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I've seen lots of posts on office whistlers, but no one has an answer for this guy so far. Our totally open plan office used to have two guys who whistled constantly, loudly, all day. One of them, was the worst because it was a total compulsion with him. He's obviously oblivious to his habit, but he left a few months ago.
The other guy, who is still here whistles VERY loudly. He whistles songs, Christmas carols, ring tones, etc. If you speak, he will mimic your voice and what you just said by whistling. The problem is, he is aware he's doing it. It's been pointed out to him that people are annoyed by it, but his response is to do it MORE just to keep annoying everyone and attract attention to himself. The boss loves him, so they won't do anything about it.
Yesterday I asked him to stop and he accused me of "office bullying". Someone else complained and he responded by whistling more quietly, but still whistling.
I have headphones, but they're constantly having to be on, tethering me to my desk and also damaging my hearing.
Short of quitting, how do we get this guy to stop?
EDIT because of perceived duplication. I haven't seen anyone ask how to deal with someone who deliberately makes noise that's been complained about because they think it's funny to annoy everyone. What do you do with someone who has been told, but became worse as a consequence, because he thinks he's funny and thinks everyone else thinks he is funny. even when we say he's not, he doesn't believe it. it's like some weird cognitive dissonance. but he's making everyone batty.