Making Developers sit next to Support staff

New / Eng Incept
Sep 10 16 Comments

My office management is giving the developer space (large rooms seats 3-4 developers each) to new execs as big offices and moving developers next to the super loud and noisy support staff.

It is okay to have co-workers some conversations on the phone but the support staff is always loud, on the phone or talking to each other about issues, there is drama when they have a rude customer etc. they need that to be productive whereas developers need the opposite.

How do I bring this up to my superiors? In the end, I will be the one scrutinized for lower productivity which will result in such an environment. I might as well work at a train station.

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TOP 16 Comments
  • Google / Mgmt
    brbrb

    Google Mgmt

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    Microsoft
    brbrbmore
    Noise canceling headphones
    Sep 10 8
    • New / Eng Incept
      OP
      Thanks but the problem at other workspaces does not bother me. I only work at my office.
      Sep 10
    • Intel / Eng Wlbyo
      My point is you can't shut all people up just because you think they're loud.
      Sep 10
    • New / Eng Incept
      OP
      I don't want to shut them up. When did I say that ?
      Sep 10
    • TrueCar / Eng 7o77tseggn
      this is why developers sit in areas away from customer support, the noise level is very high and difficult to concentrate in
      Sep 10
    • Intel / Eng Wlbyo
      Oooo burn me
      Sep 10
  • Juniper scandeep
    Work from home.
    Sep 10 2
    • New / Eng Incept
      OP
      My company only allows that under very special circumstances. I have asked for it in the past and they said I might as well take the day off.
      Sep 10
    • Amazon AWS@L6
      If that is their mentality, Iโ€™d find a new employer lol I get 10x the work done WFH then I do in the office. I currently only go into the office to socialize not to get work done.
      Sep 10
  • Expedia Group 10Cats
    Gtfo. Your company is on a downward spiral. First signs are shit like this and thinking that a $3/hr engineer in India is a good investment
    Sep 10 1
    • New / Eng Incept
      OP
      Yeah, I think they are on a downward spiral.
      Sep 10
  • Boo fucking hoo. You lost your office because a bunch of idiots keep falling for the โ€œopen space is greatโ€ line.

    Welcome to the club, your member number is 6,738,991.

    Buy some headphones and get a laptop so you can work from a random spot when it gets too bad.
    Sep 10 1
    • New / Eng Incept
      OP
      They don't think that, they just need enough big offices for execs to play golf in. ๐Ÿ˜‚
      Sep 10