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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Managing Your Time by Jeff Davidson

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Chapter 13Idiot_ManageTime_0165_1.jpg Are You a Slave to Your Beeper?

In This Chapter
  • Voluntary versus involuntary beeper enslavement
  • The Faustian bargain
  • Keeping in touch, or fanning anxieties?
  • A negotiable issue

In this world are two types of pager- (or, as I like to call it, beeper-) enslavement: voluntary and involuntary. It’s voluntary when you buy a beeper of your own accord, and no one made you do it—this is the most insidious kind of enslavement, for a variety of reasons. We’ll cover voluntary enslavement in the first half of this chapter.

Involuntary enslavement—wearing a beeper because your job requires it—poses a different set of challenges. We’ll cover this in the second ...

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