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Topic: There is a chick at my job with horrid BO
Posted By: sugabanana
Subject: There is a chick at my job with horrid BO
Date Posted: Aug 22 2014 at 8:55pm
There is a chick at my job with extreme horrid BO. I'm new but other people have been dealing with it for a while. She passed by me in the hall and I kept smelling myself like WTF is that smell. The girl is on a different team and had to travel with my friend out of town for a conference. MY friend unfortunately had to sit behind her and she said the whole side of the plane was stanking due to her BO. Everyone in the department talks about her. smell like arm pits and like when a kid didn't wipe their ass properly.

MY question is WTF didn't one of yaall say something to her or pull her to the side? She's black by the way and make very good money. I really am confused like cant you smell that?



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Posted By: MsBMW
Date Posted: Aug 22 2014 at 9:05pm
sorry what does BO mean?


Posted By: MsBMW
Date Posted: Aug 22 2014 at 9:06pm
ok BO= Body Odor 
ok is it her underarms or something 


Posted By: saxssyvixen29
Date Posted: Aug 22 2014 at 9:06pm
nvm, you figured it out.


Posted By: Lite Brite
Date Posted: Aug 22 2014 at 9:08pm
LOL sug is mad

that sh*t is offensive as fck though. My job is FULL of unpleasant odors Cry


Posted By: HaitianLuv
Date Posted: Aug 22 2014 at 9:11pm
damn i wouldnt know what to say to her. I'll probably inform management and make my boss do the dirty work of breaking it to her


Posted By: BBpants
Date Posted: Aug 22 2014 at 9:12pm
lol I wouldn't say sh*ttttt.....Get someone else to do it


Posted By: Gkisses
Date Posted: Aug 22 2014 at 9:14pm
Maybe she got bacterial vaginosis. Put a note on her car,make it look like a ticket. Assault of the sinuses


Posted By: mzsophisticated
Date Posted: Aug 22 2014 at 9:16pm
Chile... there was a lady that use to work at my job that smelled like fish but none of the people on the team would tell her. I know HR or a manager can handle those difficult conversations. I lose all respect for you when I can smell yo stank coochie and musty underarms


Posted By: jonesable
Date Posted: Aug 22 2014 at 9:19pm
Give her one more week to be stank.
Maybe she's working through it!


It's hard to do this with someone you work with.
If someone at work told me I was stinky I would hate them forever and try to get them fired .


Posted By: thickblkbarbie
Date Posted: Aug 22 2014 at 9:20pm
Leave her a note, and a bar of soap , or just leave the soap, hopefully she will the the message!


Posted By: Fcgriffin
Date Posted: Aug 22 2014 at 9:33pm
I dealt with that too. The stench was so bad my nose would bleed. I had to report her to the sup.


Posted By: india100
Date Posted: Aug 22 2014 at 9:38pm
Human resource can speak to her in private . High levels of stress can cause body odor for example .The lady may have Diabetes.

When diabetes is untreated, it's possible to experience what's called diabetic ketoacidosis. Without enough insulin, the body starts to break down fat for fuel, which leads to a build up of ketones in the body. That buildup in turn may produce a change in body odor.

Maybe her water is cutoff or simply bad hygiene .

Place a small piece of cotton with a dab of alcohol like I do on the job.

I would speak to HR if nothing change . Some women are simply too lazy to shower , but will lay that hair and makeup out ! lol


Posted By: OhMyCurlz
Date Posted: Aug 22 2014 at 9:46pm
Highly off topic but, India I bet you are a WONDERFUL nurse. Smile I hope when I start working as a nurse I'm half as caring as you are <3. 




Posted By: OhMyCurlz
Date Posted: Aug 22 2014 at 9:49pm
If she's musty or it's a booty funk I'd tell her straight up, but in a nice non-messy way with no one else around. 

If it's cootchie funk, I don't know....that's an embarrassing convo all the way around.


Posted By: indiecat
Date Posted: Aug 22 2014 at 9:52pm
Are you sure that it isn't you?





