This problem began in August, 2011, after four years of working there. I have showered (trying different soaps), washed and worn clean clothes (trying different detergents and fabric softener sheets), used foot powder, and after shave. No matter what I do, my supervisor claims I stink and claims co-workers are complaining. I ask my co-workers if I stink, what it smells like and they say they smell nothing. I have asked my friends outside of work if I have an offensive odor and they say no. I'm being required to spray myself with a can of Febreze. Last Thursday my supervisor told me to punch out and go home because she couldn't stand my smell. One hour after that I asked two friends if they could smell anything bad about me and they said they smell nothing. What can I do?
You might try asking your doctor for an opinion. Your friends and coworkers may not be telling you the truth because they are embarassed, don't want to hurt your feelings, etc. However, your doctor should be willing to tell you the truth. When you see your doctor, I would shower as you normally would, but would not take any additional measures to cover your normal body odor. If your doctor finds that you do not stink, then you might ask your doctor write down his or her finding. That document may help you with your employer. If your doctor confirms that you do have a body odor issue, then maybe your doctor can help you to identify and correct the problem. Good luck.
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