My manager often complains about the perfume I wear to work. I tried changing to another brand, but she still didn’t like it. She says perfume gives her a headache, so she’s moving me to a desk which is farther from her office. This seems unfair, but I’m not sure what to do about it. What’s your opinion?
Reading Ask Carolyn. I admit my opinion was already formed. I am in the please don’t wear perfume to work camp. It gives me a headache, makes my eyes water, and makes me want to scream. Whenever I am stuck on public transit and I end up sitting by that individual, I say a silent prayer for that person’s coworkers. I am lucky that my employer is a hospital and has put it in everyone’s contract “This is a perfume free zone”. This saves me from being an asshole. I never have to say “Sweetie, just because you bought the body wash, the moisturizer, and the spray does not mean you have to wear them all.” Where do you stand on this topic?