(Closed) NWR – How Offended Would You Be?

posted 7 years ago in Career
Post # 17
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831 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@elysion:  agree with this – OP should go to manager and have them talk to her in private.

Post # 18
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Greenbrier Country Club

@MrsPanda99:  +1

@OP I can relate to the loud person in the office. I can get really loud (it’s a culture thang) and I don”t even realize it is bothering people.
Definately let her know, but try to be gentle. With how you are describing her, if you PM her, she may make a scene.

Post # 19
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Please say something to your manager. I totally get where you are coming from.  Cube farm here to and the row over from me there is a woman who won’t shut up. She talks all freaking day.  I have gone to my manager once already and quited down. 

Post # 20
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Alert your manager, or HR.
It’s the professional thing to do, though maybe not the most effective.

Does your office have a noise policy?
Mine does.
Our HR made sure to send an email around with a “reminder” about the policy (and copied the policy into the email body) the last time someone had their music on a bit too loud for someone(unfortunatley it was my friend… her music isn’t even that loud!)

Post # 21
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - British Columbia

If I was in OP’s situation, I would send her a meeting invite to go to a private conference room. (It depends on personality — at least one-on-one, if it does get loud, you are in a private room. If you aren’t comfortable talking to her yourself, include your direct manager in the meeting as well)

“Hi (Coworker’s name), how’s it going? Sorry, (coworker), I’m not sure if you are conscious/aware about the noise-level when you are working, especially when you are frustrated at a problem. It has been really difficult for me to focus and be effective/efficient. Is it possible to be more mindful about how you work?”

And if you want to provide constructive feedback as to how she works, tell her firmly — the next time she dumps work on you, “Sorry, this isn’t my responsibility. I already have other priorities to take care of.” (If what she delegates to you isn’t on your job description, you have a right to refuse work)

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