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Re: How To Politely Deal With Someone In The Office Whose Coughing Is Out Of Control

Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:26 pm
by Rink
In 2016 I had an awful cough that lasted like 6 weeks and one of the Chief DDAs, whose office was across the hall from mine, eventually just told me to go to the doctor and get tested for walking pneumonia. The doctor diagnosed Reactive Airway and gave me a daily inhaler that worked like a charm. That was in the big gross old courthouse in Portland, where I assume I was reacting to something horrible in the walls like mold or asbestos, even though I've never been a particularly sensitive person.

Now in Rural America, I notice that I get congested and gooey-feeling when the wildfires are bad or in winter when woodstove smoke settles in the little valley where I live, so I start up using the inhaler again during the worst air weeks.

Re: How To Politely Deal With Someone In The Office Whose Coughing Is Out Of Control

Posted: Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:56 am
by ggocat
Guest wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:54 am
Cougher has recently gotten in trouble at work for breaking chairs at his desk.

Can't make this stuff up.
Intentionally or unintentionally breaking chairs?

Re: How To Politely Deal With Someone In The Office Whose Coughing Is Out Of Control

Posted: Mon Jul 23, 2018 1:34 pm
by Cougher
ggocat wrote:
Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:56 am
Guest wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:54 am
Cougher has recently gotten in trouble at work for breaking chairs at his desk.

Can't make this stuff up.
Intentionally or unintentionally breaking chairs?
Supposedly unintentional but there have been three broken chairs in two months.

Re: How To Politely Deal With Someone In The Office Whose Coughing Is Out Of Control

Posted: Mon Jul 30, 2018 7:06 pm
by RespondeatInferior
bk1 wrote:
Wed Mar 21, 2018 2:42 pm
Danger Zone wrote:
Wed Mar 21, 2018 7:57 am
Sinoper wrote:
Tue Mar 20, 2018 10:54 pm
Honestly, if you've got any Dexter in you, this guy seems like the perfect first-go. Some pretty strange stuff could show up on his autopsy and nobody would suspect a thing as long as coughing is a symptom of the cause of death. Doing this might make you a psychopath, and posting this might make me a psychopath, but I'm just trying to keep the discussion going here. Can't blame a man for that.
Seems like a slight overreaction to murder the guy
Also, Dexter's plan was for the bodies not to be found.
Then why did he throw like 50 of them into the same part of the fucking river.

Re: How To Politely Deal With Someone In The Office Whose Coughing Is Out Of Control

Posted: Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:43 pm
by Cougher
The coughing, sneezing, and nose blowing is out of control today. I've been to professional sporting activities that did not even produce this much noise.

Re: How To Politely Deal With Someone In The Office Whose Coughing Is Out Of Control

Posted: Fri Aug 03, 2018 4:22 pm
by Cougher
Cougher was sent home early because he wasn’t feeling well (i.e., causing a disruption with the unbelieveable noise).

Re: How To Politely Deal With Someone In The Office Whose Coughing Is Out Of Control

Posted: Fri Aug 03, 2018 5:13 pm
by Slytherpuff
Cougher wrote:
Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:43 pm
The coughing, sneezing, and nose blowing is out of control today. I've been to professional sporting activities that did not even produce this much noise.
What sport would this be?

Re: How To Politely Deal With Someone In The Office Whose Coughing Is Out Of Control

Posted: Sat Aug 04, 2018 7:57 pm
by Cougher
Slytherpuff wrote:
Fri Aug 03, 2018 5:13 pm
Cougher wrote:
Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:43 pm
The coughing, sneezing, and nose blowing is out of control today. I've been to professional sporting activities that did not even produce this much noise.
What sport would this be?
NFL Playoff games, NBA games, NHL games.

Obviously an exaggeration but you really have no idea how loud and out of control these noises are until you have been around it. It literally disrupts an entire office, even when people close their office doors!

Re: How To Politely Deal With Someone In The Office Whose Coughing Is Out Of Control

Posted: Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:07 am
by Cougher
Monday morning and the cougher is back at it again. HEAVY clearing of the throat, burping, and coughing. Early indications are that he will be sent home again.

