At work I close my office door and play music on my speakers all day long from my mp3 player with a HD radio. I still at times hear loud talking in the hall which I find disturbing probably because I do not understand the language it is spoken in. Perhaps my brain is trying to compensate for that..
Since we moved to a new location, the company decided to save some money by minimizing the amout of walls between workers. There are no walls on the sides (we can see each other all the time), and only one wall in front of us (I can see the head of a co-worker). You can imagine the amount of noise when everyone is speaking on the phone or just chatting. I'm quitting my job because of this, and I'm not the only one...
The biggewst noise here is the daily 'who wants samich?' shout.
Panic, Chaos, Destruction. My work here is done.
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