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TFletchersWife Mon 11-Jul-16 13:34:04

Colleague sat opposite me sprays her deodrant/body spray about once ever hour. It is really strong to the point I can taste it. I ask her to stop and she ignores me so I told her last week to stop it or I WILL shive the aerosol up her arse. She laughed and said sorry. She then continue to do it. More people complain. She has done it again.

Every lunch time she paints her nails - the smell is giving me a headache. Everytime I ask her to do it somewhere else she says sorry ok.

She is not crunching on a lolly and sicking it loudly. I am losing the fucking will to live.

AIBU to make a formal complaint? Or put a really passive agressive sign by her desl regarding strong scents in the office

TFletchersWife Mon 11-Jul-16 13:34:56

lots of typos in there as I have the rage

DeathByMascara Mon 11-Jul-16 13:35:41

Get your own back with something incredibly pungent. How about fish & chips with copious amounts of vinegar? That smell really gets to me.

situatedknowledge Mon 11-Jul-16 13:35:52

Yanbu. You need to make a formal complaint.

summerskittles91 Mon 11-Jul-16 13:36:12

Go ahead and complain.
I would.

candybar007 Mon 11-Jul-16 13:36:29

If other people are also complaining then complain to management.

YouTheCat Mon 11-Jul-16 13:36:37

Complain to HR?

If she needs to spray deodorant she should do it in the loos and I can see no need for her to be doing her nails at work at all.

If it's annoying others too, maybe you should complain together.

Sonders Mon 11-Jul-16 13:37:07

Definitely make a complaint, I'm impressed you've put up so long ;)

RedHareWithBlondeHair Mon 11-Jul-16 13:37:20

Death That's one of my favourite smells so it might backfire.

OP, just complain to your line manager, hr, boss etc etc. And you really shouldn't be telling your colleague that you'll shove the aerosol up her arse.

Wolfiefan Mon 11-Jul-16 13:38:17

Did you actually tell your colleague you would shove it up her arse? If you complain she will probably do so too.
You should have got HR or her boss to deal with this before you were rude to her.

Roseformeplease Mon 11-Jul-16 13:38:36

Aerosols are banned in my school because of the risk to people with asthma.

Surely, your asthma is playing up.......

monkeysox Mon 11-Jul-16 13:38:42

Take your shoes off. Eat a curry or raw onions. She's inconsiderate. Revenge needed smile

bigsnugglebunny Mon 11-Jul-16 13:49:07

Buy some really ratty old antique taxidermy for your desk and make them all face hers with their beady little eyes

ArsesonFire Mon 11-Jul-16 13:51:01

bigs grin

TFletchersWife Mon 11-Jul-16 13:56:53

No I didn't tell her I would shove it up her arse. But I did say I would take it from her desk and bin it. Its constant. In fact I have been working here for 4 years and she has always been the same. I have never worked this close to her before so guess it is really annoying me.

If she does it again - which I know she will. I am going to tell her thats her final chance and next time I WILL make a formal complaint.

She's so fucking irritating

Snowflakes1122 Mon 11-Jul-16 13:58:08

What's wrong with her? That is not normal behaviour? And painting nails in work time? How does she get away with this?!

TFletchersWife Mon 11-Jul-16 13:58:26

And I have brought vinegar soaked chips in before and she stares at them whilst going "Mmmmmmmmm". Then every few minutes will look round the computer screen to stare at my food

TFletchersWife Mon 11-Jul-16 13:59:31

Snow on this occasion she was on lunch. But I think it's really unfair using such strong smelling shit when people are eating. I really do fear that I am gonna explode this afternoon!

ellie264 Mon 11-Jul-16 13:59:47

Think about the words you are going to say to her when she does it again. If this is looking likely to get to the complaint stage, you need to make sure you are being polite, don't say something you might regret. Easier said than done, I know.

chewingawasp Mon 11-Jul-16 14:00:11

I had an asthma attack when a colleague did that once. Spraying at your desk was banned after that.

DownstairsMixUp Mon 11-Jul-16 14:03:49

Report yes. I'm really sensitive to everything, I get bad hayfever, dust allergies so things like that also set me off. Can you say it's triggering that?

OnlyEatsToast Mon 11-Jul-16 14:08:36

Def go to HR - you've made attempts already to reason with her and she has persisted. I'm sure there will be some kind of Health and Safety legislation regarding your working environment? At a minimum she should not be attending to her personal hygiene at her desk. Could you ask to move desks if she persists?

Mycatsabastard Mon 11-Jul-16 14:10:24

I'd say ' that's making me feel really sick'

And the next time she did it, vomit all over her desk.

BluePitchFork Mon 11-Jul-16 14:13:02

you have ask her to stop and she is ignoring your request.
bet your other colleagues will also come forward as soon as you do cowards

RiverTam Mon 11-Jul-16 14:14:16

Report. Spraying deodorant and painting nails are absolutely not on in an office. Get support from colleagues if you can.

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