Go Back   English Forum Switzerland > Living in Switzerland > Complaints corner  
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 05.08.2009, 13:47
J.L-P's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Gocki
Posts: 2,741
Groaned at 53 Times in 27 Posts
Thanked 2,317 Times in 1,044 Posts
J.L-P has a reputation beyond reputeJ.L-P has a reputation beyond reputeJ.L-P has a reputation beyond reputeJ.L-P has a reputation beyond reputeJ.L-P has a reputation beyond reputeJ.L-P has a reputation beyond repute
Music at Work

It s*cks.

I keep changing it from the whiney-boy-song station to Club J.L-P, but someone keeps changing it back.

I can't listen to an ipod, because I occasionally have to answer the phone (mostly mine ).

What should I do? Quitting is not an option.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 05.08.2009, 13:49
Nickers's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Zurich
Posts: 3,693
Groaned at 41 Times in 35 Posts
Thanked 4,899 Times in 1,697 Posts
Nickers has a reputation beyond reputeNickers has a reputation beyond reputeNickers has a reputation beyond reputeNickers has a reputation beyond reputeNickers has a reputation beyond reputeNickers has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Music at Work

get a speaker dock for your ipod and listen to your own stuff - simple
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 05.08.2009, 13:49
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: aarau
Posts: 251
Groaned at 12 Times in 3 Posts
Thanked 152 Times in 83 Posts
superted is considered knowledgeablesuperted is considered knowledgeablesuperted is considered knowledgeable
Re: Music at Work

plug in your USB Microphone.....and sing ya heart out.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 05.08.2009, 13:56
J.L-P's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Gocki
Posts: 2,741
Groaned at 53 Times in 27 Posts
Thanked 2,317 Times in 1,044 Posts
J.L-P has a reputation beyond reputeJ.L-P has a reputation beyond reputeJ.L-P has a reputation beyond reputeJ.L-P has a reputation beyond reputeJ.L-P has a reputation beyond reputeJ.L-P has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Music at Work

Quote:
View Post
get a speaker dock for your ipod and listen to your own stuff - simple
I'm in an open office, no can do.

I'm über frustrated/irritated.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 05.08.2009, 13:58
Malinda
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Music at Work

Quote:
View Post
I'm in an open office, no can do.

I'm über frustrated/irritated.

Find another employer??
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 05.08.2009, 13:58
Traubert's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Zurich
Posts: 1,136
Groaned at 11 Times in 10 Posts
Thanked 2,265 Times in 801 Posts
Traubert has a reputation beyond reputeTraubert has a reputation beyond reputeTraubert has a reputation beyond reputeTraubert has a reputation beyond reputeTraubert has a reputation beyond reputeTraubert has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Music at Work

Quote:
View Post
I'm in an open office, no can do.

I'm über frustrated/irritated.
I once took to the HiFi Radio with a meat cleaver then poured a bucket of liquid glucose over it.

Problem solved.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 05.08.2009, 13:59
J.L-P's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Gocki
Posts: 2,741
Groaned at 53 Times in 27 Posts
Thanked 2,317 Times in 1,044 Posts
J.L-P has a reputation beyond reputeJ.L-P has a reputation beyond reputeJ.L-P has a reputation beyond reputeJ.L-P has a reputation beyond reputeJ.L-P has a reputation beyond reputeJ.L-P has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Music at Work

I'm adding a rant to my rant- open offices.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 05.08.2009, 13:59
summerrain's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Zürich
Posts: 4,350
Groaned at 4 Times in 4 Posts
Thanked 985 Times in 325 Posts
summerrain has a reputation beyond reputesummerrain has a reputation beyond reputesummerrain has a reputation beyond reputesummerrain has a reputation beyond reputesummerrain has a reputation beyond reputesummerrain has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Music at Work

I think its still do-able to listen to the ipod albeit at a much lower volume or in just one ear so that you can hear the phone ring and answer it.

