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Old 07-21-2014, 09:28 AM   #1
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Ringtones in an office environment....

Maybe a klaxon is not the best choice for your ringtone in an office environment....

You'd think this would be obvious....

ETA - this person sits about 30 feet from me and it is still very, very loud where I am.
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Old 07-21-2014, 09:35 AM   #2
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My wife used to have several coworkers with very inappropriate ringtones. I keep mine on silent at work (even though mine's just Stairway To Heaven)
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Old 07-21-2014, 09:39 AM   #3
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Sigh...there's a reason phones have a vibrate feature. I never have the sound on when I'm in the office.
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Old 07-21-2014, 09:53 AM   #4
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I don't expect a silent work environment. Hearing someone's phone ring doesn't bother me.
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Old 07-21-2014, 10:12 AM   #5
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I don't expect a silent work environment. Hearing someone's phone ring doesn't bother me.
Hearing a ring isn't an issue, but the choice of ring can be. Some songs or sounds are unprofessional and inappropriate.
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Old 07-21-2014, 10:21 AM   #6
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I don't expect a silent work environment. Hearing someone's phone ring doesn't bother me.
If the ringtone is a klaxon and it is lound enough for me to wonder if the fire alarm is going off, maybe it's not a good choice.
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Old 07-21-2014, 11:44 AM   #7
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I work for a stage agency. We are required to have cellphones on vibrate, no ringing at all.
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Old 07-21-2014, 11:45 AM   #8
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Well, since most of the phones in my office are company phones, and given than a klaxon is one of the few ringtones pre-loaded, I have to assume someone at a higher pay grade approved that as a ringtone.
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Well, since most of the phones in my office are company phones, and given than a klaxon is one of the few ringtones pre-loaded, I have to assume someone at a higher pay grade approved that as a ringtone.
Dozens of company phones going all at once in my office too. I wish I had a klaxon as a ring-tone choice. Then maybe I could tell when it's mine ringing amongst all the beeps, chimes and banjo music.
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I don't turn my ring or alert volume all the way up at work, but I don't try to operate on vibrate except during meetings. You can't hear my phone in the next office. And...professional sounding ring tones? I use a clip from Planet Hell by Nightwish for my general ring tone, and Hamster Dance for one of my personalized tones. Professional enough for ya?
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Well, since most of the phones in my office are company phones, and given than a klaxon is one of the few ringtones pre-loaded, I have to assume someone at a higher pay grade approved that as a ringtone.
I hope no one actually spent time approving a ringtone. We provide cell phones to some people but we aren't checking what the ringtones are on each phone.
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I'm an accountant. One of my previous jobs was like working in a library.....no talking, phones must be on vibrate only, etc. The silence drove me batty. We even had one lady that would go and tattle on employees if she caught them talking. It was horrible.

I much prefer a noisy office. It is easier to block it all out that way.
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I don't know what klaxon is, but I would think your boss would not allow any loud ring tones.

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Maybe a klaxon is not the best choice for your ringtone in an office environment....

You'd think this would be obvious....

ETA - this person sits about 30 feet from me and it is still very, very loud where I am.
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There is something about the Godzilla roar that just makes me giggle. I have found that co-workers don't feel the same way.
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my DS has a ringtone that sounds like raindrops
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