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    OT - What would you do???

    So here is the situation.

    There is a guy that sits across from me at work. The good news is he only shows up about 1 day a week because I think he "works" at home most of the time.

    When he is here, he has on his headphones and ACTUALLY sings and hums ALL DAY LONG! By the end of the day I want to tear my hair out.

    Do I put up with it? Do I ask him to stop?

    He is a higher level manager than myself so I don't know if I want to ruffle any feathers.



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    Re: OT - What would you do???

    Take his cell phone and place it above his desk on top of the ceiling tiles then call it all day until he goes crazy and has to take anger management courses....worked on The Office.


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    Re: OT - What would you do???

    Put on headphones and ignore him.

    Ask him what he is listening to. Or when he starts singing, tap him on his shoulder, say I love that song and start singing it to him.


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    Re: OT - What would you do???

    Let me know how that goes, I have the same thing (humming) here.

    Also, we have cubes that open back to back to one another. I have a fifty-something behind me who passes gas like it's WW I. I swear I'm about to get one of those citrus air fresheners - the really strong ones, and bomb him next time he does it.



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    Re: OT - What would you do???

    How many other people sit close to him? Does he have any clue that this annoys you?

    If you could get away with it without being tagged, leave an anonymous printed note on his chair/desk, politely asking him to stop as it is distracting his neighbors.

    Or, you could put a dead rodent in his cube.



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    Re: OT - What would you do???

    Quote Originally Posted by cys_av8r View Post
    So here is the situation.

    There is a guy that sits across from me at work. The good news is he only shows up about 1 day a week because I think he "works" at home most of the time.

    When he is here, he has on his headphones and ACTUALLY sings and hums ALL DAY LONG! By the end of the day I want to tear my hair out.

    Do I put up with it? Do I ask him to stop?

    He is a higher level manager than myself so I don't know if I want to ruffle any feathers.

    Tough one. We have a guy hear that does that but I dont sit by him. You could ask him politely to not do it. Is he at least in tune?



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    Re: OT - What would you do???

    Welcome to the modern office. I got a set of wireless heaphones, it is the only way I can concentrate.


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    Re: OT - What would you do???

    I usually fire up my iPod, but today for example I am on conference calls most of the day. 1 time, not today, I actually had someone on the line hear it!

    Before I worked here I found out this same guy got moved over to where he sits now because a few people complained! Lucky me....



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    Re: OT - What would you do???

    Lay a hard left to the side of his head

    I would just ask him if he can keep it down a bit as it's distracting.



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    Re: OT - What would you do???

    Quote Originally Posted by cys_av8r View Post
    I usually fire up my iPod, but today for example I am on conference calls most of the day. 1 time, not today, I actually had someone on the line hear it!

    ....

    Perfect! Now just say its distracting. This is your in.



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    Re: OT - What would you do???

    Quote Originally Posted by cys_av8r View Post
    1 time, not today, I actually had someone on the line hear it!
    that is your in..... make him aware that it was heard by the person you were talking to on your phone.

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    Re: OT - What would you do???

    Quote Originally Posted by 4VR4CY View Post
    Put on headphones and ignore him.

    Ask him what he is listening to. Or when he starts singing, tap him on his shoulder, say I love that song and start singing it to him.

    Love this idea.... made me LOL



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    Re: OT - What would you do???

    Quote Originally Posted by keepngoal View Post
    that is your in..... make him aware that it was heard by the person you were talking to on your phone.

    - keep.
    Yup............



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    Re: OT - What would you do???

    Quote Originally Posted by DaddyMac View Post
    Let me know how that goes, I have the same thing (humming) here.

    Also, we have cubes that open back to back to one another. I have a fifty-something behind me who passes gas like it's WW I. I swear I'm about to get one of those citrus air fresheners - the really strong ones, and bomb him next time he does it.
    That would be awful. You need to buy him some GasX for Christmas!


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    Re: OT - What would you do???

    Quote Originally Posted by DaddyMac View Post
    Let me know how that goes, I have the same thing (humming) here.

    Also, we have cubes that open back to back to one another. I have a fifty-something behind me who passes gas like it's WW I. I swear I'm about to get one of those citrus air fresheners - the really strong ones, and bomb him next time he does it.
    Tell all of you co-workers to start calling him Beano.....see how long it takes him to get it.



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