I work in a cubicle setting, like many. The noise from my co-workers is excessive. They yell across the room at each other, tap on cubicle glass to get someone's attention, are constantly at each other's desks, and take personal phone calls in their cubicle. My job requires a lot of concentration. On top of that, we have to make productivity each month and the noise is causing me to slow down.
My supervisor is also very noisy and loves to interrupt you while you're working to have personal conversations. Another coworker and I on separate occasions approached my supervisor about noise and was ignored and told to "get over it". She also threatened that they will crack down and have NO talking at all if we won't leave the subject alone. I then approached ANOTHER supervisor (not mine but we are under the same management) who brought it to the attention of my manager. She did not receive it well.
I'm considering going to HR. This affects my ability to perform and I'm very frustrated that something as simple as a mass email asking everyone to be aware of their volume will not be sent out. I'm very close to quitting.
Has anyone personally gone to HR about something like this? What is their typical way of handling it?