Post # 1
How do you tell a co-worker that they smell and need to shower?
I can’t stand the smell of this person, it’s like when you take out old fabric flowers and they have that musty smell with cat urine….. ugh. … when he walks by it takes my breath away almost burns like old ladyperfume but not even one iota of it smelling decent… How do you nicely tell him to take a shower before work?
Post # 3
@AndysCraftsNmore: I think it very presumptuous to assume this person is not showering. The odor may be due to disease, house-keeping, or a number of other problems. Therefore, I don’t think that “showering” would be a fair request.
Can you asked to be moved to a new location if it bothers you too much?
Post # 4
everyone knows this person smells and try to keep them a little further away its kinda sucks but ugh…greasy hair, the same outfit (max that i seen) 4days in a row…not a very clean person so i dont think it has anything to do with anything medical…the person lingers in everyones area just “stops over to say hi, and doesent leave until the boss call…
Post # 5
bring it to HR it’s not your place to say anything.
Post # 6
+1, it’s definitely the job of HR to handle this. That’s part of their job description.
Post # 7
Mention your concern to HR. Sometimes this can be a health problem-whether physical or mental e.g. depression.