I am so frustrated right now. I just had a "talking to" from the student supervisor about my cell phone usage. Let me fill you in: I started working in this office 2 1/2 months ago. I have been working really hard and unlike other people in the office, I actually ask for work to do. My coworkers play on their computers and take their phones off the hook to chat. The asst. manager always keeps her phone on. It rings obnoxiously while we're on the phone with customers and then she freaks out and says "oh dear" and takes the call in the office. So the other day, she made a 5 minute phone call to her husband on her cell phone in the office. Since I was NEVER told it wasn't ok to take cell phone calls and I've seen her do it many many times I made a very short phone call to my boyfriend about switching our keys. Then she turned around and told me that it was against office policy to use our cell phones in the office! I said to her "Well, no one ever told me not to and I've seen you take numerous calls on your cell phone so I thought it was ok." Then she told me that it was ok to step out and make phone calls. So yesterday, I stepped out when my doctor called. I have many health problems and have been trying to get in with a specialist. I didn't feel comfortable talking about it in the office so I stepped out. No one said anything to me and I thought it was ok since my asst. manager said it was ok. Then today, I made a quick call to Neiman Marcus in the lobby before we even opened to have my correct shoe mailed to me and the wrong one mailed back. It took no more than 3 mins. An hour later, a student supervisor asked me to step into the manager's office and he admonished me for using my cell phone "too much." He even said "people are watching you." WTF does THAT mean? Then he said "you know it's ok to take a phone call occasionally but you were on the phone all day yesterday." And I wasn't, it was a 5 min phone call. These two calls are the only times I've EVER used it in the office! But my asst. manager does it all the time. It's so unfair. Why didn't she just tell me NOT to use it? Why didn't my boss tell me NOT to use it? Why do I have to try and decode all these cryptic messages? Why didn't they just come right out and tell me NOT to use my cell phone!?!