DDB Canada cracks down on BlackBerry rudeness

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A referee issuing a yellow cardBlogger Judy Mottl has written about the BlackBerry obsession in Canada, which has gotten so bad that the Deputy Minister for Citizenship and Immigration Canada ministry had banned their use between 7 PM and 7 AM. He also banned their use during meetings, a growing concern amongst many professions. Now a company called DDB Canada has taken it one step further. Calling it a “personal digital assistant pandemic,” CEO Frank Palmer has issued a very creative ban on using BlackBerrys during meetings. Anyone caught is issued a yellow card by a fellow employee. If they’re caught again, and are already carrying a yellow card, they’re given a red card and they have to pay their own monthly bill. Quite a deterrent, especially considering the data plan pricing up north.

  • John

    Im glad I live in america where I can enjoy my space and freedom..

  • John

    Im glad I live in america where I can enjoy my space and freedom..

  • Dave

    Me too. America is the best! Everyone is equal too!

  • Dave

    Me too. America is the best! Everyone is equal too!

  • http://deaf258.com/ Deaf258

    And America is so rude. That being said by me, an American with a Blackberry. Also, I do not feel safe on the streets when other people are typing or yapping on their mobile phones. This problem needs to change.

  • http://deaf258.com Deaf258

    And America is so rude. That being said by me, an American with a Blackberry. Also, I do not feel safe on the streets when other people are typing or yapping on their mobile phones. This problem needs to change.

  • http://www.officecourtesybox.com/ David

    Sounds like a few office courtesy boxes may be in order. Very useful for the office space and inexpensive.

  • http://www.officecourtesybox.com David

    Sounds like a few office courtesy boxes may be in order. Very useful for the office space and inexpensive.

  • http://digg.com/users/OmegaWolf Silver Fang

    I like the idea of the cards and making rude users pay their own bill. I think that would be a great deterrent.