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My audio system may make me lose my job

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I work from home and always have music in the background when I am not on conference calls. Until recently this was more background music. Over the past few months my system has undergone a significantly evolution. Recently I am finding I get distracted from my work by the music. It is not uncommon for me to be nose down in my computer and then my ear catches something in the music and the next thing I know I am no longer working but rather getting engaged in listening.

I can’t tell if this is a good problem to have or not. In light of some of the more involved discussion happening on the site, I thought I would share a very positive message about our shared hobby.

Updated 08-27-2012 at 04:35 PM by Jsmith

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  1. curmudgeon's Avatar
    ... so I deliberately throttle my employer workplace scenario by using crummy Logitech speakers at quiet background levels, eschewing headphones, only listening to MP3s or Internet radio, and only letting myself be interrupted when I hear something new that seems like it might have interesting potential.

    My home office is different, so when I telecommute, I must exercise great restraint, lest my FLACs coming over my ASUS Sonar Essence and through my FA-002s overwhelm my better judgment ... In fact, I try to restrict this scenario only to Internet browsing/research and go completely SILENT when coding, writing proposals or documentation or doing other critical work, telling myself that my reward for good behavior will be to go upstairs later to the listening area for more complete immersion. [sigh]