So, sometimes a contact's employer is entirely irrelevant, we have basically no value in keeping that information. Or maybe there's no reason not to note it, but it's not an organization we care about.
How should we manage this type of situation? I don't really want to clutter our contact lists with all sorts of random companies just because they employ someone. Is my thinking sensible in terms of avoiding making extra contacts?
Can/should I make an employer field that is custom that doesn't require the entry to have its own contact record? Should we just accept the excessive contact records? Or should we leave employer blank whenever we don't think we want a contact record for that institution?
Basically, the employer part seems confusing. It seems it would have made more sense to just make it a simple field like any other and choose to enter employers and add the relationship in just those cases where it seemed worthwhile, and it would then make it far easier to deal with cases where we want more info, such as for people who have multiple employers and/or track their employment changes over time…