Chapter 13 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 ...