Re: How To Politely Deal With Someone In The Office Whose Coughing Is Out Of Control

Posted: Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:38 am
by Cougher
Cougher is currently in a meeting with the Human Resources Department believed to be related to the disruptions caused by his coughing, hacking, sneezing, grunting, burping, and excessive throat clearing.

Here is phonetic example of what the throat clearing sounds like:

HHHUUUURRRRRRMMMMMMMMMMMMMMPPPPPHHHHHHHUUUUUURRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRHURRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRHURRRRRRRRRRRRUMMMMMPPPHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! RAF! RAF! HHHHHHHHHHHHURRRRRRRRRRRRRMMMMMMMMMMMPPPPPPPPPPHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

Re: How To Politely Deal With Someone In The Office Whose Coughing Is Out Of Control

Posted: Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:35 pm
by notlegaladvice
Didn't we go through all of these things already in the prior thread?? Moving desks/floors, talking with HR, telework arrangement, etc.

Re: How To Politely Deal With Someone In The Office Whose Coughing Is Out Of Control

Posted: Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:44 pm
by Cougher
notlegaladvice wrote:
Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:35 pm
Didn't we go through all of these things already in the prior thread?? Moving desks/floors, talking with HR, telework arrangement, etc.
Correct. The coughing and noises have started causing problems again after a short period of relief.

Re: How To Politely Deal With Someone In The Office Whose Coughing Is Out Of Control

Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:31 am
by Cougher
The sneezing, coughing, and throat clearing is in full swing this morning. In what I believe was a direct response to the noise this morning, management has sent out an email reminding everyone to be mindful and courteous of others and noise levels should be kept to a minimum to not distract others.

Re: How To Politely Deal With Someone In The Office Whose Coughing Is Out Of Control

Posted: Sat Sep 01, 2018 4:21 pm
by worldtraveler
Tell him to get tested for nonallergic rhinitis. I have it and it's terrible. When I have flare ups I have a horrible cough that usually scares other people. I have asthma too so it's worse for me. It's essentially that your body is allergic to changes in air temperature and things like the change of the season or inconsistent weather cause inflammation and excessive flem in your chest and sinuses. It's like your have an allergic sensitivity to air/climate changes. I know it sounds ridiculous but it's a real thing.

It can be treated though and can get under control with regular nebulizer use, decongestants, but more importantly living in a consistent climate. If I live places that have consistently hot or mild weather I have few problems. Maybe the dude just needs to move.

Re: How To Politely Deal With Someone In The Office Whose Coughing Is Out Of Control

Posted: Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:23 pm
by Cougher
Cold and flu season is now among us, and the cougher is have a ROUGH go. According to office water cooler talk, the cougher is a mess of coughing, sneezing, and a runny nose. One person close to the cougher described it as if it sounded like the cougher was in pain from sniffing, sneezing, and trying to control the faucet like drip of mucous coming from his nasal passage.

Re: How To Politely Deal With Someone In The Office Whose Coughing Is Out Of Control

Posted: Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:51 pm
by Cougher
It looks like this could be the end of this thread, for now at least. The Cougher has been relocated to a different floor in the office. It seems I will not be receiving as many updates on his noise causing or experiencing it personally.

Re: How To Politely Deal With Someone In The Office Whose Coughing Is Out Of Control

Posted: Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:33 pm
by swing
The end of an era.

Re: How To Politely Deal With Someone In The Office Whose Coughing Is Out Of Control

Posted: Mon Mar 04, 2019 12:27 pm
by JenDarby

Re: How To Politely Deal With Someone In The Office Whose Coughing Is Out Of Control

Posted: Fri Jan 08, 2021 12:17 am
by waldorf
Whatever happened to the cougher?

Re: How To Politely Deal With Someone In The Office Whose Coughing Is Out Of Control

Posted: Fri Jan 08, 2021 4:08 am
by Story
Yes! Inquiring minds want to know.