Posted By: Josephuss
Date Posted: Aug 22 2014 at 9:52pm
get her email and send her an anonymous email regarding your issue with her BO. let her know youre serious and have no animosity for her, but wish to avoid the awkwardness of telling her in person.

this might actually be terrible advice and can potentially backfire.


Posted By: Fcgriffin
Date Posted: Aug 22 2014 at 9:53pm
Get some vicks vaporub and dab a little under your nose in the meantime


Posted By: india100
Date Posted: Aug 22 2014 at 9:54pm
Thank you OhMyCurlz .^^ I think you will be a wonderful Nurse .


Posted By: spencer4hire
Date Posted: Aug 23 2014 at 2:08am
I had a lady on my team with this very problem ... Smelled like fish and her breath wrecked of strong garlic .... I left soap and Scope at her workstation . She got the message.


Posted By: callmeDEva
Date Posted: Aug 23 2014 at 6:52am
Nooo don't leave a bar of soap that's so mean


Posted By: ms_wonderland
Date Posted: Aug 23 2014 at 7:18am
Disgusting. How can you fan the funk around an enclosed space all day. I bet she has cats too.


Posted By: MizzAmirah
Date Posted: Aug 23 2014 at 8:57am
This entire thread killed me. Leave her a note. Tell her exactly what you described in this thread. Give her a week. If no improvement. Go to HR. If she improves, send her another note, cheering her on to continue until the funk goes away completely. 


Posted By: indiecat
Date Posted: Aug 23 2014 at 9:04am
Bath and body works gift card or gift basket, but get a card and tell her she's doing such a wonderful job at work and that you appreciate her.


Posted By: JamCaygirl
Date Posted: Aug 23 2014 at 9:12am
I would do what Joe said and send an anonymous email.
Some people smell strongly for various reasons, maybe she is ill, or stressed, or maybe it is a hygiene thing.

But I would rather know than find out people were talking behind my back

side note, but I noticed after giving up processed food i am still fairly fresh at the end of the day, you really are what you eat...


DOES F2 NOT WORK ANYMORE?????


Posted By: zolloh
Date Posted: Aug 23 2014 at 9:37am
suga, BHM gon' have you get written up for harassment or creating a hostile work environment by sending anonymous emails, post it notes, leaving japanese cherry blossom soaps on this funky woman's desk etc.... tell your supervisor/HR and let them higher ups handle it


Posted By: HeyBeautiful18
Date Posted: Aug 23 2014 at 9:47am
Dont be mean. Im sure she doesnt realize she smells  Cry 

Someone should tell her privately, one on one.

Joes idea of the anonymous email or note seems like a good way.


Posted By: kerysdream7
Date Posted: Aug 23 2014 at 9:52am
She must not have any close family members or friends Cry


Posted By: Missvw
Date Posted: Aug 23 2014 at 10:19am
Send an email


Posted By: rell85
Date Posted: Aug 23 2014 at 10:21am
People get offended when confronted about their odors.


Posted By: Omgitsdannie101
Date Posted: Aug 23 2014 at 11:10am
I don't know my mom's good friend recently admitted to her that she has that rare condition where she smells like fish constantly, she got blood work and have seen specialist. She said people around her would leave soap on her desk and stuff until one of her friends pulled her aside. I've never smelt her but she stands far away from people and basically takes a sponge bath every two hours. It sucks because there's no cure for it. I don't know that might be the case with yourcoworker here or maybe she just doesn't showerCry


Posted By: newdiva1
Date Posted: Aug 23 2014 at 2:11pm
Let HR handle it. U don't know what's going on with this person and for real for real...it's not your business. Don't get me wrong...it's sucks but be mindful of how you come off if u approach the person ...in email or physically. (which I wouldn't recommend) You'll be the one looking like an asshole. Not to mention u just might be the one to fired since you could open up your company to a lawsuit.

