Sound Proof Cube – Work Noise COMPLAINTS

March 4, 2008 at 10:04 pm 8 comments

Wouldn’t it be more productive to put every office worker in a sound proof cube?  It could be transparent so managers can still make sure people are working and the like.  But I mean really, how beneficial is it to me to hear your phone conversation with your bank or whats wrong with your Rock Band drum pedal or the slamming of the printer paper drawer every 20 minutes or your cell phone ringing incessantly on loud and not stopping because you aren’t at your desk to silence it.

Yes, these might all just be pet peeves of mine or they might be total distractions from the work I’m attempting to accomplish.

And for all you about to suggest headphones, tried em.  Slight improvement, but I want silence.


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8 Comments Add your own

  • 1. ben  |  March 4, 2008 at 10:09 pm

    it’s called freelance 🙂

  • 2. steveconroy  |  March 4, 2008 at 10:12 pm

    as in work from home?

    Or are you suggesting quiting and working strictly as a one man show?

  • 3. Richard  |  March 5, 2008 at 2:17 pm

    It seems a little ironic that you would write this post shortly after bemoaning the need for communicative horns systems. The “better” systems can only lead to an increase use of horns — adding to noise pollution everywhere. Will your next post be “I can’t work/sleep — QUIT HONKING YOUR #@&@ HORN”? May I suggest that your next post be on the need for more courteous drivers. Or, spend your time to develop and promote a system of light flashes and [polite] hand gestures to accomplish the same goals.

    What I’m really asking for is a little consistency in how you live your life.

  • 4. steveconroy  |  March 5, 2008 at 2:23 pm

    Office’s are fairly insulated to traffic noise, plus the point of the car horn is not to increase horn usage, but to clarify the reasoning behind the horn honk.

    Ideally, the honking ratio would be equal, if not less, due to improved understanding of why someone honked at you.

  • 5. jared  |  March 5, 2008 at 3:08 pm

    Ironically, I caught the bose noise canceling headphone commercial last night.

    [re-enter headphones]

    expense it!

  • 6. jason  |  March 8, 2008 at 2:49 am

    I like one of their phrases on the bose site.

    “Why hearing less lets you hear more” isnt that an oxymoron?

  • 7. Richard  |  March 11, 2008 at 9:47 pm

    I can really identify with your complaint. We have this one guy in our office who likes to stack the surplus trash cans and knock them down. Scheeze.

  • 8. k-dawg  |  September 23, 2009 at 10:53 am

    I totally feel you pain! I work with this one girl who LOVES to talk! And it doesn’t matter what she is talking about as long as she gets to talk. Plus, she loves to tell everyone in the office the same story, so I get to hear it 15 times! Sometimes I wish she would have a meeting so she can tell everyone at one time her senseless broing pointless ridiculous story.

    oh, and ear phones don’t work!

    thanks for letting me vent to someone who “gets it”


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