How to Deal With Loud Coworkers

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Ask people to keep it down

I’ll be the first to admit, I struggle with this. How do you work the sentence “Please don’t have speakerphone calls with your therapist at work” into a conversation?

Wear headphones

Not just earbuds; headphones. These allow you to block out sound with ambient noise or music. (I like to use a Youtube videos of rainfall.)

Set a good example.

I try to stay out of the office as much as I can when I’ve got a nagging cough, and I try to keep my voice at a low volume.

Move.

Moving to a new seat can be helpful if you’ve got a neighbor who’s less than quiet.

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