RE: OFF-TOPIC question about an office thing?

Subject: RE: OFF-TOPIC question about an office thing?
From: "Joe Malin" <jmalin -at- tuvox -dot- com>
To: "Geoff Hart" <ghart -at- videotron -dot- ca>, "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>, "James Jones" <doc-x -at- earthlink -dot- net>
Date: Thu, 15 Jun 2006 08:43:15 -0700

It could be *anything*. I would like to see the two parties sit down and
discuss it one-on-one, but if that's fraught with peril, a disinterested
third party could help.

The first thing to do is find out what the real problem is. That might
be hard to do. Is there any other indication that it's a personality
conflict? Can they sit further apart? Can the girlfriend try wearing
much less than she normally does?

Perfume allergies do happen, as do allergies and reactions to other
odors. It's a real problem, but it's also not an excuse to take a
non-team approach to office life. We all have to make compromises to
work with each other, to our best abilities. If the two people and their
office take the attitude that it's a serious problem that everyone
should take time and effort to solve, they'll reap enormous benefits.
Problems *can* be opportunities to build trust, cooperation, and
motivation. They are also opportunities to destroy an organization.

Joe Malin
Technical Writer
jmalin -at- tuvox -dot- com
The views expressed in this document are those of the sender, and do not
necessarily reflect those of TuVox, Inc.

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Sent: Wednesday, June 14, 2006 1:27 PM
To: TECHWR-L; James Jones
Subject: OFF-TOPIC question about an office thing?

James Jones wondered: <<My long-term girlfriend works as a manager in an
office of a foundation and a co-worker of lower rank has been
complaining that her (my girlfriend's) perfume makes her sick or
nauseated. My girlfriend does not wear heavy perfume. You can hardly
tell that she's wearing any perfume at all. Her perfume does not cause
complaints from anyone else. Is this kind of thing an issue in


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