I work as a software developer in my enterprise. I don't have my own office so I have to share the same office (pretty big office) with other engineers (not software developers).
These workmates spend a lot of time with headphones or putting music through speakers.
Our boss never tell them to stop. To be completely honest it doesnt bother me. The thing is how professional is it?
Sometimes I really would like to listen to one of my favorite tracks but I'm afraid that I could loose professionalism at work ( I'm new I have only 3 months inside the company).
Is it really unprofessional listening to music at work?
Addition: Our boss is really close to us. He's not the type of person that calls you or sends you email. He comes to your desk and ask you questions about your progress. For example: The other day my boss was trying to get attention of a workmate and he couldnt listen because he had headphones on.