I recently had a change in job responsibilities which requires me to be on call for issues. When this occurred, I requested a work cell phone to keep on my person and leave the ringer on, so I would be accessible at all times. Additionally, my company has restrictive electronic device policies and internet filters for accessing email and networks, which I do not want on my personal device. Simply put, I refuse to use my own phone for work.
I just found out my manager refused my request for a work cell phone, citing that many team leads (I am not a team lead) do not even have cell phones. I fail to see how that's relevant, as my job tasks require me to have phone access, regardless of title. Not to mention, anyone who's required to be on call should, in my opinion, have a company phone. My supervisor is supporting me, understanding my requirements, but company policy doesn't allow company phones without manager approval.
How do I handle this?
Many leads are expected to be on call and use their own devices when it comes to remote troubleshooting. Why don't they have a company phone? Bad precedence and no one to stand up to it, I guess.
Receiving a call will almost certainly require me to remote in to perform an action, which puts me under the company policies.