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Old 08-09-2010, 05:25 PM
 
Location: chicago,Il. USA
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I worked with a person who stunk BAD, and we always asked each other how should we deal with him.So one morning before he got there I put a can of arrid deodarent on his desk, when he got there he asked me"what the hell is this for" I said to him its for you, use it now because we cant breath when your around us.He sprayed his armpits but he needed to shower also. It helped for awhile then he started to stink again, thats when hr stepped in and told him to shower EVERY nite and trim your nasty looking beard. He lasted 2 months and then quit.
And after he left the smell was gone
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Old 08-09-2010, 09:05 PM
 
Location: Floribama
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Do his clothes look clean? Some single guys have a bad habit of not doing their laundry. I worked with a guy once that would wear the same sweaty clothes to work for several days in a row, and he stunk.
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Old 08-09-2010, 09:19 PM
 
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If he really smells like s**t, it could be because he either doesn't change his underwear, or simply doesn't wipe himself. We're going through this now with our ds 13, he doesn't wipe, and doesn't care, and he does stink. He says "it my body". Yes, but he's losing every friend he ever had. That's another issue, but some people simply don't attend to their hygiene and think its their right to stink, if others don't like it, that;s their problem. That's my ds attitude.

But if its affecting the workplace, you have every right to ask it be adjusted. I just thought, since you might be hesitant to approach management, we never know what cart we're upsetting, is there an annonymous way to do so, perhaps a "suggestion box" or some annonymous way to let management know so-and-so stinks?
If I had a 13 year old who did not wipe he would be given 2 choices so shower immediately and wash everywhere and start wiping properly OR I will do it for him. He is being lazy and there is no excuse for not using proper hygiene. There is no way on this planet I would allow him to sit on anything in my home either. He would stand when eating, drinking, playing video games, watching television etc. I might be tempted to give him a sleeping bag and pillow to sleep on the floor as well and take everything out of his room. No bed, pillows, sheets, chair, desk, etc. He can live as he chooses AFTER he is grown and pays for everything. Until then he follows my rules whether he likes it or not and proper hygiene is one of those rules.
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Old 08-10-2010, 08:49 AM
 
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Go to the doctor, tell him you are getting nausea and headaches from the smell of the dirtball at work and have him write you a medical recommendation to not be in contact with dirtball. Then ask the HR department for accommodation under the American with Disabilities Act.
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Old 08-10-2010, 09:28 AM
 
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If he really smells like s**t, it could be because he either doesn't change his underwear, or simply doesn't wipe himself. We're going through this now with our ds 13, he doesn't wipe, and doesn't care, and he does stink. He says "it my body". Yes, but he's losing every friend he ever had. That's another issue, but some people simply don't attend to their hygiene and think its their right to stink, if others don't like it, that;s their problem. That's my ds attitude.

But if its affecting the workplace, you have every right to ask it be adjusted. I just thought, since you might be hesitant to approach management, we never know what cart we're upsetting, is there an annonymous way to do so, perhaps a "suggestion box" or some annonymous way to let management know so-and-so stinks?
Go watch the "make love not warcraft" episode of Southpark, season 10 or so. Cartman was so busy playing his game that he had his mom come down with a bucket to poo in so he wouldn't have to stop playing.

P.S. Take ALL electronics away from your son and he will suddenly care.
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Old 08-10-2010, 10:21 AM
 
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Default But what about someone you don't work with?

I have a friend who smells like rotten taco meat. He smells so sour that when he gets in my car I have to open the windows. I have no management that can talk to him for me. How would you handle this in a personal situation?
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Old 08-10-2010, 10:24 AM
 
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Don't allow them in your vehicle? None of my friends go without proper hygiene so I am really at a loss as to handle this. Obviously if someone is outside working and sweating they are going to smell but that is taken care of as soon as the work is done and they go and shower and put on clean clothes. I know after I mow I don't smell like Lilacs either and the first thing I do when I get done is shower.
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Old 08-10-2010, 08:42 PM
 
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We've given him wipes, he doesn't use them. Also, he doesn't flush the toilet.

Until recently---a few weeks ago, dh got tired of the "gift packages" he was leaving. so, he scooped out the mess in a busket and left it in ds room, along with a note, you forgot something, next time it will be "in your face"

You know what? A miracle---his ADHD is cured! Suddenly, ds remembers to flush---every time! Perhaps I should publish that in the Journal of medicine? A breakthrough!
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Old 08-12-2010, 10:35 AM
 
Location: memphis
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I have a friend who smells like rotten taco meat. He smells so sour that when he gets in my car I have to open the windows. I have no management that can talk to him for me. How would you handle this in a personal situation?

be real frank and blunt.approach him and tell him that he has a 'stank'.ask him if he uses or participates in any hygene programs where he lives.tell him any corner store will gladly assist him in his search for great smelling products.
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