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Old 02-17-2015, 01:48 PM
 
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Engineer? Soundproof his cubicle space? Put a soundproof bubble around your space?

Never mind my humor, unless either of those options can be done. I feel for you. Hmmm, I would just tell him to shush. If he's a nice guy, he'll probably understand. Don't tell him how bad he is at whistling, just be like, I can't work with this noise. He may simply be oblivious to it. Some offices, people can be noisy and nobody cares. Be friendly about it. Umm, if that doesn't work? Time for cubicle wars. Though, I have to admit that whistling and noise wouldn't bother me.
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Old 02-17-2015, 01:59 PM
 
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-I deal with a woman who yawns loudly any chance she gets and takes every call on speaker phone, including calls on her cell. She refuses to close the door to her office so I feel your pain
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Old 02-17-2015, 07:33 PM
 
Location: Michigan
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Plug his desk computer into a "Clapper".

Every time he gets loud enough, his pc will reboot. Hopefully he won't have saved any data before.
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Old 02-17-2015, 07:36 PM
 
Location: Suburb of Chicago
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The OP hasn't been on c-d since November 2009, a few months after posting this thread, so it appears he went over the edge.
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Old 02-17-2015, 07:42 PM
 
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I worked with someone who would whistle an annoying tune throughout the halls and in our tiny room that had two other desks. Then sometimes he'd start tapping and slappin' his hands around like he was a one man band. It really is annoying, and I never found the courage to ask him to politely stop. I'm a chicken about confrontation as I hate the fact that it can make things awkward, no matter how nicely or politely you tell the person what's on your mind.

Once someone did ask him (jokingly) to stop, and he got the hint. But he started up a day later again.

I started wearing headphones or I'd leave to take a 'break' whenever he'd start, and luckily he'd get the hint then, too, and just stop. Maybe that'll help you, OP.
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Old 02-17-2015, 07:53 PM
 
Location: Verde Valley AZ
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I worked with someone who would whistle an annoying tune throughout the halls and in our tiny room that had two other desks. Then sometimes he'd start tapping and slappin' his hands around like he was a one man band. It really is annoying, and I never found the courage to ask him to politely stop. I'm a chicken about confrontation as I hate the fact that it can make things awkward, no matter how nicely or politely you tell the person what's on your mind.

Once someone did ask him (jokingly) to stop, and he got the hint. But he started up a day later again.

I started wearing headphones or I'd leave to take a 'break' whenever he'd start, and luckily he'd get the hint then, too, and just stop. Maybe that'll help you, OP.
We have an older guy where I work who whistles all the time. Not a tune or anything, just a whistle. I honestly don't think he even realizes he's doing it but early in the morning you can hear him half way across the store. And it's a BIG store. Well, we always know when he's around and he can't sneak up on us! lol Maybe it's like a Tourettes (sp) type thing with this guy. He's not really annoying so nobody complains.
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Old 02-18-2015, 11:22 PM
 
Location: Planet Woof
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Does the guy have Tourette's or something?

I'd lay a note on his desk, signed ''Ann Onymous'', saying ''Your whistling and humming are very annoying. Please stop it or we will go to HR with a formal complaint.''
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Old 02-25-2015, 01:14 PM
 
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Don't go postal on us. I don't want to see that kind of "news" on the national reports later today. Enough of that bs.
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