I got two stories. 1. We had the same thing on my job. Dude walking around hella stank. Co-worker brought in a can of Big Fresh (yes Big Fresh) and got in trouble. Come to find out HR already knew. It was his medication.
2. this involves a co-worker that I work closely with and she's excellent peeps. I've known and worked with her for over 8 years. So I went out with some black co-workers and one of the newer girls at the time brought her up. She got shut down real quick. The folks who really knew this woman from way back never said what the issue was but whatever it was it and she was not to be talked about. I've never asked (and i'll never ask my coworker ) but since newgirl got shut down so quick that leads me to believe that with her it's not because she doesn't wash. *shrugs* sometimes she comes in smelling like armpits and other times she comes in april fresh.

sorry for all the words and yeah I know. Those were cool stories.


Posted By: keepgrowing
Date Posted: Aug 23 2014 at 2:51pm
In my clinic there is an anonymous evaluation you get on a monthly basis from supervisors and employees. One of the questions asks if the individual practices good hygiene as well as arrives to work fresh and dressed appropriately. We always laugh at that question, but I guess now I know why it is necessary. 


Posted By: Wildfire
Date Posted: Aug 23 2014 at 2:51pm
my friend says there was a girl at her job who had a horrid BO cause by some sort of unusual gynae issues. There was nothing the girl could do about the smell. I would just die.Dead


Posted By: Wildfire
Date Posted: Aug 23 2014 at 2:54pm
we are too quick to judge. Im pretty sure no one enjoys stinking on purpose. maybe she has a condition? if she does, leaving her a note and soap wont help. The latter is rude IMO --unless you know she's being smelly on purpose


Posted By: Wildfire
Date Posted: Aug 23 2014 at 2:56pm
Originally posted by india100 india100 wrote:



I would speak to HR if nothing change . Some women are simply too lazy to shower , but will lay that hair and makeup out ! lol

people really do this??Confused


Posted By: lanae
Date Posted: Aug 23 2014 at 5:04pm
Do you speak casually with her? I think forming a friendly relationship would help especially since she obviously doesnt have good enough acquaintances at work. Soon after, pull her to the side and tell her she has a distinctive smell. Tell her that you had a similar problem growing up (even if its a lie) and how u overcame it by wearing a certain brand of deodorant, body powder, showering twice daily etc. End the convo on a good note. If nothing change, then report it to HR.


Posted By: Blac1Chyna
Date Posted: Aug 23 2014 at 5:31pm
I work with a girl who is straight musty. I wonder if im the only one who can tell or do other ppl smell it but they just don't say sh*t. she has a lil work clique so im surprised none of them aint let her know she might wanna shower before work.

some ppl just slack. they shower the night before and only "wash up" in the morning. hey summer time is in full effect, only ppl who haven't hit puberty can get away with that...and even then its good to get kids hygiene together early


Posted By: eanaj5
Date Posted: Aug 23 2014 at 5:33pm
Originally posted by Blac1Chyna Blac1Chyna wrote:

I work with a girl who is straight musty. I wonder if im the only one who can tell or do other ppl smell it but they just don't say sh*t. she has a lil work clique so im surprised none of them aint let her know she might wanna shower before work.

some ppl just slack. they shower the night before and only "wash up" in the morning. hey summer time is in full effect, only ppl who haven't hit puberty can get away with that...and even then its good to get kids hygiene together early

unless u sweating oceans in your sleep, i dont see the problem with the bold. taking 2 showers within an inactive 8/9hr time period for why?


Posted By: ms_wonderland
Date Posted: Aug 23 2014 at 5:37pm
here we go lol


Posted By: Sang Froid
Date Posted: Aug 23 2014 at 5:43pm
LMAO. 
You don't go to sleep and wake up smelling stank.
It don't work like that. 




Posted By: OhMyCurlz
Date Posted: Aug 23 2014 at 5:45pm
Showers in the evening. H0 baths in the morning. 


