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liberalhistorian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-13-07 01:32 AM
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30. Well, then, I guess you should be glad
for "freaks" like me who wear hearing aids, eh? Geez, why don't we ALL do you a favor and just die already. Sheesh. :eyes:
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  -Starbucks employee sues over coffee shop noise Omaha Steve  Dec-12-07 07:46 PM   #0 
  - This is worthy of a lawsuit?  Buzz Clik   Dec-12-07 07:48 PM   #1 
  - It's worthy. Way too many people are clueless as to what loud noise  RC   Dec-12-07 07:56 PM   #5 
  - We're talking Starbucks here, not an automobile assembly plant.  Buzz Clik   Dec-12-07 07:58 PM   #7 
  - Probably the only way to make Starbucks take it seriously.  Orsino   Dec-13-07 08:09 AM   #42 
  - Have you heard those machines that BEEP?  femrap   Dec-13-07 12:11 PM   #67 
     - And the Starbucks people are master sculptors. You're right. n/t  sfexpat2000   Dec-13-07 01:57 PM   #75 
  - yeah, noise pollution is harmful and crazy making  katty   Dec-13-07 11:57 AM   #65 
  - No, it's not.  MattSh   Dec-13-07 01:14 PM   #70 
  - I do. I'm related to a doctor who specializes in hearing, and she...  johnfunk   Dec-12-07 08:20 PM   #11 
  - Hm. Ok. The Starbucks around here are pretty laid back and relatively quiet.  Buzz Clik   Dec-12-07 08:23 PM   #12 
  - The ones here are like a tomb. I'm curious though. Who was it that forced  acmavm   Dec-13-07 06:15 AM   #36 
     - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Dec-13-07 09:09 AM   #52 
  - 90db an hour is the osha reg  Pavulon   Dec-12-07 08:30 PM   #15 
  - Dude, you don't have to yell.  Fierce   Dec-12-07 09:15 PM   #20 
  - What? nt  Javaman   Dec-13-07 09:10 AM   #53 
  - From what I recall  Thothmes   Dec-13-07 07:41 AM   #38 
  - Well, then, why don't we all just stay in bed.  MNDemNY   Dec-13-07 10:59 AM   #61 
  - Anyone can file a suit for anything.  tabasco   Dec-12-07 09:03 PM   #18 
  - Eh, most of these types of stories are meant to inflame you  treestar   Dec-13-07 09:33 AM   #57 
  - Good point.  Buzz Clik   Dec-13-07 12:31 PM   #69 
  - I just bought two pairs of noise cancelling headphones as gifts for $25.  lumberjack_jeff   Dec-13-07 10:27 AM   #60 
  - Here's an idea, work somewhere else!  madeline_con   Dec-12-07 07:50 PM   #2 
  - Agreed. NT  cstanleytech   Dec-12-07 09:38 PM   #22 
  - exactly.  QuestionAll   Dec-12-07 10:45 PM   #26 
  - if what post #15 says is true then no one should work there. osha has  orleans   Dec-13-07 03:14 AM   #33 
     - "Work somewhere else" is one of the cries of the union-busters.  Orsino   Dec-13-07 08:11 AM   #43 
        - I am with you 100% ! I am sick of corporate loving lackies!  8643   Dec-13-07 08:40 AM   #47 
        - There Are Many Corpo Loving Fools On DU  Binka   Dec-13-07 11:35 AM   #63 
        - delete dupe  8643   Dec-13-07 08:40 AM   #48 
        - exactly. n/t  orleans   Dec-13-07 02:31 PM   #79 
  - She was eventually diagnosed with "hyperacusis"  seriousstan   Dec-12-07 07:54 PM   #3 
  - the article is unclear  pitohui   Dec-12-07 07:59 PM   #9 
  - If you walk into a place that is producing  Pavulon   Dec-12-07 08:38 PM   #16 
     - she mentioned the buzzing ovens--i will add the frapachino blenders n/t  orleans   Dec-13-07 03:16 AM   #34 
        - Down with Frapachino Blenders !  SpiralHawk   Dec-13-07 06:24 AM   #37 
           - YEAH! (what's a proletariat?) n/t  orleans   Dec-13-07 02:30 PM   #78 
  - I can't see hyperacusis being caused by workplace sounds. That would require painful levels.  Xithras   Dec-13-07 01:34 PM   #71 
  - My father lost his hearing  LiberalEsto   Dec-12-07 07:54 PM   #4 
  - the federal regs aren't being enforced at casinos, bars, restaurants  pitohui   Dec-12-07 08:02 PM   #10 
     - True that. The stress of noise pollution is unacknowledged in our culture.  CLW   Dec-12-07 09:28 PM   #21 
