I have a teammate who has a very loud voice. He has a habit of talking so loudly that half the floor can listen to him when he starts talking. He also talks on phone all the time with his carpenter, bank, customer care of the products he use, his wife, his distant relatives.
Unfortunately, his cubicle is just besides mine and I'm not the kind of person who just goes to him and ask him to not to talk too loudly everytime. Although I'm a person who has been practicing martial arts from years and I know I can knock him down even before he'll know. But I also know that this act of mine will get me fired and get me blacklisted which I don't want.
Did it ever happen to you? What did you do?
EDIT: I do have good headphones but keeping them on all day is not possible for me
- Twitch GSak65You are lucky enough to face just one. I got a few loud talkers on my floor having a big chatting party for a few hours whenever they come to office. God knows why these fucking idiots think of open office as a talk show stage. Their parents really should have taught them some manner.
- Ask him to keep it down.
If he continues, email your manager and skip level manager that the person talks too loudly and you can't get work done. Involve HR in the email so it is registered as an official complaint. You may choose to involve others around ypu who face the same issue.
At some point if employee productivity comes first so take advantage of it.
- Ask nicely the first time, directly the second time, and tell him the third. If that doesn't work then start walking up behind him when he's loud talking on the phone and start to make rude noises. When he asks why, explain that he needs to STFU or shit is going to get real. If that doesn't work then come in early one day and smear some dog shit under his desktop and maybe under the legs of his chair.
- Yahoo iWbf35You’ve never heard of noise canceling head phones? They were essentially created for two reasons: airplanes and noisy modern offices.
- New DvVM00it happened to me once. i knocked his dumb ass out. no talky no more. i got fired so i knocked the HR person out also.
i learned from it though. the next time (at new job) i just cranked my ghetto blaster to 7 volume and drowned out the noise of the talker. 7 was really loud on that box.