Annoying co-worker:

September 1st, 2010, 1:58 am

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I sit right by this co-worker that listens to Music that just really bad, he plays his music loud and the worst part is he sing along with it. (Cantonese Pop)
What to do? I told him to turn it down, but no matter how low the music is, he sings with it, and his voice is just .. you know, not pleasant to hear...
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HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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September 1st, 2010, 7:30 am

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I sit right next to a guy that likes to talk to himself out loud and sings, hums and taps on his desk all the time. It's pretty annoying. I have found the only solution is to have my noise canceling headphones on and listen to my own music.

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September 1st, 2010, 7:32 am

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noise cancelling headphones....

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September 1st, 2010, 8:24 am

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September 1st, 2010, 8:30 am

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Noise Cancellation sounds good.
These are Chinese engineers that wears their pant up to their chest.
I am not sure if they will find foam dots entertaining...but great idea! Thanks!

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September 1st, 2010, 11:25 am

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Reminded me of the solution to the alien invasion from Mars Attacks.

Sometimes one must resort to drastic measures. Nothing Slim Whitman can't take care of.


Cantonese Pop
Sounds like a soft drink.. .
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September 1st, 2010, 12:03 pm

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If it gets really bad for you and tried everything, worst case scenario talk to HR. Noise canceling headphones are a miracle of inventions though :lol:

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September 1st, 2010, 12:50 pm

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I use the subtle tap on the shoulder and a 'Shut the F@#k up'. It never fails.

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September 1st, 2010, 1:05 pm

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'Shut the F@#k up'
The "direct approach" is always good I say. No room for doubt, or misunderstanding. :x

I can sure sympathize with you. My dorm roommate in school would sing along with his headphones on while he studied ... the guy couldn't carry a tune in a bucket. What I found mystifying was that he played trombone (quite well) in the marching band ... an instrument that relies on being able to discern pitch. :?
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September 1st, 2010, 2:07 pm

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Every time he does it, get up, get right in his space and start dancing suggestively to it, he'll stop.
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September 1st, 2010, 2:26 pm

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GURU wrote:I use the subtle tap on the shoulder and a 'Shut the F@#k up'. It never fails.
I used to sit next to this woman who would yak in Polish on the phone for hours at a time, of course no one around her understood what she was saying so she talked as loud as she wanted to. One day I lost it and went over to her cubicle and did exactly just that. :lol:

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September 1st, 2010, 3:49 pm

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scrotum wrote:
GURU wrote:I use the subtle tap on the shoulder and a 'Shut the F@#k up'. It never fails.
I used to sit next to this woman who would yak in Polish on the phone for hours at a time, of course no one around her understood what she was saying so she talked as loud as she wanted to. One day I lost it and went over to her cubicle and did exactly just that. :lol:
It'a quick, to the point and has a great results. If only everything at work was so simple :)

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September 1st, 2010, 10:12 pm

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[quote]'Shut the F@#k up'[/quote]
Come-on. I am a nice girl. That's not in my vocabulary. :oops:

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September 2nd, 2010, 2:27 pm

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Crepes wrote:Come-on. I am a nice girl. That's not in my vocabulary. :oops:
How about:

"Can you please be quiet, because I'm a nice girl and I don't want to tell you to shut the f*^k up?"

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September 2nd, 2010, 5:35 pm

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At one of my previous jobs I was one of only 4 men in an office of 21 people. Let's just say that the women would talk amongst themselves like a guy wasn't in the room at all. :oops: I told 2 of the women in my cubicle cluster that they were "the perverted older sisters I never had." Like it or not I learned a lot more about women then I wanted to!

Anyway, I came up with a pretty creative solution for letting them know that they were grossing me out with their conversation. We had these somewhat strange cubicles which were clustered in groups of 4 and had a sort of triangular peak in the center. In other words, I could talk to the person next to me face to face, but couldn't see the others. So I came up with the idea that I would make a white flag, like a sign of surrender, to wave above my cubicle to remind them that I was there. They got a big kick out of it but sooner or later stopped paying attention to it. :?

The worst example I had to listen to was one of them talking about the dates of her menstural cycle for the last 6 months! "And in April it was on the 17th...." I finally got repulsed enough that I said to her "Are you gonna send us all a Microsoft Outlook calendar for this, or can you STOP TALKING ABOUT IT!" She turned 5 shades of red and clammed right up! :lol:
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