having earphones in is generally perceived as a “do not disturb” signal

Having earphones in is generally perceived as a “do not disturb” signal, and some AirPod users use this fact to strategically avoid awkward small talk. But in the collaborative workplace, constant use of AirPods has sometimes been interpreted as a sign of disrespect to fellow co-workers, causing conflict in the office. A college professor has… Continue reading having earphones in is generally perceived as a “do not disturb” signal