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to say something to the manager?

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emanuela Sun 06-Mar-16 14:45:02

Posting here for traffic but want to keep details sparse to avoid the person in question recognised.

I am in a place where children make beauty products (don't mention the place please) at a birthday party.

One of the party hosts from the company is wearing a very heavy black dress and a headscarf.

She smells of sweat, maybe the sweat is in her clothes I don't know.

Should I say something to the manager?

Please let me know and please don't mention the place I don't want it to be identifiable.


MustTryHarder856 Sun 06-Mar-16 14:46:12

What would you say? And why is it relevant what she is wearing?

emanuela Sun 06-Mar-16 14:47:01

Because it is the heavy clothes that cause the sweat (I think). I would say to check her personal hygiene

Spartak Sun 06-Mar-16 14:47:04

Are you there for a party? If so then no. Surely you can just avoid for an hour?

gamerchick Sun 06-Mar-16 14:47:45

You want to report someone for being a bit stinky?

MustTryHarder856 Sun 06-Mar-16 14:48:43

I don't think you should say anything. Tbh her manager probably already knows if they can smell it.

Katenka Sun 06-Mar-16 14:48:52

Is it your child's party?

monkeysox Sun 06-Mar-16 14:49:16

Well if you're paying for a service the staff shouldn't stink.

emanuela Sun 06-Mar-16 14:49:42

Yes it is my child's party. I don't know, it is a bit unprofessional to smell in a "beauty" place

JOEYDOESNTSHAREFOOD Sun 06-Mar-16 14:50:02

What she is wearing is irrelevant OP - if she smells, she smells. If that's something you want to complain about, then complain.

NotMeNotYouNotAnyone Sun 06-Mar-16 14:50:23

Surely the manager is already aware if they work with her regularly and this is a usual problem?

AdrenalineFudge Sun 06-Mar-16 14:50:38

You sound unnecessarily unnerved. Are you usually quite anxious?

Are you a party guest or a colleague?

AdrenalineFudge Sun 06-Mar-16 14:51:27

x post. Then it would be worth dropping and an e-mail to the manager.

Katenka Sun 06-Mar-16 14:52:02

Why do you want to complain about it?

So they can tell her? They already know. They can smell her too.

But if you feel you must say something, wait til everyone has gone and privately.

Don't phrase it as a complaint more of a comment.

MadHattersWineParty Sun 06-Mar-16 14:52:12

Why is the headscarf relevant?

Probably the manager knows.

emanuela Sun 06-Mar-16 14:52:15

I am thankfully only here for a party. I couldn't work on a regular basis with someone who smells as I am very sensitive to smells...

Spartak Sun 06-Mar-16 14:54:24

If she's that bad, surely the other staff will be able to smell it to. I'd just keep away from her and get back to enjoying the party.

Gileswithachainsaw Sun 06-Mar-16 14:55:13

Well if you're paying for a service the staff shouldn't stink


this exactly.

clothes etc are irrelevant. staff should always be clean. don't care if they are wearing rags. but they should be clean and not stinking

emanuela Sun 06-Mar-16 14:57:54

She is the main host for our party. We can't keep away, she is making the soaps with my daughter and her friends. If I had just passed her by I wouldn't care honestly.

FigMango1 Sun 06-Mar-16 14:58:04

Yanbu definitely complain. You didn't pay for someone to stink up the place, especially a children's party.

RealityCheque Sun 06-Mar-16 15:01:42

Wishy-washy (no pun intended) bullshit from most posters I'm afraid.

I would complain and I would complain now, not after the event once the proof has gone. You are paying for a service that has been compromised by a lack of personal hygiene. It's minging and I would absolutely insist on a significant price reduction. Eeugh.

Guitargirl Sun 06-Mar-16 15:01:53

Are any of the children remotely concerned?

Is it affecting your child's enjoyment of the party?

And what the hell is the relevance of the headscarf?

You will be there for what 2 hours? Get off your phone and enjoy your child's party.

ThumbWitchesAbroad Sun 06-Mar-16 15:02:37

I'd make a comment to the manager, but not necessarily a complaint. Since you've now said the product, which clearly involves scent, then an intrusive smell of sweat is going to be rather offputting and spoil the overall experience, I would have thought.

I used to work with someone who had a sweaty clothes issue (nylon shirts) - ended up having to photocopy the page in the Code of Conduct that specified dress should be clean and decent - it worked though, he got new shirts and stopped stinking the place up!

LittleRedSparke Sun 06-Mar-16 15:03:36

What is the point of 'place where children make beauty products (don't mention the place please)' ?

Surely if i know I know, if i dont I dont...?

my guess is.....

araiba Sun 06-Mar-16 15:04:25

as I am very sensitive to smells

does anybody else think she smells or is it just you with your super sensitive nose?

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