(Closed) Okay, my co-worker (female) smells bad again today, should I say something

posted 7 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
5977 posts
Bee Keeper

Say something to HR. It’s not your job to make sure that she keeps up with her hygene, but it is HR’s job. If there’s an issue, they should be the ones who take care of it. If it comes from you, it could be seen as a form of harrassment.

Post # 4
5496 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2010

I agree. Tell HR and they should handle it. Sorry you have to deal with that!

Post # 5
7695 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I agree with saying something to HR.

Post # 6
16195 posts
Honey Beekeeper

Talk to HR for sure. They handle those kinds of personnel issues.

Post # 7
4803 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Definitely HR!  Not in your job description!

Post # 8
2871 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

ewww… sorry.

yeah, march on over to HR and save the awkwardness for them.

Post # 9
11325 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

Def HR. 

Post # 10
6998 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

poor girl – she has to be aware of it right?!

how embarrassing! i would not want to be the person to tell her, so walk down to HR.

Post # 11
1087 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Go to HR they are trained to handle these kinds of issues sadly.

Post # 12
1119 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

As someone who works in HR, I sympathize with and don’t envy the HR person in your company who has to have the conversation with her, but yeah, it’s their job. Let them do it.

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