I work in an office like this... they are all women and they won't shut up... ever. The job I do requires heavy concentration and quiet and they just don't get it. They (mgmt) are trying to split the department up and put them in a different room but some days I think I will just freak out.
I am female and I suppose yakking endlessly about stupid garbage is what we are 'supposed to' do ... whatever... but I just wish they would stop talking about female enhancement surgeries, rotten husbands/boyfriends, personal problems and the latest celebrity death/turmoil.
I mean I am always drug into these conversations with a comment like, "what do you think..." I just want to say... I think you are all stupid for talking about mundane cr-p when you are supposed to be working and that you can't find anything intelligent to talk about that requires a fourth of a brain. But I just smile and turn and listen for a few minutes to seem like I am 'fitting in' and then turn back to my work.
I've talked to my supervisor about it and she told me to tell them to shut up... wonderful... no, I'm not able to do that... she's told them I don't know how many times to keep the talking down so we can work and they shape up for a day at the most and then it goes right back to the way it was. The talk OVER the cubicles and really loud on the phones in addition to the gathering and talking with each other.
I guess I am turning this into a rant... or did it start that way... sorry... this just hit a nerve for me. They are all good people and are nice in their own ways but sometimes I just wish they would SHUT UP.