Smelly Co-Worker - page 6

What would you all do about a co-worker with an odor problem? This gal LOOKS clean but she smells BAD. The beginning of the shift is fine, the middle of the shift and things get bad. I see her... Read More

  1. by   Bipley
    Quote from TheCommuter
    I'll try. I'll brb in a few.....
    Hey.. be sure to use a crappy email addy that you don't care about spam mail!!! Don't use your real email addy.
  2. by   Cute_CNA
    Quote from Bipley
    I think her overall personality is why she hasn't had complaints from staff and patients. But that doesn't mean SHE isn't suffering. I have no idea if her problem causes physical pain, but obviously it MUST cause emotional pain.
    You're probably right. And SUFFERING is likely a very good way to describe it. Can you imagine, being in her place and trying to do everything that she can possibly think of, and nothing works? Maybe that is what's happening. Imagine the humiliation it has caused her, the hurt that she may experience every day, but perhaps does not always show. For all you know, she's experienced that every day of her life for years. I wonder if she feels that she has absolutely no control over this? I think a lot of people would not understand the depths of despair a problem like this can cause. And it isn't funny. Not by a long shot. I'm sure she is WELL aware of it.

    Please keep these things in mind, and ask yourself if it is really going to be helpful to say anything.
  3. by   TheCommuter
    Quote from Bipley
    Hey.. be sure to use a crappy email addy that you don't care about spam mail!!! Don't use your real email addy.
    I tried it and basically ran into a brick wall.....
  4. by   Bipley
    Quote from asoldierswife05
    it has to be done in sequence though i think. and email addresses have to be entered in all lower case too. Maybe this is just a bogus website. I had no problem entering my info as a user but then when I tried to register from the links they sent me for the additional person...it kept giving me an error. from the looks of it though its probably not a nice email...not something you would want to send to your friend. But I bet it would be funny as hades to us!
    I think it likely has to be from two unique IPs. IOW, two different users with different computers. Commuter will be the 3rd person so we'll know for sure now.

    But yes, I'm sure it isn't a nice email. I'm betting it isn't something I'd want to send to this gal!
  5. by   nurse4theplanet
    grrrr....I got the notification but it is still giving me an error...think something is wrong with the site. You can try reaching the link they sent me

    http://YouHaveBO.com/getnotice.php3?...956ab6c0621a1c
  6. by   nurse4theplanet
    Quote from Bipley
    I think it likely has to be from two unique IPs. IOW, two different users with different computers. Commuter will be the 3rd person so we'll know for sure now.

    But yes, I'm sure it isn't a nice email. I'm betting it isn't something I'd want to send to this gal!
    yeah the only thing i can think of is for two successfully registered users to send it to someone who has never been on the site before. oh well...nice try
  7. by   Bipley
    Quote from Cute_CNA
    You're probably right. And SUFFERING is likely a very good way to describe it. Can you imagine, being in her place and trying to do everything that she can possibly think of, and nothing works? Maybe that is what's happening. Imagine the humiliation it has caused her, the hurt that she may experience every day, but perhaps does not always show. For all you know, she's experienced that every day of her life for years. I wonder if she feels that she has absolutely no control over this? I think a lot of people would not understand the depths of despair a problem like this can cause. And it isn't funny. Not by a long shot. I'm sure she is WELL aware of it.

    Please keep these things in mind, and ask yourself if it is really going to be helpful to say anything.
    You know, CuteCNA... I have always been impressed with your posting style but now I am even more impressed. You hit the nail on the head. I just HAVE to believe this is the issue.

    She is a sweet and kind person. I honestly believe there is a medical problem and I totally agree with you. She has likely tried just about everything and nothing works. I too, am quite sure she is well aware of it simply by her behaviors at work.

    I think it will be helpful if I say something assuming I may have her cure. If she reasearches this she is going to find it is because she is too alkaline and that is WRONG! Merely going by a patient I had with the same odor, it is because she is too Acidic. I may well have the cure, but she will have to hear me out.

    I just don't have good approach with these issues. I'm farrr too blunt.

    Sure wish YOU were here, you would have a much better approach than I.

    BTW.. I darn sure wish you were a CNA in MY hospital! You don't just have knowledge of your job, YOU have wisdom. A huge difference!
  8. by   Cute_CNA
    Quote from Bipley
    You know, CuteCNA... I have always been impressed with your posting style but now I am even more impressed. You hit the nail on the head. I just HAVE to believe this is the issue.

    She is a sweet and kind person. I honestly believe there is a medical problem and I totally agree with you. She has likely tried just about everything and nothing works. I too, am quite sure she is well aware of it simply by her behaviors at work.

    I think it will be helpful if I say something assuming I may have her cure. If she reasearches this she is going to find it is because she is too alkaline and that is WRONG! Merely going by a patient I had with the same odor, it is because she is too Acidic. I may well have the cure, but she will have to hear me out.

    I just don't have good approach with these issues. I'm farrr too blunt.

    Sure wish YOU were here, you would have a much better approach than I.

    BTW.. I darn sure wish you were a CNA in MY hospital! You don't just have knowledge of your job, YOU have wisdom. A huge difference!
    Thank you. :zzzzz
  9. by   Bipley
    Quote from TheCommuter
    I attempted to register right now.

    I went to my email and clicked on the link to activate the account, but received an error message. Oh well. That idea is no longer an option.
    Sounds like a bogus website. Thanks for trying! I would have loved to see the email!
  10. by   Bipley
    Quote from Cute_CNA
    Thank you. :zzzzz
    Sweetie, you deserve it!
  11. by   GPatty
    Bipley~
    Let us know what happens with this poor young lady.
    I would be horribly embarrassed.....
  12. by   Butternut
    Could she be one of those people that are just too afraid to go to a doctor?
  13. by   zenman
    Quote from Bipley
    My s/o is a psychiatrist and I asked him... How do I approach her? He is clueless. But aren't MOST men clueless when it comes to dealing with female issues of this nature?

    I *sincerely* want to help, but *I* need help in the approach. That is my issue.
    No, it's because your s/o is a shrink, lol. Be direct as one poster said earlier and ask her. I'd do it away from work if possible. Take her out to lunch and do it.

    At a sandwich shop one day a girl came in with two guys. There was blood all over her shorts. On my way out I happened to get her alone (I good at that!) and told her I was a nurse and asked her if she was on her period. She said "yes" with a look of "oh, no" on her face. I told her about her shorts and she said thanks and I left. Just do it and tell her you want to help because you would want the same and maybe you can both work on the problem. I'm not a shrink but I was a psych nurse...go nurses!

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