HELP! One of my co-workers is so stinky I can hardly stand it. It is not locker room BO. It is unbathed for days and really dirty clothing BO. She smells like a homeless person who can't bathe or launder clothing. I can not find answers to this. I tried to get my desk moved and can't. I also can not ask my boss to intervene because she, too, is another stinker! This is not just my problem. My good friend I work with confirms that they are both hygenically challenged.
Dear Biohazard Defense,
At first I had to smile at your letter abut BO. I never thought people were still unaware of their physical conditions. But what to do about it? Get into a conversation about gettin up earlier each morning so that you can have a long hot shower each morning - how good it feels and then getting into nice clean garments. You might tell her what type of shampoo you use for your hair and the soap you use for your body. See what she says and then elaborate on the point of staying clean smelling when you work with people.
I do know that some people perspire profusely and they are always hunting for a remedy. I just read that there is a new pill on the market for just that purpose - to control perspiration. She could ask her druggist or doctor to recommend it. If she does all this she will no doubt be averse to wearing her smelly clothes. As far as your boss is concerned - if you are familiar with her superior you might say something that could be passed along to her. I would be interested in the outcome - keep me informed.
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