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Avoiding the Rush

Tuning out talk radio in the office, plus rules for early arrivals and a houseguest who won’t leave.

I work in a two-person office with my boss. He listens to Rush Limbaugh and other conservative talk shows while we are in the office and when we are driving in the car to a job site. I am finding it harder and harder to listen to those shows, which I find increasingly offensive. In the car I generally can tune it out by bringing something to read. Would it be rude to bring a personal music player to the office and listen to it with headphones while I'm working, explaining that I find listening to talk radio while I work distracting?

 K.D. / Cambridge 

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