Our office space is pretty tight and there are no cubicles.
There is a guy sitting next to me and he is the loudest person I ever met. He is groaning, crackling, puffing, giving loud sighs and other very weird sounds. All these are non stop sounds 8 hours a day.
It must be funny to hear (well it does sound funny for my husband) I counted how many sounds this guy produces a minute - it is around 10-25 sounds every minute.
Before he used to talk to himself and exclaim his thoughts aloud. I asked him several times to stop it and eventually he did stop.
Now I'm thinking, I can't ask him to stop breathing, right? What do I do?
Things I tried:
- Loud music in headphones
- Working couple of hours a day from a meeting room
- Imitating his sounds right after he produces them
- Making annoying sounds myself
All of these is still not a permanent solution or doesn't help at all. This situation just drives me nuts.
Things like "go to your manager and ask for another place" - I can't do. We don't have too much space and besides I need to stay together with my team(loud guy is not a part of it).
And even so, what do I say to a manager - I can't concentrate at my work because that guy next to me breathes aloud?