Being in your first official business role can be extremely exciting. You’re fresh out of school and have been waiting on the moment you’ll get that “You’re Hired!” callback. You start at your new company and they hand over a company laptop and phone for you to use, with a set of rules and regulations to go with it.
Company property isn’t your property, that is always the first rule to remember, but you should always take care of it as though you paid the big bucks for it. Here are a few rules for using company property that everyone should remember:
The Phone Isn’t YOUR Phone
The company has provided you with a phone to answer company calls. Those calls can be from the employees, the employers, or customers. You don’t pay the bill for that phone – the company does – which means if it is company related you should be answering the phone. Company property is to be used for company services only, while it is the phone you’re using on a daily basis, there still rules and regulations one must follow in order to keep access to the product and also their job. Using company property can sometimes get people in a lot of trouble because some start getting the attitude of “well, I’m using it all the time so it must be mine” wrong! When you leave that company, the phone, computer, and car does not leave the property with you – unless you want to be charged for theft.