Post # 1
I share an office with 2 women.
I have only been working here 6 months, so I get that they are close with eachother. Everyone gets along in my office and I think its great.
But here is what I find rude,
there are times when I come in and they are talking and then the two of them are whispering, its obvious they don’t want me to hear, sometimes I will leave the office to give them privacy, but then there are times where I really need to get work done. Then there is another girl from another office that will come in and talk with one of my co-workers and they will start talking but then they will start speaking in another language, again, obvious they don’t want people to hear.
I am not offended, I am not thinking that they are talking about me, I would also never say anything.
Just curious what your thoughts are on this.
Post # 3
@Daizy914: it’s rude to cause disruptions at work for your coworkers. I would simply tel them “Hey, I have a hard time concentrating and getting work done with conversations happening all the time. Do you think you could take them to the break room?”
You could also try headphones with soothing music if that is allowed.
Post # 4
- Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas
I’d just ignore them. I don’t really think of it as rude. I wouldn’t leave my office because of it, either. If they wanted privacy so bad they could go talk somewhere else.
Post # 5
- Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI
This happens a lot to me at work. I share an office with our secretary and people are always stopping by to talk to her. They often whisper because they’re discussing a personal matter and/or because they don’t want to disturb me working. I also don’t think it’s rude really, just part of the office set up.
Then again at my last job I shared an open office with 7 other people, that got pretty loud at times which was worse than two people talking quietly.
Post # 6
I work in a very international office, and there are always people talking in different languages! Usually I don’t mind too much, particularly when it is work related chatter that doesn’t concern me, but when there are only French girls and me there, and they are all nattering away in French I do end up feeling pretty isolated, and find it inconsiderate. When I went to work abroad, I spoke that language as much as possible as I considered it more polite.
Post # 7
- Wedding: March 2014 - A castle!
I have a similar situation in my office. 2 of my coworkers are very very close friends, well besties, and I feel left out a lot, or like the 3rd wheel. Often times they will plan to go to lunch together and leave me out, or ask me to come along as an obvious after thought. They’ve been getting better as I’ve tried opening up and sharing with them more, but sometimes the whispering still goes on. I think it’s kinda rude, but I guess if I worked with my best friend I’d probably do that too and not realize how it looks to others.
Post # 8
I’d probably be kind of annoyed by it, yah. But I’d just try to ignore it.