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Headphones at max volume, but coworkers' casual conversation for 4-5 hours a day is still audible [duplicate]

Situation I started a new job 3 months ago. My team (of 6; I'm not a manager) sits on the leftmost side of the office in a block of cubicles. I'm the rightmost in my block and the only one on my team ...
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4answers
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Annoying colleague with self control problems [duplicate]

I have this little annoying problem at my workplace. I work as web developer, mostly with a system backend. Most of my work revolves around thinking about security issues and validations, and data ...
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2answers
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How To Deal With a Whistler [duplicate]

There is this guy in the office that constantly walks around whistling loudly all day long. He doesn't seem to realize that it's distracting and that others including myself find it to be incredibly ...
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How can I politely ask my colleague to mute their PC? [duplicate]

I work in an open-plan office environment with approximately 100 other people. It's sort of an unspoken rule (and common courtesy), to wear headphones if you need to listen to anything on your PC, as ...
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2answers
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How do I confront coworkers about their loud, annoying mechanical keyboards [duplicate]

I work in a shared office space and two people that sit across from me have mechanical keyboards which are very, very loud and very, very annoying. I don't always want to listen to music, and since it'...
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2answers
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What to do with a coworker who keeps humming every off and on? [duplicate]

What am I supposed to do with a coworker, sitting at, about, arms length from me, who keeps on humming every now and then(some song that he recently heard) the sound of which irritates and frustrates ...
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3answers
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Boss won't stop talking [duplicate]

I work in a small office with my store manager. She talks constantly about anything and everything. I have started to make mistakes in my job directly caused by the distraction of her chatter. I have ...
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How to deal with coworkers having loud conversations [duplicate]

The workspace at this job is divided with small cubicles just high enough that you don't see the person next to you when you're both sitting. Recently the worker next to me has been engaging in a lot ...
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1answer
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How to get intern to not stare at me during the day? [duplicate]

I work at a relatively small company (55 employees) and we are basically a bunch of guys developing software at our R&D sector. Recently, we hired a new intern to help with organizing a lot of ...
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How to politely ask colleagues to be quiet [duplicate]

Unfortunately our office is small and open-plan. We have around 20 employees squeezed in and for the most part everyone just gets on and does their job. However, one department has a group who ...
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2answers
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When asking someone to stop doing something annoying how should I do it? [duplicate]

Some people I work close to but not actually with, do things on a regular basis that irritate me. I'm sure they don't know it irritates me and I'm going to talk to them about it. What I'm not sure is ...
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What to do about loud snoring at work? [duplicate]

We work in a large open space. The facilities are pet-friendly, so one person brings a dog to work. The dog sleeps most of the time and when it is sleeping, it snores very loudly. All the people I ...
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2answers
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Constant single-time cough is driving me crazy [duplicate]

I have a co-worker (from another team and group but at least in the same department) who coughs. What's the problem with that? Well, he coughs every 2 minutes a freakin' single time! It's not the "...
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1answer
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How to deal with colleague with annoying behaviours? [duplicate]

I sit between two coworkers, we are software enginners and we share the same table. The guy on my left spends all his day knocking on his part of the table (like it were drums), whistling, doing some ...
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2answers
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How to deal with a nonstop chatter [duplicate]

About 6 months ago the BI and IT groups of my company moved into a new office space. Everything was nice and quite for several months, then about 2 months ago a person I don't know returned from ...

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