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I don’t wish to change my hair routine for a coworker — Ask a Supervisor

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Keep in mind the letter-writer final week who didn’t wish to change her hair routine for a coworker who appeared bothered by the scent of her shampoo? Right here’s the replace.

I requested Jane to offer me a name when she had a spare second however after all she confirmed up in my workplace as a substitute. I instructed her I had gotten her e mail and that I feel what she’s smelling is my shampoo, and I defined that it’s the one one I’ve discovered that works nicely with my hair. I requested if cellphone calls or emails could be an okay workaround, or assembly in a greater ventilated space for issues requiring assembly in-person. I additionally requested if it was giving her complications or affecting her respiratory and stated if it was inflicting well being issues I might work on discovering a brand new shampoo.

She stated it wasn’t affecting her bodily and admitted she has a destructive affiliation with the scent. She was on a cross nation prepare experience, somebody in her automotive had a horrible physique odor downside, and another person drowned the automotive in a really related fragrance to (unsuccessfully) cowl it up. Now the scent mechanically bothers her and he or she additionally someway worries she smells like B.O.! We ended up laughing about the entire thing and Jane truly apologized for the e-mail and stated she was having a very tough day when she despatched it. That was surprising and good.

I feel we’re in a greater place and we’re going to maintain on protecting on. I’m hopeful that now we’ve talked it out the theatrical hand-waving and face-making will cease. What a wild (prepare) experience!

Thanks to your response, and likewise to the commenters. Studying by way of feedback actually helped me understand that Jane might be each obnoxious AND have an actual problem. Some commenters weren’t charitable and made some fairly gross leaps and assumptions about me or my motivations (I solely talked about my most cancers for context re: having a model new hair texture; I do know my shampoo isn’t a medical want!) however truthfully these helped too. It made me roll my eyes and understand that this was not as large of a deal as they have been making it or I had made it in my head, and I in the end simply wanted to speak to Jane. So thanks to all.

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