I have a couple of colleagues who carry computers to the booth. Now I'm all in favour of new technologies when they are used to help get through the meeting at hand. However, some people type away like there was no tomorrow, writing emails, playing games, etc. The noise bothers me.
However, some are senior colleagues and I'm afraid to say anything. Are there general guidelines about using computers in the booth?
There aren't any general guidelines and I don't think there's any need. It's a question of basic booth-manners. If by typing your colleague distracts you whilst interpreting, you should say it regardless of their seniority.
Obviously there's no need to be abrupt when saying it, just smile and say it politely, I'm sure it will do the trick. And if it doesn't you can resort to other tactics.
answered 26 Oct '11, 21:10
Marta Piera ... ♦