Alternatively, shout "oei" whenever someone changes the station.

*Was kidding about the last one.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 05.08.2009, 13:59
jacek's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Aargau
Posts: 8,865
Groaned at 125 Times in 92 Posts
Thanked 6,609 Times in 3,658 Posts
jacek has a reputation beyond reputejacek has a reputation beyond reputejacek has a reputation beyond reputejacek has a reputation beyond reputejacek has a reputation beyond reputejacek has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Music at Work

As we speak I have been listening to my favourite radio station via audio streaming using the headset in open plan office. Not so loud though so that I can still hear the telephone ringing.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 05.08.2009, 14:00
Nickers's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Zurich
Posts: 3,693
Groaned at 41 Times in 35 Posts
Thanked 4,899 Times in 1,697 Posts
Nickers has a reputation beyond reputeNickers has a reputation beyond reputeNickers has a reputation beyond reputeNickers has a reputation beyond reputeNickers has a reputation beyond reputeNickers has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Music at Work

Quote:
View Post
I'm in an open office, no can do.

I'm über frustrated/irritated.
so how are you listening to the other music/radio?

ah i assume it's a communal office radio
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 05.08.2009, 14:05
J.L-P's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Gocki
Posts: 2,741
Groaned at 53 Times in 27 Posts
Thanked 2,317 Times in 1,044 Posts
J.L-P has a reputation beyond reputeJ.L-P has a reputation beyond reputeJ.L-P has a reputation beyond reputeJ.L-P has a reputation beyond reputeJ.L-P has a reputation beyond reputeJ.L-P has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Music at Work

Quote:
View Post
ah i assume it's a communal office radio
Yessss, hisssss.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 05.08.2009, 14:08
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Zurich
Posts: 13,871
Groaned at 1,320 Times in 886 Posts
Thanked 20,733 Times in 7,947 Posts
Chuff has a reputation beyond reputeChuff has a reputation beyond reputeChuff has a reputation beyond reputeChuff has a reputation beyond reputeChuff has a reputation beyond reputeChuff has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Music at Work

Quote:
View Post
It s*cks.

I keep changing it from the whiney-boy-song station to Club J.L-P, but someone keeps changing it back.

I can't listen to an ipod, because I occasionally have to answer the phone (mostly mine ).

What should I do? Quitting is not an option.
Every time they change it start singing along loudly to the song. With your voice it will either result in a frantic changing of the channel, or summary destruction of the radio and a blanket ban on ever bringing one in to the office ever again. On pain of death.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 05.08.2009, 14:08
JanerMacP's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Turgi, AG
Posts: 1,101
Groaned at 3 Times in 3 Posts
Thanked 791 Times in 428 Posts
JanerMacP has an excellent reputationJanerMacP has an excellent reputationJanerMacP has an excellent reputationJanerMacP has an excellent reputation
Re: Music at Work

Listen to your ipod but just have your headphones in one ear - this is what I do as I also have to answer the phone.

Last edited by JanerMacP; 05.08.2009 at 14:22. Reason: spelling
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 05.08.2009, 14:11
Rustygraben's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Zurich
Posts: 952
Groaned at 5 Times in 4 Posts
Thanked 1,102 Times in 556 Posts
Rustygraben has a reputation beyond reputeRustygraben has a reputation beyond reputeRustygraben has a reputation beyond reputeRustygraben has a reputation beyond reputeRustygraben has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Music at Work

Get a headset through which you can both listen to your music and patch your calls when needed. If your phone uses VoIP it should be feasible without too much technical hassle.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 05.08.2009, 14:22
openid's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Bern
Posts: 499
Groaned at 12 Times in 10 Posts
Thanked 251 Times in 141 Posts
openid is considered knowledgeableopenid is considered knowledgeableopenid is considered knowledgeable
Re: Music at Work

Quote:
View Post
It s*cks.

