August 2014


When I was quite young, and already supervising others, a situation was presented to me that I was entirely unprepared to deal with. Two ladies from my work group came into my office to complain about the smell of another female employee working in the open office environment. There were seven women altogether and the subject of the complaint sat smack dab in the middle of the group, and yes I had noticed odours when near her myself from time to time. Still, you can be sure that I swallowed hard, quite overwhelmed with the thought that it would be up to me, a young man half this lady’s age, to bring this embarrassing issue to her attention


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