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Show Of Hands July 25th, 2015 3:36pm

Do you listen to music while you work?

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07/29/15 8:36 pm

I heard that video game music (well, non-remixed at least, I suppose) is great at providing mental stimulation while simultaneously not destroying your focus. Can anyone confirm/deny this?

TexasBOS Not in the city
07/29/15 3:01 pm

I do when I can, I work faster with music. However it is against the rules.

Tyler95 Wisconsin
07/27/15 2:52 pm

Working on homework? Yes. Sitting at the office, working? One can only dream that it would be acceptable..

logicalphallus Minnesota
07/26/15 6:31 pm

Love listening to music, but sometimes a little too distracting when trying to learn high level math concepts. For things that require less focused brain power, music is nice to have.

07/26/15 1:24 pm

All the time, it keeps my sanity in tact.

noneoftheabove South Mitten
07/26/15 9:40 am

Music teacher. Part of my job description. Although when listening to my beginning band kids play, the line between "music" and "noise" is very blurry.

07/26/15 2:52 am

Ha. Music is my work. So absolutely.

07/26/15 1:08 am

Usually Pandora

Kenny G for calm
EDM for getting shit done

thisismenow Oklahoma
07/25/15 10:35 pm

Everyday, I'd fall asleep without it.

TopsQueen Oregon Coast
07/25/15 8:09 pm

Yes, that's one of the few times I listen to it. Exercise goes better with music. πŸ‘―πŸŽΆπŸŽΆπŸŽΆ

slickspin Heart of Texas
07/25/15 8:02 pm

Spotify all day. Music varies from day to day.

PresWK Minnesota
07/25/15 8:00 pm

No, the positions of dishwasher and busses don't really allow for listening to music on headphones

GenghisKant Immanuel Khan
07/25/15 6:55 pm

Half the time. I listen to music when doing or grading math, but not when reading or writing.

johnnycub Bronx
07/25/15 6:30 pm

I'm not supposed to. I usually listen to music when I'm doing laundry or walking.

07/25/15 6:06 pm

Yeah. I listen to music all the time. I even listen to metal when I have a headache.

phen nebraska
07/25/15 5:58 pm

Nope. I have random Netflix playing in the background

Sentinel Ya ie wa noh
07/25/15 5:40 pm

Telephone, radio, 2 way, doesn't work too well at the depths I work at.......

moriahdanielle Des Moines, IA
07/25/15 3:32 pm

When I made the schedule (4-6 hours in the office), when I do paperwork at night (~45 minutes in the office), and when I order the truck (~2 hours walking around the back of the store) I do. Other than that, no.

aj1545 Cat Lady
07/25/15 2:51 pm

Not at my job. Only calm instrumental while studying. Anything else destroys my focus.

07/25/15 2:36 pm

Unfortunately it is usually someone else's Country music drivel. If I hear "Your Lips Taste Like Sangria" one more time . . . πŸ˜‘πŸ˜–

moriahdanielle Des Moines, IA
07/25/15 3:32 pm

I love that song.

jenkp223 Being a mommy
07/25/15 6:15 pm

It is played an awful lot on country stations, though...same with Girl Crush.

moriahdanielle Des Moines, IA
07/25/15 6:20 pm

Girl Crush is one of the songs that will make me change stations. I really, really like "John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16" right now. I don't know why.

bMyComrade Beantown
07/25/15 2:13 pm

Not often. For mindless work, I put on movies or tv shows in the background. But for detailed grading or writing I need minimal distractions.

BeachSt Coastal Virginia
07/25/15 5:38 pm

Even with the advice in the article to pick the least distracting music? Or is all music distracting?

bMyComrade Beantown
07/26/15 2:37 am

Depends on how much concentration I need. When I'm grading easy writing or reading for basic content, some music is fine. I have a few selects songs I've listened to since college while I work. But when I need to pull a lot out of it, I need silence.

bMyComrade Beantown
07/26/15 2:37 am

Well, not silence, but essentially white ambient noise. Nothing discernible or catching.

07/25/15 2:12 pm

Spiritual music especially in the morning. Some afternoons it's MJ or shake it, drop it at my desk. Lol!

ZachSquare West Virginia
07/25/15 12:44 pm

Well, I mean I work at Hot no, I listen to screaming adults who act like high school freshmen.

