Jeez, are you okay over there?
August 23, 2012 10:15 AM Subscribe
I'm fairly new at my job (about six weeks in), and I have a co-worker who coughs all day long at ~30-second intervals. All. Day. Long.
posted by yalestar to grab bag (33 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
The job is otherwise delightful, but this thing is driving me absolutely bat-turd insane. On my third day during lunch I bought noise-cancelling headphones, but only Slayer and Lightning Bolt at headache-inducing volumes can drown out the constant hacking. I don't work directly with her; we've only spoken once, when I was briefly introduced to her. Our office isn't really big enough for me to find a better spot, and remote working is discouraged except for occasionally.
I lack the confidence at this stage to ask her about it directly, so I need some coping strategies. I need some coping strategies!!!