I guess I’m sort of boring because I like my cell phone ring tone to sound like a phone. Some people like to have music and some like to personalize their ring tone to their personal interests. Others like to have the latest and most unique sounds to impress their friends. Whatever your personal preference is, there are some ring tones that may get you in trouble at work.
- Take This Job and Shove It song – This famous song by Johnny Paycheck may not be the best choice if your phone rings while your boss is within earshot. He or she may take it the wrong way and you’ll find yourself in the unemployment line.
- F***in’ Perfect song – You may really like this song by Pink but others in the room may take offense to the choice of vernacular. Others may not quite agree with your opinion of yourself, especially if you just screwed up at work.
- The Lazy Song – I suppose this is a popular ring tone for people who don’t have a job, but your boss or supervisor may not be impressed. Definitely not appropriate for the workplace.
- Siren – This ring tone is not only inappropriate for work it’s annoying anywhere you go. It would be an especially poor choice if your job is something illegal like in a chop shop or you work for the mafia.
- Flatulence – There are whole bunch of different versions of this ring tone and none of them is appropriate anywhere if you’re over 12 years old. Your female coworkers will tend to avoid you if this is comes from your phone.
- Belching – This is another rather immature choice if you want to remain employed. Even if the burps are synchronized to classical music, nobody is going to appreciate it.
- King Kong – Several of these annoying ring tones are available, but may be less than popular with your coworkers and supervisors at work.
- Say Hello to My Little Friend – If you work in a post office or school, this one could not only clear the room, but get you fired. I don’t think anyone you work with will find it amusing.
- Orgasm – Whether you’re male or female, this will probably raise some eyebrows while you’re in a board meeting. This or any other sexual ring tones would not be appropriate for the workplace.
- Funny sounds – When you’re looking for a new ring tone, anything categorized as a funny sound is something you want to stay away from. Whether it’s laughing, screaming, snoring or animal sounds, none of these will win you any points in the workplace.
The choice of ring tones for your cell phone seems limitless, so be discriminating when making your choice, while keeping your workplace in mind. What may be amusing when you’re in a bar or at a ball game may not reflect well on you with your coworkers or boss. Jobs are hard to come by these days, so don’t let our phone get your fired. Perhaps you should select something that will have people wondering if you have a little more class than they previously gave you credit for.