Sunglasses and earphones in the workplace !?

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Sunglasses and earphones in the workplace !?

Post by JessB90 » Tue Feb 27, 2018 11:41 pm

Hey everyone!

Anyone else find offices a general nightmare to work in ?

Noisy printers.. kettles boiling.. artifical white lighting.. papers rustling and the general office chatter :Eek:

All of these aspects take me completely off what I am trying to do.. I have now taken to wearing sunglasses to reduce computer and over head lighting glare.
I also wear earphones or sometimes just earplugs to block out background noise.

What are others people's techniques?
I would like to appear less bizarre if at all possible! :lol:

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Re: Sunglasses and earphones in the workplace !?

Post by SwervingCentaur » Fri Mar 09, 2018 7:02 pm

Only worked in one office, but because it was late at night, we were allowed to listening to our music. So the noise of people walking about, or computers, was silenced.

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Re: Sunglasses and earphones in the workplace !?

Post by wadams » Sun Mar 11, 2018 10:32 pm

I find the office to loud and noisy, the bright lights really annoy me as well.

Also I fidget a lot so I worry about who is looking at me.

On a side note, dos anyone know how to actually post on this website.

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Post by Tom fod » Sun Mar 11, 2018 10:57 pm

wadams wrote:I find the office to loud and noisy, the bright lights really annoy me as well.

Also I fidget a lot so I worry about who is looking at me.

On a side note, dos anyone know how to actually post on this website.

I am kind of new here.
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Re: Sunglasses and earphones in the workplace !?

Post by allesandro » Sun Apr 22, 2018 4:43 am

At my last job, we had white noise machines which helped a little, but if you can use ear phones, that's the far better choice in my opinion.

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Re: Sunglasses and earphones in the workplace !?

Post by Dan » Thu Apr 26, 2018 12:45 pm

My mum gets terrible migraines so is always wearing sunglasses where she works due to glare on the computer monitor, the same as you. I don't think there's any problem with doing so.

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Re: Sunglasses and earphones in the workplace !?

Post by Chrido81 » Fri Apr 27, 2018 6:36 pm

Earphones for me are a must. I don't so much suffer with light sensitivity, but my noise sensitivity is pretty acute.

People used to call me "Bat ears" because I can focus in on conversations going on at the other side of a large office.

I work in an admin role in a call centre environment. It is generally ok if its an ambient background noise level (except if everyone is shouting then my brain gets pummelled), but the thing that really grates on me is loud voices and sounds that cut wildly above the background level.

Fortunately I can listen to music and I listen to it loud! It's sound of my choice and I know to expect it because I'm in control of it. I am probably 40% more productive when my earbuds are IN!!

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