OMG! I couldn't agree more. When the boss took away our privilege of using headphones to drown out the din of the ever flapping loud mouths on the workroom floor, the UNION restored this necessity to sanity. It seems productivity went down as the distractions crippled the bottom line & attendance suffered. UNION YES!
This makes me think of the time I was at the gym with headphones on and this man next to me just kept talking to me. I took the earbud out and said, "I can't hear you, I'm listening to music and I'm here to workout." I said that twice. He just kept on talking.