A Noisy Noise Annoys
Earl EarPlugs Writes:
I work in a fairly
crowded office and share a cubicle area
with 5 or 6 other people.
My quandary concerns
one of my coworkers (we'll call him Jim).
Jim likes to listen to music via the large
speakers attached to his computer.
This would be fine
in most cases, but it seems that Jim's
taste in music is less than palatable for
the majority of his working neighbors.
... To say Jim's music is bad is like saying
Emelia Erhart's flight is delayed.
It is, in fact used
to exorcise demons from carnivorous reptiles
in some lesser-developed countries. I'm
worried that if I complain about his fetid
tunes, that the company will institute
a policy banning everyone from playing
music at work ... frankly nobody wants
How can I let Jim
know that his music is universally and
esthetically repulsing while maintaining
a level of professionalism and tact?
Your advice is greatly
You say a majority
dislikes Jim's taste - and yet you're writing
to me. Either you are fibbing. or he's
bigger than you.
If fear reigns, then
someone has to 'accidently' spill coffee
or cut his wires; now, I don't say that
But if he's such a
B**** that no-one dares ask him nicely,
it's his death or your sanity.
But first, take round
the hat to buy him a set of headphones,