RE: Workplace aural accompaniment (was RE: Telecommuting ...)

Subject: RE: Workplace aural accompaniment (was RE: Telecommuting ...)
From: Lynne Wright <Lynne -dot- Wright -at- tiburoninc -dot- com>
To: "Combs, Richard" <richard -dot- combs -at- Polycom -dot- com>, Ryan Young <ryangyoung -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 26 Feb 2013 20:19:54 +0000

The only thing "distressing" about the original comment, was that it failed at being funny on any level.

Best not to get into an offshoot thread related to musical tastes, possible associations with racism, etc. It's a waste of time and not relevant to this forum.

Let it go....

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Subject: RE: Workplace aural accompaniment (was RE: Telecommuting ...)

Ryan Young wrote:

> I know that was meant as a joke, but I find its overtones and connotations
> quite distressing. Yes, loud music (of any kind) can be very irritating and
> distracting, especially when nearing a deadline. And the people who turn
> the volume all the way up are very inconsiderate and rude. (I favor minimal
> background noise, personally.) But singling out "rap" and calling the
> people who listen to it "pests" and "vermin"--that's something else.

Would you be equally distressed if he'd singled out Klezmer? Bluegrass? Irish jigs? Sea shanties?

Richard G. Combs
Senior Technical Writer
Polycom, Inc.
richardDOTcombs AT polycomDOTcom
303-223-5111
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Re: Workplace aural accompaniment (was RE: Telecommuting ...): From: Ryan Young
RE: Workplace aural accompaniment (was RE: Telecommuting ...): From: Combs, Richard

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