I am looking into coworking space (shared office). The work I would do there involves a lot of video chat and the like which in a normal office may disturb people working in an office environment.
I do not want to just visit each one in turn and see how it goes. Many of the coworking spaces where I live require a deposit to use, and have monthly pay. They would also require me to fill out paperwork to use the space, which would be added time and hassle that I want to avoid as much as possible.
I do not want to directly ask them if it is okay for me to video chat, as I am concerned that:
- They will try to 'upsell' me to a private office (which is 5x more expensive) regardless of the suitability of the shared space
- They will tell me it is perfectly fine just to have me plop down the deposit and pay for a month of space prior to asking me to pay for an office
When calling the coworking space to get more detail, what is an appropriate way to determine the acceptable level of noise?