I keep changing it from the whiney-boy-song station to Club J.L-P, but someone keeps changing it back.
You should have told me before, I would have stopped changing the stations. Anyway, it is never too late .....
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 05.08.2009, 14:27
sharkey's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Lausanne (Previously)
Posts: 763
Groaned at 7 Times in 6 Posts
Thanked 1,107 Times in 500 Posts
sharkey has a reputation beyond reputesharkey has a reputation beyond reputesharkey has a reputation beyond reputesharkey has a reputation beyond reputesharkey has a reputation beyond reputesharkey has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Music at Work

Stay late one day with a set of screw drivers. It should be a simple enough operation to set your preferred station, then render the tuning knob inoperable.
Done and done.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank sharkey for this useful post:
  #17  
Old 05.08.2009, 15:30
Colonelboris's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Southampton, UK
Posts: 1,137
Groaned at 17 Times in 17 Posts
Thanked 1,273 Times in 671 Posts
Colonelboris has a reputation beyond reputeColonelboris has a reputation beyond reputeColonelboris has a reputation beyond reputeColonelboris has a reputation beyond reputeColonelboris has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Music at Work

Either superglue the tuning knob to your preferred frequency or (should you be feeling sneaky enough), remove the plug from the socket, paint the pins with a good coat of clear nail varnish, wait for it to dry and then replace. Having done this to my sister's stereo, I can tell you it takes the the hell of a long time to figure it out...
Reply With Quote
The following 3 users would like to thank Colonelboris for this useful post:
  #18  
Old 05.08.2009, 15:37
szhjcn's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Zurich
Posts: 1,786
Groaned at 4 Times in 4 Posts
Thanked 397 Times in 311 Posts
szhjcn has earned the respect of manyszhjcn has earned the respect of manyszhjcn has earned the respect of many
Re: Music at Work

Guess you are lucky that you can have music on at all. I know many places that this is not possible.

We also have music in our office (which is now provided by my own system), even then I don't have control. Mainly have radio 24 on which is not so bad. Office is pretty empty at the moment so have changed to Sky.FM-Tops Hits, but may change to Absolute Rock in a minute.

We have a temp here and as the speakers were at the end of her desk she kept turining it down so I could not hear it. So had to move the speakers.

Oh what fun......
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 05.08.2009, 15:56
BigBoots's Avatar
Newbie 1st class
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Bern
Posts: 11
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
BigBoots has no particular reputation at present
Re: Music at Work

I listen to absolute radio (English) via the internet all day long.
Top tunes, news on the hour and regular sports updates.
I'm in my own little world!!!
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 06.08.2009, 09:59
szhjcn's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Zurich
Posts: 1,786
Groaned at 4 Times in 4 Posts
Thanked 397 Times in 311 Posts
szhjcn has earned the respect of manyszhjcn has earned the respect of manyszhjcn has earned the respect of many
Re: Music at Work

Quote:
View Post
I listen to absolute radio (English) via the internet all day long.
Top tunes, news on the hour and regular sports updates.
I'm in my own little world!!!
I have a Sonos in the office which streams radio stations from the internet. I love Absolute Rock, but in the morning there is so much drivle (yapyitty yap yap yap). I just want to listed to music, but don't mind the news, however outside of this I don't want a lot of talking, guest callers blah blah blah.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
irritated, music




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
MUSIC ~ MUSIC ~ MUSIC lessons!!! VIOLIN, Piano, Theory mmmilena Commercial 5 23.01.2014 17:19
Does a EU citizen require a work visa to enter Switzerland to be able to work? Spanish Mover Permits/visas/government 9 22.06.2009 19:59
Can an EU citizen work part time (i.e cafe work) in Switzerland? alanmack Permits/visas/government 19 28.11.2007 09:45
[Help needed] EU-National (PhD) and Non-EU partner (work) Residence/Work Permits exe Permits/visas/government 5 15.08.2007 15:05


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 10:50.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0