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Continuous Partial Attention

schwerve PA systems in workplaces - Chap. My. Ass. (245 comments)

Continuous Partial Attention? Try maintaining any attention when you have this blared out from overhead every three minutes:

Im Selfimportant, you have a call parked on 666. Im Selfimportant, 666 please.

I'm a "knowledge worker." I don't appreciate a voice interrupting my thoughts all the sodding time. I'm scatterbrained enough as it is, but I feel like Harrison Bergeron some days. It's usually a call for someone in Sales or Support anyway; why the fuck not forward the caller to their bloody cell phone, instead of blasting the grating voice of the receptionist to everyone in the building?

more than 8 years ago

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