bag.

    It may come as a surprise to people like this, but *I* have some rights, too. Your right to keep your cell phone set to ring or vibrate at all times does not trump MY right to a peaceful learning setting.

    People need to get over the idea that life cannot go on without them. It can, and it does, and you need to TURN OFF YOUR CELL PHONE IN CLASS. Honestly, the world will not end if you do.

    [I want to note I am not singling out Dawn in a personal attack. My intent is to take issue with the general idea that Dawn postulated, namely that the possibility of an emergency arising is enough to warrant leaving one's cell phone turned on.]
    Last edit by Elizabeth Hanes on Oct 5, '06
  12. by   todell80
    Quote from semisweetchick
    I'm sorry, but there is absolutely no emergency that cannot wait for the 1-2 hours a person is in class. What do you think schools and hospitals/law enforcement/etc. did about notifying people of emergencies before cell phones were ubiquitous -- you know, 10 years ago?

    The notion that a person absolutely, positively MUST be reachable at all times is a fallacy.

    Yes, yes yes!!! I absolutely agree. I am so tired of everyone in my class using the "But I have kids" excuse for bringing their cell phones to class. I have kids too, and yes, I do worry about them while I am in class. But I leave my cell phone in the car and check it at every break. I haven't missed an emergancy yet. I guess I can only speak for my school, but we have a secretary in our Nursing Office that will kindly take any message and deliver it to the person it is intended for.

    We have only had cell phones ring a couple of times, and I swear the last time it happened, one of my instructor's face turned so red I thought it was going to explode!! One of the girls in my class (not in my clinical group thank God!) has made at least one personal cell phone call every week at clinical. Not an "I just want to check on my sick son" call, a "Hi, how are you? I'm in clinicals! Cool, huh?!? Blah, blah blah" sort of call. I can't believe how stupid some people can be!! I'm sure she'll get caught one of these times, in the meantime all I can do is shake my head. To the beat of "Hips Don't Lie" playing on a 37 year old's phone in class. There's a mental picture I could have done w/o!!

    ~t
  13. by   SweetOldWorld
    Quote from asoldierswife05
    I have caught myself almost wanting to scream the same thing. I just stare at the instructor in disbelief...like, why are you not saying anything to her? YOU have the authority in here!?
    I'm taking an English class, and twice the instructor has taken phone calls on his cell during class. Needless to say, he doesn't care if the students' phones go off.

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