You ever have anyone who uses their speakerphone for everything? There is someone about two cubes over that must be hard of hearing because he cranks up the volume and uses that speaker phone for everything. It's annoying as hell to everyone around me. After so many years around airplanes I tend to tune things out, noise does not bother me but man I am in the middle of a regular drama shop since everyone else is so upset about it. Someone clearly complained because his manager come over today and told him to knock it off. (She was much nicer I am just keeping it short)
So then he spent the next hour complaining loudly about how she could not tell him to turn his phone down! She did not have the right.
The hour-long rant was reminiscent of my hero Milt from Office space!
So now just to be spiteful he has really cranked up the volume.
Now while it is not bothering me it is a problem and I do like being a problem solver and clearly the direct approach is not working well so I had another approach that better suits my personality and that should solve the problem.
The next time he leaves his desk I am going to go down to one of the empty conference rooms, deepen my voice as much as I can and leave him a voice mail that goes something like, "Hey there my big sweet guy! Wow, you were a real wildcat last night! All these months we been together how come you never told me you like it so rough? Well from now this cowboy is going bronc busting so I hope you are ready for the hard ride big fella!"
What do you want to bet he will never listen to voice mail on his speakerphone again?
I am all about the creative solution!