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Smelly people in my office

jestes

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Since I am now the new flood plain manager for the county I get a real unusual assortment of people in my office on a regular basis. The ones coming to get a mobile home permit can be spotted nearly a block away. I have just finished giving my office a good dousing of disenfectant/deoderizer (sp?) from the last guy that was here.

People, take a look in the mirror and give the bod a test smell before leaving the house please.


"Now most of the people who retire in Florida
are wrinkled and they lean on a crutch.
And mobile homes are smotherin' my keys;
Well I hate those bastards so much.
I wish a summer squall would blow them
all the way up to fantasy land.
They're ugly and square, they don't belong here.
They look a lot better as beer cans. "
Jimmy Buffett

Rant Warning Rant Warning
 

ludes98

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Try working with one!!! Bathing is not optional!! Thankfully they are several cubes away.
 

Big Easy King

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When I worked in the public sector, I saw and smelled it all. (sorry stinky people)

The air is a little cleaner in the private sector! :D
 

Mastiff

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In the private sector... I worked with a little old man who was constantly flatulent, and must have eaten things that one could only imagine!
 

Richmond Jake

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Mastiff said:
In the private sector... I worked with a little old man who was constantly flatulent, and must have eaten things that one could only imagine!
I worked for a planning director who drank diet milkshakes that gave him the farts. It was a small office and it just ranked everyone out. The guy was disgusting.
 

Rem

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Wait till you have to deal with an employee that has this problem and their co-workers come to you to sort it out. Pretty uncomfortable, especially if they are in denial.
 

H

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One day a co-worker of mine came to me as asked, “do you think _____’s office smells like farts?”

I had never thought about it, but next time I went in there I decided, yes, it does. I hate going in there now, and I often have to.
 

Mastiff

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H said:
One day a co-worker of mine came to me as asked, “do you think _____’s office smells like farts?”
It's a great way to keep people out of your office...
 

nerudite

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LOL... funny thread (if you don't deal with the smelly ones much).

I had a co-worker who was just a riot. She just received an awesome new chair when a new director came in and tried to claim it for himself (trading for his nice, but not *that* nice chair). Being a little wacky, she claimed that he couldn't have it since she had already farted in it several times. It skeeved him out enough that he didn't take it. I thought about it every time I sat in her chair though.
 

tsc

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I work in cubeland and have to deal with the smell of moth balls come this time of year....the older generation breaking out the winter clothes.... it is a god awful smell
 

otterpop

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Smelly people

When I was a planner in Ketchikan Alaska I used to have a steady stream of smelly people coming into our office. A lot of times it was a salmon or halibut fisherman who had been on the fishing boat for days and decided to do a little business before going home to clean up. The smell of sweat, gasoline and fish guts is not pleasing to the nose to say the very least. Occasionally it would be someone who had spent the morning and afternoon in a local watering hole and smelled of Budweiser and whiskey. My favorite, though, was a guy who came in for a preapplication conference and smelled of really good "skunk" weed. I nearly got a contact high in my office.
 

Chet

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Rem said:
Wait till you have to deal with an employee that has this problem and their co-workers come to you to sort it out. Pretty uncomfortable, especially if they are in denial.
We just went thru this. It was over-perfume stink, not BO stink. Fortunately, it was anothor dept heads employee, so after I received 2 complaints from my staff, I just had to tell the dept. head to handle it. She is now odoriferous.
 

nerudite

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Funny this topic came up today... right after I did the post about the co-worker who farted in her chair, one of my employees came in and complained about a temp worker who was wearing too much perfume. She'll be here for three more months. I told my boss about it and he's shying away from telling her. I guess I'll have to figure out a way to explain it to her without hurting her feelings. Ugh.
 

Chet

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nerudite said:
Funny this topic came up today... right after I did the post about the co-worker who farted in her chair, one of my employees came in and complained about a temp worker who was wearing too much perfume. She'll be here for three more months. I told my boss about it and he's shying away from telling her. I guess I'll have to figure out a way to explain it to her without hurting her feelings. Ugh.
MAKE THE BOSS DO IT! Shat, I'm so tired of senior managers opting out of their required duties. If you want the pay, do your work, as unpleasant as it might be.
 

Zoning Goddess

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OT: One of my co-workers (an engineer) has a remote-control fart cushion. He loves to sabotage new employees by hiding it under their chair and then activating it from across, or outside, their office, just to see their embarrassment. He also tapes it to himself and steps into people's offices, sets it off, and then makes excuses about eating Mexican for lunch, all the while watching their grimaces as they anticipate the smell.

Back on-topic. A planning manager at a former job always smelled like sour milk. It was horrible having to go check zoning sites with him in the summer. Nobody ever said anything about that. It was his habit of playing with himself all the time that really disturbed us.
 

