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You are right about standing and so many other things. The problem :) with open offices thouhgh is that noise is not a like/dislike thing. You can't choose whether you can concentrate in a noisy envirnoment or not. And oh, you are not offered to choose between open office or not. Some guy decided it and imposed it to you.

You are the one signing to an open office job, after all.

Although during the interview, how do you assess just how noisy the open office is going to be? The interviewer will likely say, "it's not very noisy".

Actually no, I'm not. In most of the times I've been in such places, it was after the company moving.

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