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Old 09-09-2018, 08:47 PM
Location: lake charles
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Originally Posted by elnina View Post
Are you standing in front of an open window, OP? If you are so disturbed by thunderstorms - try broom closet or bathroom. Those usually have no windows and are pretty quiet even during severe thunderstorms

Constant, non-stop thunderstorms? Seriously?
Thunderstorms are most common in Summer. Per stats there are in average:
7 in June,
11 in July and
10 in August
now, how constant and nonstop is that?
i guess its all relative, seeing the op is from the west coast where thunderstorms are nonexistent. but i still cant figure out how they are loud enough to disrupt the meetings.
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Old 09-09-2018, 08:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Jack Lance View Post
I'm on the phone a lot myself and really can't recall a time when thunder interrupted anything I was doing. My dog has been a much bigger problem, so I think you are exaggerating the problem. Does it scare your clients to hear the thunder ?
Iím in the same boat. Iíve been in business here for nearly two decades and have never had it be a problem while on the phone
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Old 09-10-2018, 04:42 AM
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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Maybe OP is just afraid to use a phone during thunderstorms?
Using a corded telephone during a thunderstorm is discouraged because the phone is physically connected by wires to the outside. A cellphone, however, has no such physical connection and the electric current from a nearby lightning strike cannot reach it. It is perfectly safe to use a cellphone during a thunderstorm.
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Old 09-10-2018, 07:21 AM
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Maybe his clients are dogs and they start shaking and whining and trying to crawl into his lap? That would bother me too. Well, actually, that would be awesome to work for dogs, so never mind.

Maybe he's trying to pass himself off as being in the same location as his clients and the thunder gives him away?

Either way, I'd say that the past week has been stormy, which is typical for afternoon at this time of year. But after October/November it won't be as often.
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Old 09-10-2018, 10:20 AM
Location: League City
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We just had a teleconference with a consultant in Buffalo. As everyone is aware, it's raining pretty bad around Houston (9/10/18, morning). He joked about the Bills qb rating, but said nothing about the thunder that shook the building over here.
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Old 09-10-2018, 11:01 AM
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Maybe it is something like the sensitivity of his speaker phone. I am sure it varies from model to model but I recently used my Samsung S9 on speaker phone and my associate complained about background noise when my ac was running. He could literally hear the vents....weird
Maybe the OP needs a headset.
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Old 09-10-2018, 12:05 PM
Status: "Adios to dummyland" (set 47 minutes ago)
Location: Land of the Caddo and Tonkawa
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If a thunderstorm forms, get into your bomb shelter, turn off your phone, and cry for mama.
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Old 09-10-2018, 12:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Houstonian7 View Post
I recently moved to Houston from the west coast. I work by consulting with clients over phone or web meetings. I usually need the room to be quiet when I have calls/meetings. The constant loud thunderstorms is being a problem for me.

How many thunderstorms are there every year in Houston where people on the other end of the phone can actually hear them? How do business people have meetings/calls with clients with constant, nonstop thunderstorm sounds in the background?
Get a headpiece, stop using speakerphone and you will be fine. Then ask yourself how it is that something as mundane as a storm has caused a problem for you.
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Old 09-10-2018, 04:00 PM
Location: San Diego, CA
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I feel you OP, Houston weather can be wild compared to the West Coast. But it still aight compared to places up north.
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Old 09-10-2018, 08:51 PM
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I thought people here would be happy that temperatures dropped 10-15 degrees thanks to the rain we are getting
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