Posted By: BBpants
Date Posted: Aug 23 2014 at 5:51pm
I love hygiene threads lol


Posted By: exoticmami06
Date Posted: Aug 23 2014 at 5:58pm
Originally posted by indiecat indiecat wrote:

Bath and body works gift card or gift basket, but get a card and tell her she's doing such a wonderful job at work and that you appreciate her.
this is a good idea


Posted By: newdiva1
Date Posted: Aug 23 2014 at 6:01pm
Originally posted by SamoneLenior SamoneLenior wrote:


who is funky on BHM?




Girl please. U know we all bathe 5 times a day. Twice in the blood of The Fae. Soap made out of glycerine and ground Pegasus feathers.


Posted By: keepgrowing
Date Posted: Aug 23 2014 at 6:15pm
I have to shower in the morning cause it helps me wake up


Posted By: sugabanana
Date Posted: Aug 23 2014 at 8:19pm
Yall don't paint me to be the office Biotch....If it was just under arms that is understandable. I'm Nigerian and musty underarms are like perfume in Nigeria. Everyone is damn near musty. But with her its the combo of the sh*t smell. 

I can't really talk to her because I just started the job. I'm a newbie. Everyone in the department knows. All the YT people know and just accepted it. My thing is why can't non of her friends tell her tho. There are only but few blacks in the doggone department. Funny thing is she like to get all close up in your personal space. 

To the member that asked if it was me....That's why I smelled myself a few times to check. I  personally know I have to change deodorants when the season changes. Like I can't wear secret when the summer starts turning to winter. I have to wear degree cos no matter how much deodorant I use I still smell kinda musty. I learned that real quick.  


Posted By: JamCaygirl
Date Posted: Aug 23 2014 at 11:22pm
Originally posted by eanaj5 eanaj5 wrote:

Originally posted by Blac1Chyna Blac1Chyna wrote:

I work with a girl who is straight musty. I wonder if im the only one who can tell or do other ppl smell it but they just don't say sh*t. she has a lil work clique so im surprised none of them aint let her know she might wanna shower before work.

some ppl just slack. they shower the night before and only "wash up" in the morning. hey summer time is in full effect, only ppl who haven't hit puberty can get away with that...and even then its good to get kids hygiene together early

unless u sweating oceans in your sleep, i dont see the problem with the bold. taking 2 showers within an inactive 8/9hr time period for why?



If anyone feels they need to shower twice daily, this should be encouraged.


Posted By: aNgElIc*SoUl
Date Posted: Aug 23 2014 at 11:47pm
Originally posted by Omgitsdannie101 Omgitsdannie101 wrote:

I don't know my mom's good friend recently admitted to her that she has that rare condition where she smells like fish constantly, she got blood work and have seen specialist. She said people around her would leave soap on her desk and stuff until one of her friends pulled her aside. I've never smelt her but she stands far away from people and basically takes a sponge bath every two hours. It sucks because there's no cure for it. I don't know that might be the case with yourcoworker here or maybe she just doesn't showerCry


I've heard of that condition(it's actually been discussed here before), it sounds horrible. Poor lady.

Now as for nasty heffas who don't wash they ass it's a different story. All that pretty smelling crap will not really help, it just mixes with the funk and doesn't get to the root of the problem. She needs an anti bacterial soap like Dial.


Posted By: Bored w/Out Me?
Date Posted: Aug 24 2014 at 12:30am
This girl at my job has gotten her bo under control cause I haven't wanted to vomit going into the bathroom after she's been there cause Honey.... one day she had a skirt on and stepped out the elevator I had to get on....shoood that elevator was smelling like dead diseased fish. I was sick to my stomach then I started to feel sorry for her.


Posted By: carolina cutie
Date Posted: Aug 24 2014 at 12:54am
Originally posted by newdiva1 newdiva1 wrote:

Originally posted by SamoneLenior SamoneLenior wrote:


who is funky on BHM?




