This isn't a big deal, but I work a graveyard shift with about 5 other people, two of whom come in at 3am (I come in at 9pm).
My colleague and I both like to have jazz on in the kitchen. There's a person who's coming in (someone I don't know well at all, not a longtime colleague) who's been turning it off. Since there aren't many people here it was easy to figure out who is doing it.
No one hangs out in the kitchen, people just go in to refill their coffee (that seems important). No one actually takes breaks in there.
This morning, after this happened, I turned the radio back on. I put it on a classical station as not everyone likes jazz. I also turned it down a few notches. And, then, she turned it off again.
This just feels weird to me. For now I have decided that, while I'm still here, I'm just going to turn the thing back on again.
It's just really helpful to have some sound in the office. During the day, there are people talking, but at night it is really quiet. I am having a really hard time figuring out why jazz or classical music at low volume should be such a problem for someone (anyone) spending 60 to 90 seconds in a room getting coffee. It feels like this person is kind of messing with me, or us. Anyway I just want the music on and I'm having trouble finding an adult, productive way to address this.
How can I let my coworker know I would like the music on without a direct confrontation?