Quote from kakalika
It is now policy in my school to turn off cell phones in class. Turn off!!, not vibrate. During a recent pharm test, someones phone rang. She was asked to leave the room and forgo the exam. I make sure my phone is off now.
And I applaud the school for this policy. I don't care how "anal retentative" that I am perceived as, barring a major family issue, one does not "need" to have their cell phone ring in class, nor sit there and have a conversation on it.
"Stupid" questions frequently serve an educational purpose - it lets the instructor know who needs better info, or for that matter, which students are "attention-seeking". Chit chatters in class need to be reminded to leave the room to converse. Just because they are permitted, does not mean that it is right, nor that further disruptions should be permitted.
Unfortunately, though, when one leaves school and goes into the "real world", there will be personnel that are just as attached at the hip to the phone as in school. They will stop in the middle of pt care to answer their cells, talk on the phone while working, chit chatting away, if the UD/NM is not around. The patients will comment on the ringtone (meantime, thinking how rude that it is), and they just go on.