I work in a cubicle city.. There are probably about 200 people on the floor where I work. Another department hired someone about 2 weeks ago who seems to be pretty ill. She is an elder women who hacks and coughs at a very high volume all day long. When she blows her nose it sounds like she is trying to pass a bus through her sinuses. I feel bad for her. As usual I just put my headphones on and do my job. (when I'm not here.) Some of my co-workers have complained to my boss about her. I'm not saying they are wrong the new worker is pretty loud. They make jokes about her and I just keep quiet and nod. I wear my headphones because my co-workers play music (boring radio pop music ,) pop gum, slam the door I sit next to, have loud phone conversations with their freinds, etc. So it's not like we are in a library. I just tune it out an do my job. My boss asked me what he should do and I didn't have an answer for him. I just hope this new employee doesn't lose her job over this.