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Work & noise

Okay, I'm working in a different area today at work. Helping out.
Another employee has her cell phone blaring Hispanic music. Not wanting to start a racial debate, just a statement.
My complaint is that there is a speaker system already playing music & people paging one another, etc.
plus, when you work in the back area - your also wearing a Walkie talkie thing.
It's just too much noise.
It's driving me crazy. But wouldn't this also be a safely issue?

Not being able to hear alarms or whatnot in an emergence?

Would you complain?
Cuz than she'll come up to you and talk to you, with music blaring.

It's just rude if you ask me.

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Asked by Anonymous at 2:16 PM on Jul. 15, 2013 in Money & Work

Answers (4)
  • what kind of work / where is this that there is so much noise?

    Answer by jeanclaudia at 2:32 PM on Jul. 15, 2013

  • I'm sure there has to be some policy at work about music.

    Answer by PartyGalAnne at 2:33 PM on Jul. 15, 2013

  • It would depend on the rules of the company. There is nothing wrong with making the observation to the higher ups that the noise level is rather intense, especially if you could show that there would be higher production with less noise.
    If you could prove that people would not be able to hear the fire alarm (suggest a test?) then it would be a safety issue.

    Answer by Dardenella at 2:54 PM on Jul. 15, 2013

  • I would think it would be a safety issue if you are working around machines where you would need to hear safety alarms. But if it's not an environment like that, then the music would be more of a distraction than a safety issue. If you'll just be working in that area for one day, I wouldn't make a big deal of it.

    Answer by Ballad at 3:39 PM on Jul. 15, 2013

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