Whether you’re driving or working at a desk, your employer might have chosen to ask you to use your phone as an everyday tool.
Do you have to use your phone to clock in or out from work? Or to go on or off breaks? How about to communicate with clients of your employer throughout the day? Or to talk with dispatch as they tell you your next stop or drop-off?
You should be getting reimbursed for your phone being used during that time. If you’re not, then perhaps you need to start tracking the calls and time you’re on the phone – especially if it’s before or after you clock in.
Do yourself a favor. Just like with your earning statements, schedule and time sheets, hold onto your phone bills! Maybe one day you’ll be paid for the fact that your phone was a rent-a-tool for your boss.