My husband just retired from a "major international" company that solved this problem. For anyone earning less than Â£200k a year in upstream they expected them to be able to accept e-mail and calls on their own phones !
They made the changeover easy by "allowing" people to keep their old company mobile number !! !
I really have never understood those "must not do x or would affect my promotion/ pay raises chances". Like, at all.
Is there people that seriously think that overworking themselves for the chance to overwork themselves will pay up at some point? Unless you love your job (in which case you may not even be paying attention to the promotion chances anyway) what are the chances that a job well done wouldnÂ´t be rewarded with more work?
Seriously, am all in for self improvement, but stupdly punishing oneself in the name of career advancement doesnÂ´t look like it. If you need to rest, you damm rest, if you wanna give the 110% percent, give it for the sake of it! Otherwise is madness.
A different phone can be good also. makes it harder to mistakenly send the wong message to your boss.
IE: "Please pick up a package of itch ointment at the store for me, dear. "
can get undesirable response if it goes to the wrong party.
I'm not sure I'd complain about this one, there are benefits to keeping your phone separate from the work one... like the fact you can keep the work phone separate from yourself but keep your personal one with you when you aren't working nor on any kind of on call system.