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Old 05-08-2009, 09:58 AM
 
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Holy crap. There is a guy at my office that whistles as loud as he freakin can. It has no rhythm, it isn't really any song, it is just lound high pitch whistling that echos in my cube. He will stop. However, when he does he switches to a low rumbling hum. He pounds on his desk, and makes as much freakin possible noise as one man can in an office. There are proably 15 people on this side where the cubes are. NOBODY ever says anything. I am getting a headache, and it is no joke. I don't like to listen to my headphones all day long. I don't understand how everybody can tolerate it, but I don't want to be the first to make a big stink about it. I worked in several offices since being an intern in college. NEVER, have I ran across somebody this annoying.

He is the typical engineer. The dorky guy with no social skills, so he probably has no idea how freakin annoying he is.

OK, just had to get this off my chest. Jesus, If I get laid off, I will see it as a positive thing to not have to deal with this torture!
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Old 05-08-2009, 10:09 AM
 
Location: Wicker Park, Chicago
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Saying typical engineers are like that is an insult, because engineers can be cool too...

What type of engineer are you?
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Old 05-08-2009, 10:10 AM
 
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I'm sure someone will have a better suggestion to end the noise, but in the meantime would you consider a small fan on your desk? It might muffle the noise.
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Old 05-08-2009, 10:18 AM
 
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Why not tell him that it bothers you. Your waiting for someone else ;why?Who is the dork or mouse here?
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Old 05-08-2009, 10:25 AM
 
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Saying typical engineers are like that is an insult, because engineers can be cool too...

What type of engineer are you?
60% of engineers have that actual stereotype. 40% are very sociable, and cool. I am an architectural (electrical/lighting systems for buildings)

Why not take the first stance?

I am a mid-level designer and a year in this company. He is a P.E.(professional engineer) that has been here for a long time. I also hold that engineer stereotype that I hate dealing with conflict.
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Old 05-08-2009, 11:50 AM
 
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Send an anonymous note to HR saying he is creating a difficult work environment.

If that doesn't work go to HR directly and ask for them to either deal with it or give you the tools to deal with it.
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Old 05-08-2009, 11:57 AM
 
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Type a note that says " shut your piehole or I'm going to throw you off the nearest bridge." That'll do it.
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Old 05-08-2009, 12:23 PM
 
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Leave an anonymous note on his desk, in an envelope for privacy, telling him that he's being extremely annoying and please tone it down. Only then, if he continues, go to HR or whoever.
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Old 05-08-2009, 12:30 PM
 
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I like the suggestion of an anonymous note to H.R.
If that doesn't work, then you will have to tell him and hope he doesn't "thump up the volume" just to be canterkerous to his unknown critique!!

oh boy hilarious, if everyone, not just you, is chicken too!! ;-))
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Old 05-08-2009, 03:26 PM
 
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I worked with a guy who smacked on his gum loudly. He would put his headphones on and get especially loud with the smack smack. I kinda didn't want to say anything but I did have a few impulses to pick up something on my desk - a stapler, mouse, book, whatever - and fling it at him.

However, I ended up bringing it up by asking him if he wanted a piece of gum and then saying, "Oh, gosh, can you hear me smacking on my gum over here? That would be really annoying. Please let me know if you ever do..." It didn't work, though. But mainly because he had his headphones on, I believe.

In this case, I'd probably just make some loud, irrelevant, tone-debilitating humming sounds and then when you clearly got his attention and he was staring at you, smile and say, "Oh... did that bother you?" and launch into a joke about it to make it obvious you were teasing him for distracting you. I think you can say justaboutanything if you're comfortable saying it. 99% of the time it only gets tense when you get tense, so handle it in some way that you're comfortable handling it. It's nice if those methods are healthy - like addressing it with him and no one else, IMO, would be *healthy* - but if they're not, that's just you and you have to deal with *you* above all else.
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