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The Blackberry continues to destroy your work/life balance

Blackberry use is not overtime if you ask me.

Writers and producers at ABC News demanded payment for after work usage and reached a settlement with management. ABC agreed last week that workers can get paid for some work on their BlackBerrys -- if it goes "beyond routine."

I go through phases of Blackberry obsession. Lately I have been forcefully placing my electronic leash face down on my desk at home so I can't see the red light blinking.

Self-control is a powerful thing. The Blackberry is a great device that serves an important purpose, but most people should be able to recognize when they've crossed the line.