34 hospitalized after co-worker sprays perfume
Wed Jul 29, 8:43 pm ET
FORT WORTH, Texas
I once had a co-worker, a nice lady that every one just loved, but you could smell her coming before she ever entered the room, such was the strength of her perfume. After several complaints, our supervisor called her in to discuss the issue. She scaled back for a while, but then it went back to being overpowering again. But, all said and done, WTH3, It beat the heck out second hand smoke....
I once had a co-worker, a nice lady that every one just loved, but you could smell her coming before she ever entered the room, such was the strength of her perfume. After several complaints, our supervisor called her in to discuss the issue. She scaled back for a while, but then it went back to being overpowering again. But, all said and done, WTH3, It beat the heck out of second hand smoke....
It's about time.
I have co-workers in my dept who wear STRONG perfume and it's awful.
That's really bad when people have to be evacuated from an office. That's almost as bad or worse than a skunk walking into an office and letting go full force, eeewwww.
Funny, I'm surprized that nothing in our company is said about it. One guy's cologne you can smell on the other side of the office.
There's got to be more to this story, i find hard to believe that many people were affected from a couple sprays of perfume or cologne. 34 people allergic to that perfume happen to be in the same bank and all the same time?
I agree pmartel that I'm surprised there aren't policies about perfume in offices as many people are allergic.
I worked at a place where this chick from Human Resources used to wear this god awful smelling expensive perfume and when she walked through the office...you could smell her a mile away. Not only that but she was in a conference room with the DOOR closed and you could STILL smell her heavy perfume!!
In addition, I have this really good friend that wears this GAWD awful cheap perfume from Avon that she absolutely loves..but to be honest...it stinks to high heaven and she's had several complaints from office workers to please stop wearing it. She brought the matching hand lotion and used it profusely until Avon discontinued the stinky stuff.
I no longer work with her but everytime we get together..she wears the stuff and it actually smells so bad it give me a stark raving headache so I come equipped with 500 mg Tylenol just so I can put up with it! She's a wonderful person but either the perfume is crap (probably since Avon discontinued it!)..or something in her body chemistry just makes it stink to high heaven!
I consider the latter but she loves the stuff and she's such a wonderful person..I just "tylenol up" and deal with it!
Few weeks ago she called me and said, "Guess what? Me and my hubby went to the flea market and found a woman that had that discontinued perfume that I love from Avon..I bought 4 bottles!!"
OMGAWD...I'm stocking up on Tylenol!!
rkinne...some perfumes just plain stink like lighter fluid and the people that wear them don't realize it, so I can see it happening. I work in an office and since we get moved around alot...I've had plenty of experiences with really BAD perfume!
I really believe policies should be put in place in a work place regarding perfumes. Why it's not more widespread, I don't know since as I mentioned in my previous post...many people are allergic. If not allergic..some people prefer certain smells over others and WHY people need to wear perfume at work is beyond me!
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