RE: OFF-TOPIC question about an office thing

Subject: RE: OFF-TOPIC question about an office thing
From: "Claire Conant" <Claire -dot- Conant -at- Digeo -dot- com>
To: "List,Techwriter" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 14 Jun 2006 11:35:31 -0700

I think it's one thing to wear a light amount of perfume, it is another
thing completely to marinate in it. I was going to mention my experience
with the personality conflict side of it, but someone or two beat me to
it. I also understand someone being allergic to perfumes, although I am
not. We have some scented liquid hand soap in the bathrooms and some of
the scents are offensive to me, but I am not allergic to them.

What I * am * allergic to in the office is dust and dust mites. I've
been tested twice by an allergy doctor, and my poor cube mate (other
side of the wall) frequently comments on how I'm sneezing or not
sneezing daily. It's the dust mites in the cloth cube upholstery and
chairs that affects me, and the lack of vacuuming or dusting by the
janitors. I have to dust my cube regularly. So, to me, this is more of
an issue than someone's perfume. Vinyl walls would work just fine, I

They also quit allowing dogs in our office because of people's

Lack of personal hygiene (read: deodorant or clean clothes) is just as
important, I think. Sometimes just the bath soap or lotion that someone
uses can have a strong fragrance. I think it goes a bit too far though
to tell someone what bath soap to use at home, even if the scent does
carry in to the office. (Not that anyone has suggested that...yet.)


James Jones wrote:
> The reason for my posting this to this forum is that most listmembers
> in offices. I don't; I work from a home office.
> Perhaps someone here has some relevant experience with this kind of
> and would be willing to share. Right now, I view this issue as being
> rare and nearly unheard of. Yet, I may well be wrong.
> My long-term girlfriend works as a manager in an office of a
> and a co-worker of lower rank has been complaining that her (my
> girlfriend's) perfume makes her sick or nauseated. My girlfriend does
> wear heavy perfume. You can hardly tell that she's wearing any perfume
> all. Her perfume does not cause complaints from anyone else.
> Is this kind of thing an issue in offices? Thanks for your wisdom.


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