why do people use speaker phones to do everything? i despise hearing people check their voicemail over speaker phone, and to listen to them dial someone's number and let it ring before they pick up when the other party answers.
To establish their presence?
I feel your pain. It's usually hopeless to tell these people to stop doing what they are doing, since it's their jobs to be on the phone. You will just get the "duh!" look back. The guys doing it here are usually business people.
Hey, that's the joy of open offices. People keep informed by osmosis.
Personally, I love speakerphones. Usually the guy screaming on the speakerphone is also the most clueless in the office, so you tend to overhear the funniest things...
I once worked in an open plan office where someone insisted on condcting telephone conferences there on his speakerphone. I left.
Next time he is in a meeting, just walk over and loudly announce something like "Hey Chris, I found a great article that might help you with those hemorrhoids you were complaining about. Should get you back in action at the Leather Shaft in no time".
Just me (Sir to you)
Or just have your friends call up clueless-speakerphone-user's phone and leave fun messages. Potentially more fun, but is harder to trace back to you.
Oh my God, that's the perfect solution!
Hire one of those phone sex people to call and tell him what a naughty boy he's been. Preferrably with a German accent. Just try to not crack up when he checks his voice mail. Maybe shove your tie in your mouth to muffle the laughter.
I work near one of those idiots...
I Ain't Skared
i think it's an interesting correlation that the most egregious user of the speaker phone also says, "liberry" instead of "library."
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