This is a problem at our office. This lady comes in late, leaves early, does little work and talks so loud (smoker and drinker) that we can't but help hear every inane phone conversation she has. Here is what an expert recommends:
The Loud Phone-Talker.
"Obviously the first step is to pull them aside quietly and ask them to lower their voice when using the phone," says Julie Jansen, a career coach, consultant, and trainer. "If this doesn't stop them, you could dish out the same treatment and stand near their cube on your cell phone and talk loudly. Or you can hold up a sign that says, 'Please turn volume down.'"