Girl please. U know we all bathe 5 times a day. Twice in the blood of The Fae. Soap made out of glycerine and ground Pegasus feathers.
Those doves that Prince talks about? I moisturize with those tears NewDiva.Stern Smile


Posted By: eanaj5
Date Posted: Aug 24 2014 at 1:50pm
Originally posted by JamCaygirl JamCaygirl wrote:

Originally posted by eanaj5 eanaj5 wrote:

Originally posted by Blac1Chyna Blac1Chyna wrote:

I work with a girl who is straight musty. I wonder if im the only one who can tell or do other ppl smell it but they just don't say sh*t. she has a lil work clique so im surprised none of them aint let her know she might wanna shower before work.

some ppl just slack. they shower the night before and only "wash up" in the morning. hey summer time is in full effect, only ppl who haven't hit puberty can get away with that...and even then its good to get kids hygiene together early

unless u sweating oceans in your sleep, i dont see the problem with the bold. taking 2 showers within an inactive 8/9hr time period for why?



If anyone feels they need to shower twice daily, this should be encouraged.

if you need to then you need to, but dont imply that if you dont that youre dirty.


Posted By: newdiva1
Date Posted: Aug 24 2014 at 2:05pm
Originally posted by carolina cutie carolina cutie wrote:

Originally posted by newdiva1 newdiva1 wrote:

Originally posted by SamoneLenior SamoneLenior wrote:


who is funky on BHM?




Girl
please. U know we all bathe 5 times a day. Twice in the blood of The
Fae. Soap made out of glycerine and ground Pegasus
feathers.
Those doves that Prince talks about? I moisturize with
those tears NewDiva.Stern Smile





Posted By: coconess
Date Posted: Aug 24 2014 at 5:57pm
She probably doesn't know..
I wouldnt go to HR. Smh...

Find a way to nicely tell her or give her a hint/sign


Posted By: uppitynegroid
Date Posted: Aug 25 2014 at 4:07pm
Originally posted by sugabanana sugabanana wrote:

Yall don't paint me to be the office Biotch....If it was just under arms that is understandable. I'm Nigerian and musty underarms are like perfume in Nigeria. Everyone is damn near musty. But with her its the combo of the sh*t smell.


Dead! LOL

Real talk:  my mom is a nurse and has worked in a supervisory position for many years.  Whenever the fresh off the boat (right outta the village) Nigerians would start working at her job she would notice some of them would have BO.  She would go in her car then come back inside and ask to speak to them privately.  She would then tell them their BO was a problem, and hand them a bag of deaodarent, body wash, and teach them about all the different methods of hair removal. 

When she told me I asked her how many of them would cuss her out, and she said till now, all of them have been genuinely grateful for her advice.  I couldn't do it though! LOL


Posted By: uppitynegroid
Date Posted: Aug 25 2014 at 4:12pm
Originally posted by CherryBlossom CherryBlossom wrote:

Originally posted by sugabanana sugabanana wrote:

Yall don't paint me to be the office Biotch....If it was just under arms that is understandable. I'm Nigerian and musty underarms are like perfume in Nigeria. Everyone is damn near musty. But with her its the combo of the sh*t smell.



I know it sounds bad, but it can be true. Nigerians who emigrate from the countryside do have different hygienic practices than the ones who come from the city. I see it all the time there. My family always has to teach the help that comes from the village how to shave, bath well, etc. They also do not wash their clothes often so sometimes their actual bodies don't smell, but they have a foul odor because they've worn the same pants a dozen times without washing it.


Posted By: Princess_S
Date Posted: Aug 25 2014 at 6:43pm
Originally posted by indiecat indiecat wrote:

Are you sure that it isn't you?



CryCryCryCry
 MAN THIS KILLED ME!!!!! LOLLOLLOL


Posted By: mizzsandra00
Date Posted: Aug 25 2014 at 6:59pm
Originally posted by carolina cutie carolina cutie wrote:

Originally posted by newdiva1 newdiva1 wrote:

Originally posted by SamoneLenior SamoneLenior wrote:


who is funky on BHM?




Girl please. U know we all bathe 5 times a day. Twice in the blood of The Fae. Soap made out of glycerine and ground Pegasus feathers.
Those doves that Prince talks about? I moisturize with those tears NewDiva.Stern Smile


*ugly laugh*


ND you been watching Lost GirlEmbarrassed



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