Does your place of work have music playing?

Music - Monkey playing a musical instrument
United States
June 17, 2009 1:27pm CST
I know some work places think that music helps the workers perform better or stay more relaxed. Many stores and restaurants also routinely have music playing. Other workplaces feel that it is too distracting. Does your place of work have music playing? Do you find it a pleasure or a distraction instead?Karen
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7 responses
• India
16 Jul 09
Hello my friend PeacefulWmn9 Ji, Music is essential part of our lives. Melody sounds always multiplies in production. While, I was a teacher, children used to love music classes more than any thing else. Musuc keeps mind cleaned. Even my hubby, while gardening will switch on music, he believes taht plant grow better in music. So I am sure without any doubt that music plays important roll everywhere. May god bless You and have a great time.
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• United States
25 Jul 09
hello...i agree, music is an intregal part of life for most of us, starting when we are small children. it has such a power to lift us up. i think of it like smiles...a universal language! karen
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• India
27 Jul 09
Hello my friend PeacefulWmn9 Ji, So nice of you for your positive, encouraging and supporting comments. May god bless You and have a great time.
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• United States
27 Jul 09
Thank you, my friend, and God bless you as well.
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@divkris (1156)
• India
17 Jun 09
Oh! we don't have such luxuries in our workspace. And i would also prefer individual music listening than being forced to listen what is being played. But the idea of having music at work does relieve you of stress and make your workstation more personalized than too mechanical :)
• United States
18 Jun 09
I work from my home, so I have options, which is good. I agree it would be hard to always have to listen to what someone else chose. And, yes, some places do not allow music, depending what the job involves. :) Karen
@Wizzywig (7858)
17 Jun 09
It depends on who is in charge on a particular shift and how poorly the patients are in each bay. I like to have music on as long as i'm not having to listen to detailed instructions at the same time.
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• United States
18 Jun 09
Some people, if ill, love music and some don't. I find it distracting, too, if I'm doing detailed work or trying to listen to someone. Karen
• United States
17 Jun 09
Definitely not able to play music where I work. I work in the basement ("garden level") of my college's admin building proctoring tests and doing secretarial stuff for my department. We definitely couldn't get away with playing music, though I'm sure some students would appreciate it. It would be a huge distraction for a lot of people though.
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• United States
18 Jun 09
I do agree that when trying to study, music or tv or most any noise can interfere with the thinking process. Thank you for responding :) Karen
@BlueGoblin (1831)
• United States
17 Jun 09
No. At my old job we were allowed to play a stereo but my old boss kept switching it to 60s music so we just left it off.
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• United States
18 Jun 09
Music in the workplace is nice...unless you have to listen to someone else's choices rather than your own. Thank you for responding. Karen
• United States
17 Jun 09
The job I work can be very solitary and so we can play music if we want to. I will listen to music sometimes and others I just enjoy the quiet. The nice part about it is that if I do not want to hear noise I can turn it off and I get to choose what I listen to if I do want to hear music.
• United States
17 Jun 09
Hi :) Music is good company when you work alone a lot. Also great is that you get to choose the kind and when and how much you listen to. I appreciate your input. Karen
@Canellita (12056)
• United States
28 Jul 09
The right music can make a huge difference in your environment. I bring music to work to play while I am teaching. Even if the kids don't get into it, the music keeps me calm and we all have a better day, lol!
• United States
30 Jul 09
LOL, yes, a calm teacher makes for a happier class :)