     - So...  D__S   Dec-12-07 11:38 PM   #28 
        - How could my dad train himself  LiberalEsto   Dec-13-07 08:23 AM   #46 
        - In a word, yes.  lynnertic   Dec-13-07 09:17 AM   #56 
     - Abercrombie & Fitch comes to mind  LiberalEsto   Dec-13-07 08:19 AM   #45 
        - They also constantly sell cheap clothes at rediculous prices  YOY   Dec-13-07 09:08 AM   #51 
        - EXCELLENT example  AngryOldDem   Dec-13-07 11:44 AM   #64 
  - People should not have to work in a noisy, Ear damaging ...  BlueJazz   Dec-12-07 07:57 PM   #6 
  - Yes you can  Thothmes   Dec-13-07 07:43 AM   #39 
     - I meant if you had to hear orders and instructions all day long.  BlueJazz   Dec-13-07 09:15 AM   #55 
  - The real question is, Did she suffer loss of hearing/damage to  Quakerfriend   Dec-12-07 07:58 PM   #8 
  - noise pollution can cause severe emotional and physical conditions, especially short loud high pitch  sam sarrha   Dec-12-07 08:53 PM   #17 
  - DBs over 8hr?  Pavulon   Dec-12-07 08:25 PM   #13 
  - Get a different job?  provis99   Dec-12-07 10:18 PM   #24 
  - Maybe OSHA's protocol on this is not quite perfect at this moment?  LanternWaste   Dec-13-07 12:16 PM   #68 
  - OSHA Rules are Clear  Indy Lurker   Dec-12-07 08:26 PM   #14 
  - Another way of putting it: 90dB is a jet plane at 300m overhead; hearing loss starts at 85dB...  DRoseDARs   Dec-12-07 09:13 PM   #19 
  - Like I said in post #5...  RC   Dec-12-07 09:49 PM   #23 
  - Yep. 90db is the noise level of a lawnmower. I've never heard a Starbucks that loud.  Xithras   Dec-13-07 01:37 PM   #72 
  - I find this to be really interesting and wouldn't discount it.  harmonicon   Dec-12-07 10:23 PM   #25 
  - a condition that makes people overly sensitive to everyday sounds  D__S   Dec-12-07 11:19 PM   #27 
  - Well, then, I guess you should be glad  liberalhistorian   Dec-13-07 01:32 AM   #30 
  - link? i'd didn't see where it said she chose to live there.  orleans   Dec-13-07 03:24 AM   #35 
  - If you can't stand the noise of corporate people making and drinking corp-o-slop...  Voltaire99   Dec-12-07 11:41 PM   #29 
  - I'm gonna be real uncool here and  liberalhistorian   Dec-13-07 01:40 AM   #31 
  - Good luck to her. It's disturbing to read that Starbucks allowed an unsafe work environ to exist.  BlueIris   Dec-13-07 02:49 AM   #32 
  - I'm sensitive to noise and always wondered how anyone could work  sfexpat2000   Dec-13-07 07:50 AM   #40 
  - Interesting. I'm not sensitive to most sounds (honking horns and barking dogs being the exceptions).  Buzz Clik   Dec-13-07 08:06 AM   #41 
     - Maybe a combo of their blenders, the grinders and the AC?  sfexpat2000   Dec-13-07 08:16 AM   #44 
  - what next suing for a caffine addiction n/t  allisonthegreat   Dec-13-07 08:47 AM   #49 
  - I've wondered myself about a lot of retail establishments.  hedgehog   Dec-13-07 08:48 AM   #50 
  - If she had this condition to begin with, one would think  Javaman   Dec-13-07 09:12 AM   #54 
  - I work in an environment in which OSHA standards have been occasionally exceeded.  MilesColtrane   Dec-13-07 10:02 AM   #58 
  - did it not occur to this woman to purchase ear plugs?  Scriptor Ignotus   Dec-13-07 10:12 AM   #59 
  - Put on some ear plugs and try to take an order.  sfexpat2000   Dec-13-07 01:54 PM   #74 
  - This is just part of the audio-visual clutter that goes along with our society...  KansDem   Dec-13-07 11:24 AM   #62 
  - how about ear plugs?  IronLionZion   Dec-13-07 12:03 PM   #66 
  - How can you wear plugs and interact with a production line?  sfexpat2000   Dec-13-07 01:51 PM   #73 
     - Deaf people do it every day.  IronLionZion   Dec-13-07 02:16 PM   #76 
        - And it's not reasonable to ask someone who isn't disabled  sfexpat2000   Dec-13-07 02:19 PM   #77 
           - Actually they do have to comply  Indy Lurker   Dec-13-07 05:13 PM   #81 
  - self - delete  BellaLuna   Dec-13-07 02:33 PM   #80 

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