Interested in other peoples opinions on personal mobile phones in the workplace. Do you allow your employees to take the occasional personal phone call or text during working hours, or do you insist on having them turned off during working hours? I've always taken the opinion that it's give and take with employees. I don't mind the odd text message as long as it does not interfere with their work. However I've recently taken on a new employee who whenever I go into the print room, can be seen quickly putting his phone back in his pocket. In addition, he has taken to putting his USB charger into a work computer to charge it up when he thinks I am not looking. I am having a word with him next week, and want to bring this up with him, but just wondered if others think he is taking the pee or if I am over reacting?