I have a co-worker with bad body
odour. The entire staff has noticed it and it's been mentioned it to our
managers who don't know what to do either. Hints (even major ones) just
haven't worked ... what can we do?
There is one thing I've been trying
to ignore for a while about my best friend. He has very poor hygiene.
He hardly ever takes a shower, he always wears his clothes about three
days in a row. And he stinks.
I have really tried to be nice
about it, but I just can't stand it anymore. But I'm afraid to say anything
because I'll probably hurt his feelings. Please I need your advice.
Someone has to tell your colleague; please see below.
Sometimes friendship isn't easy. If you've noticed,
so has everyone else. If you can't help him, who can? Of course he'll
be upset; it may damage your friendship.
But coming from you it will be easier than from others.
And chances are, he'll get over it. Just be honest, tell him you're still
his friend, and be clear you're saying it to help him. Good Luck.
Please remember this is not always a hygiene problem,
it may be a health problem. Either way, please bite the bullet, and be
discreet about it!