07/25/15 6:05 pm

I think he talking about the musicians not the customers.

BamaGirl ROLL TIDE from Texas
07/25/15 12:13 pm

Around the house not usually... in an office usually.

jvc1133 61535
07/25/15 12:02 pm

All the time. 😎

Laserbeam Back soon
07/25/15 12:02 pm

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bnnt Los Angeles
07/25/15 11:52 am

Yes, mainly classical with headphones. That's the only way I can concentrate.

cdawg Colorado
07/25/15 11:42 am

I wish I could. But I basically work for satan.

CoffeeNow Powderpuff Leftist
07/25/15 12:01 pm

What do you do for satan?

cdawg Colorado
07/25/15 4:43 pm

I'm stealing people's souls at Walmart.

CoffeeNow Powderpuff Leftist
07/25/15 4:51 pm

I always figured satan as a Kmart guy

cdawg Colorado
07/28/15 1:47 pm

Is Kmart still around? Hahah have you ever been to walmart? I think satan works on a large scale.

CoffeeNow Powderpuff Leftist
07/25/15 11:18 am

Why? You an astronaut?

Nos4at2 demented weirdo
07/25/15 11:39 am

I work nights, the noise would wake up people I don't intend to wake up. Bad enough I get enough hassle when I wake the people I have to.

Nos4at2 demented weirdo
07/25/15 11:57 am

That's how we get our assignments to find out where to go next.

gonzoboy Northern AZ
07/25/15 10:30 am

"Yes"! Every Friday, it's music all day! I have Sirius Satellite Radio, with several preset stations. Lithium, Octane, Faction, Joint, Groove, Chill, Classic Rewind, and 80's on 8! With those I'm set from Sun to Sun!

alkie New York
07/25/15 11:39 am

Lithium owns

gonzoboy Northern AZ
07/25/15 11:56 am

Yep. Lithium starts it all off, EVERY Friday, 2:30AM! The other stations may vary in rotation, but it all begins with Lithium...

BamaGirl ROLL TIDE from Texas
07/25/15 12:14 pm

That sounds like a blast! Now, I think I need a Sirus radio!

gonzoboy Northern AZ
07/25/15 12:23 pm

It's kinda cool! It's in my Jeep, at work thru a mini-satellite receiver, my Apple desk top, and an app on my iPhone.
It offers MUCH more than music, and music is ALL separated exclusively by genre, except a few cases where it's separated by decade.

BamaGirl ROLL TIDE from Texas
07/25/15 12:34 pm

Very cool! Thanks for sharing! That may have just moved it to the top of my wish list... Maybe if I'm a good girl Santa will bring it to me. 😁

alkie New York
07/25/15 1:55 pm

I have it in my car and my job has them in my truck as well. No commercials and the same pop crap playing over and over.

StilettoMiss SF med law, meme queen
07/25/15 10:28 am

Flamenco guitar or classical music occasionally :)

akrealist a log cabin in the woods
07/25/15 10:06 am

Selectively. If I'm diving into a task that requires analysis or calculation, I have tunes going in my office. I think it stimulates my analytical side.

Bee Gees on Pandora, baby!

burdman Nowhere
07/25/15 9:56 am

I manage a roller skating rink so there is always music playing. If you're ever in Woodstock GA come to Hot Wheels Skating Center!

RedHale Texas
07/25/15 9:51 am

Only when I'm doing something physical. If I'm trying to think it's not very helpful.

TerryQuinn Stardust
07/25/15 9:44 am

Depends on the work. Music is great for mindless tasks. Not so good when I need to think.

07/25/15 5:04 pm

Same for me. When I really need to concentrate, music is a distraction. But while doing routine tasks, music is nice.

teachinla California
07/25/15 9:40 am

Only when it is scheduled. I was an elementary school teacher. Now that I am retired, I still don't.

GlutenPutin The First Civilization
07/25/15 9:18 am

Actually I've reached the point where I can't work without music on

liamavo2 Texas
07/25/15 9:08 am

It's so much easier to do calculus while I'm listening to music.

Zod Above Pugetropolis
07/25/15 9:03 am

When I "work" around the house, yes, but when I was still working at a job that required focus, never. The last thing I would have wanted would be more background noise or another distraction. And, it wasn't allowed anyway.