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Dana Worley [mailto:dana -at- campbellsci -dot- com] said:
> I suggest
> noise filtering headphones. I looked at them at one time (to
> filter out
> a particularly annoying "personality" who moved into our area), but
> unfortunately, most are better at filtering mechanical noise than
> voices. (Check the internet; I found some good reviews.) But, even if
> they won't filter all of the noise, it's bound to filter some
> and that
> might be enough of an improvement to help your productivity.
Unfortunately, I think that most such headphones tend to be
designed to do the least filtering in the range of human
voices (the notion being that you want to screen out mechanical
and wind noise, but that you want to still be aware when people
address you... or shout "Fire!" or "Free money!" or whatever).
> I would continue to bring it up with your manager. If you've got a
> review coming up soon, discuss it then. Your manager may just not
> realize that it *really is* an issue.
> I could really use some headphones today. They are stripping off the
> metal siding from our building in a remodelling effort!
You should have been here when they decided that the
wiring conduits between floors were insufficient.
Days and days and days of drilling through reinforced