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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Downing, David [mailto:DavidDowning -at- Users -dot- com]
> Sent: March 3, 2004 1:09 PM
> To: TECHWR-L
> Subject: RE: Quiet workplace
> Did you ask the offender to tone it down BEFORE you started posting
> those transcriptions? While we're about it, did you ask the person
> twice? I personally b believe that, in the name of fairness,
> you should
> use the "baseball system" in a situation like this. Tell
> them twice and
> take action only upon a third instance of the offense.
Oh, hell yes.
I asked and it would improve -- for an hour or so.
After a while my requests just netted an impatient
gesture of dismissal. The offender got way more than
three strikes. Strangely (yeah, right...) the offender
never seemed to carry on loud "private" phone conversations
while the boss was around.