How peaceful is your working environment? My town centre workshop
had been peaceful for most of the 26 years I’d been there.
Unfortunately, recent years has seen a growing trend where shops
and stores play loud music during business hours to drum up trade,
often to the detriment of those trading around them.
Recently, I won a three year noise pollution battle against a fashion
store and was enjoying the satisfaction it gave me. Unfortunatly
this was short lived, as today a multiple store opposite has placed
speakers outside their store entrance and are playing loud music
into the town centre which continued all day long. A telephone call
to the store manager was met with the comment “the speakers are on
our property and they are there for advertising” I was hoping for a
more sympathetic response from the “Woolworths manager” but should
have known better from past experiences. I have no idea if this is to
be a permanent fixture, but I’m already aware of the effects it will
have on me. Modern trading methods have robbed me of the once
peaceful workshop I enjoyed. I do miss it and wantit back.