Some union is complaining that if their members get a Blackberry, then they'll be abused. I'm not laughing out loud at this, since I detect a 'low humour threshold' here. When I had my corporate Blackberry, I said I needed it for the next earthquake. In other words, when I actually felt an earthquake I would actually answer it! I found it very nice for sending sick notes!
In other words, people make their own worlds. What's the consequence of not answering the stupid thing? They'll take it away? I can understand the plight of the poor climber-weasels attuned to every emission of gas from the boss, but they love their life.
So next time the boss says: "Jones, here's a nice lovely Blackberry.", just take the stupid thing!