[Histonet] Music in the Laboratory

Kim Donadio one_angel_secret <@t> yahoo.com
Wed Jan 18 18:52:55 CST 2012

I agree with what you say Andi.  Music is a great stress reliever as well. Ive always let the group decide if they are all willing to tolerate other kinds of music to be fair. I always ask them to try to keep it clean. Don't want to offend 
With that being said. I myself have had to tone it down because I love me some disco music:).  

Yes, ring my bell and shake your groove thing lol

Without further silliness. Music is great in the lab if you can get the people to agree on compromise.if you have someone you know is very strict and you know Katy perrys I kissed a girl song is going to send them over the edge.  Don't do it. Let them use headphones. Because you wouldn't want someone claiming harassment. 
Kim D
On Jan 18, 2012, at 10:12 
AM, "Grantham, Andrea L - (algranth)" <algranth <@t> email.arizona.edu> wrote:

> Good Morning all,
> I have worked in labs where music was played and loved it. Music keeps you going all morning and even in the mid-afternoon when you hit that "slump" time. If it is not inappropriate music or loud enough to be distracting when someone comes in with a question or when the phone rings I don't think it is a problem.
> One of my pathologists always listened to conservative talk radio and turned me on to it so being as how I'm lucky to usually be the only one in my lab I've become a talk radio junkie when I'm not listening to a novel on my iPod.
> Andi
> (I love my lab!)
>>> Greetings.
>>> I would like to know what other histology laboratories allow for music
>>> players while working.  Do you have formal policies about music content or
>>> volume?  Do you allow lab space doors to remain closed to muffle the
>>> volume  of
>>> what is being played?  Are headsets allowed?
>>> I am a terrible judge of this because I personally prefer to work in a
>>> quiet environment.  I am trying to be open minded, as long as the work gets
>>> done.  However, one of the techs had a song playing today that I  believe
>>> was
>>> inappropriate for general listening in the lab.  Am I just out  of touch?
>>> Is that dang "F" word just something I'm going to have to learn  to accept?
>>> Do you have a written policy?  When/how/why was it  implemented?
>>> I should mention that it's a small private lab, with minimal patient
>>> traffic.  We do see our share of FedEx, UPS, sales & service  reps.
>>> Your ideas on this is very much appreciated.
>>> Dorothy
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