Just get the second phone
FT just published a story about some top Goldman guys getting fired for violating the communication policy, which seems like a bit of a stretch since it seems like everyone in the industry was violating it. What really struck out to me was the last line:
Several banks now require employees to install Movius on their phones, an app that allows compliance staff to monitor calls, text messages and WhatsApp conversations with clients.
That's some Orwellian shit right there, and I would not want my employer snooping on my personal texts/calls. I personally have a second phone as a habit from my construction days, but there is another benefit that translates to anyone, namely legal protection. If you are ever involved in a lawsuit the opposing counsel can claim your device as evidence in discovery and go through everything once it's been turned over. If you keep a separate line you can segment that out and avoid any risks to your personal stuff. I've also heard of stories where people are forced to download surveillance software on their phones and then when they are fired/quit the company is able to remotely wipe the entire phone, with people losing years worth of personal texts/photos/etc.
You can get a second line for like $30/mo with basic talk/text/a few gigs of data. I highly recommend it. Plus, you can just turn it off/leave it at home when you don't want to be bothered. Anyone else rock the double phone life?