Not any nicer at all. If anything, my assumption or feeling that the guy I talked to about the noise was lying, well, I was right. Friday they just went over the line. First off, I heard him mention to another employee something I said when we had our private discussion. Then, someone came over to his desk and started taking papers and dropping them on his desk and someone was slamming their pen against the metal lining on top of his cubicle and he was slamming his pen against his desk. By the time I got out of there on Friday, I just wanted to die. Seriously. I sent another e-mail to the HR lead I spoke with (she was out of the office) and explained that things were getting even more carried away now.
So according to HR's original statement to me, "if you talk to him, at least you can say that you tried and that you did what you could", I did try, and with no success to report. However, hopefully they'll help me out with this and maybe bring him in and do more than just smack him on his hand. I'd like them to talk to him, our IT director, and his employer. I'd also like HR to talk to the other person behind all of this as well, and state that their job is at risk if this continues. Maybe then these two can relay this information and tell others to stop.
I've been at this place for seven years, almost 8 now, and I shouldn't be the one to have to leave. Then again, wouldn't I have a case against the company b/c I was forced to leave and I didn't leave b/c I wanted to?