Where do you guys work where there's all this "down time" that you speak of? Also, I fail to see why it's such a huge thing to ask anyone to disconnect for the entirety of their shift (or at least until their break!) Are we that addicted to information that we constantly need to be on social media or the internet, even at work? Do we really have to be in constant contact with our friends to the point where it can't wait until after we get off work? For fuck's sake, I'm often GLAD to be out of reach for just a little while. There are times when I just leave the damn thing at home or OFF and...*gasp*...just let it go to fucking voicemail or let them get me when I'm AVAILABLE. Hell, I don't know, maybe it'll be a relief to some of my friends to not hear from me for a few hours, rather than me constantly disturbing their productivity at their jobs while at the same time neglecting my own. I work in a call center, around a lot of proprietary and sensitive information, so cell phones are an absolute no-go. One time caught using and you're out. You just simply don't have a job anymore. Yet I still see people trying to sneak peeks at their phones. I just don't get it. My wife works in retail, and they have a "not on the floor" policy. Trust me, if you work in retail, there is no such thing as downtime. There are always racks to straighten, floors to clean, or something that needs to be done. If your video game stores are anything like the GameStops here, then you'll probably constantly be returning wayward cases that have been thrown just anywhere a customer felt like setting them down to the proper position. And as someone said earlier, the person that sits and farts around on the cell phone is not the person who's going to get a better job. Why not work hard, show out, and put yourself out there as someone who wants to go to the next level?