Rem

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Chet said:
MAKE THE BOSS DO IT! Shat, I'm so tired of senior managers opting out of their required duties. If you want the pay, do your work, as unpleasant as it might be.
I agree. It's uncomfortable but hardly life threatening. The fact she's a temp. should make it even easier. In my case the employee had been in the place for several years before I got there his problem 'ignored' by my predecessors.
 

Rem

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Zoning Goddess said:
A planning manager at a former job always smelled like sour milk. It was horrible having to go check zoning sites with him in the summer. Nobody ever said anything about that. It was his habit of playing with himself all the time that really disturbed us.
Funny, I don't remember you from ....... hehe.

Was it Lacrosse or simply Flower Arranging?
 

Rumpy Tunanator

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Sometimes I fart in my cube when I think the coast is clear.... and then somebody walks by, hah hahahah hahah
-Off topic, does anyone here like to smell their own farts? Haha hahah hh ah hahhhhahh hah hahahahha h
 

Zoning Goddess

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Rumpy Tuna said:

-Off topic, does anyone here like to smell their own farts? Haha hahah hh ah hahhhhahh hah hahahahha h
That is really only a GUY thing. Delicate southern belles do not go there!
 

Zoning Goddess

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Rem said:
Funny, I don't remember you from ....... hehe.

Was it Lacrosse or simply Flower Arranging?
Um, I think it was just a reassurance thing. Like, they're still there. Of course, I remember sitting next to him at one public hearing where he kept snapping his fingers against his, uh, you know. I just kept scooting over closer to the chief planner.

If it was you, why are you asking? ;)
 

Rem

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Zoning Goddess said:
I remember sitting next to him at one public hearing where he kept snapping his fingers against his, uh, you know. I just kept scooting over closer to the chief planner.

If it was you, why are you asking? ;)
I think he and the Chief planner may have double teaming you.8-!

It could be I was counting - 1, 2, ...darn start again 1, 2 ....darn etc. From previous threads we know most planners are inumerate.
 

Zoning Goddess

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Rem said:
I think he and the Chief planner may have double teaming you.8-!

It could be I was counting - 1, 2, ...darn start again 1, 2 ....darn etc. From previous threads we know most planners are inumerate.
Sounds like you know the routine. OK, Larry, when did you move to Australia? ;)
 

el Guapo

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Speaking of...I know a person who has a unique and penetrating body odor. I think it is a medical condition of some sort. We had this person over to visit once back in another town and she left this contact odor on the guest bedroom sheets. It wasn't BO funk and it was not bad "womany issues". Does anyone else know what I am talking about? Shed some light, because this woman's condition has always made me wonder what it was. It is sort of an unspoken assumption with everyone that works with her that is is out of her control and thus not to be discussed. Sort of a handicap in a way.

I have a hard time describing the odor, so I won't unless you ask..
 

Dan

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I had a female co-worker once whose office smelled ... well, kinda' off. It was definitely human, but not body odor or fart gas.

Someone finally thought they figured it out, and revealed it to a few of us. Queefs. It didn't seem likely, but still ...
 

Repo Man

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We get a few people who reek in each week. There are also a few people who come in frequently who have ass-breath. I tremble in fear when they come in because without fail they will smell like they went bobbing for apples in an outhouse. I have to stand like 2 feet behind the counter to avoid their breath.

We have an employee who reeks of perfume and cigarette smoke - lucky for me she is in a different building.
 

Floridays

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We've recently come up with some "new" office policies that every staffer has to sign....one of the issues deals with smells. Such as perfume, etc. Honestly, I think it was crafted because certain people in our office eat some pretty funky stuff at their desk, and it permeates!
However, how can you tell people what they can/can't eat in their office? We have people here from the "islands" and the curry and other stuff is pretty strong, smell-wise! The prob is, they will eat it and then spray strong perfume to cover it up...ick.
 

Seabishop

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I've gotten plans for Dunkin Donuts remodellings that smell strongly of Dunkin Donuts.

I guess a lot of you are going to be buying pretty soaps as secret santa gifts this year.
 

donk

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Floridays said:

However, how can you tell people what they can/can't eat in their office? We have people here from the "islands" and the curry and other stuff is pretty strong, smell-wise! The prob is, they will eat it and then spray strong perfume to cover it up...ick.
My first job out of school one of the other guys was eating a hamburger and the boss came over and reminded him of the no onions in the office rule. The boss hated the smell of onions and was adamant that there would be none in his building.

I wish I could do that here sometimes, one of my coworkers eats things with lots of onions and it makes me sick.
 

H

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donk said:
My first job out of school one of the other guys was eating a hamburger and the boss came over and reminded him of the no onions in the office rule. The boss hated the smell of onions and was adamant that there would be none in his building.

I wish I could do that here sometimes, one of my coworkers eats things with lots of onions and it makes me sick.
That is blatant vegetable discrimination. Remember all the flack Bush got for his hatred of broccoli? I think it cost him the reelection. :p
 
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