Coworker refuses to practice good hygiene

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Jim Josephson, Jan 11, 2019.

  1. Jim Josephson

    Jim Josephson New Member

    So, I've lurked the forum some time, and I decided to create an account as I feel that I could use some advice on this little situation at work.

    I work in Revenue Recovery in a large hub. Meaning that unlike being a driver or a loader/unloader, I work usually in close proximity with my coworkers. We're all standing around the same belt. And for the most part it's great. We talk a lot to pass the time, the job is easy and I love it. Much better than loading trucks anyways.

    What I don't find so great is that, as the title suggest, one of my coworkers just absolutely stinks. This guy shows up everyday in disgustingly dirty clothes and a cloud of death that wafts around him. And I don't mean he smells bad like he sprays way too much Axe on himself. I wish he did that, in fact. I've smelled some smelly people in my time, but this guy really takes the cake.

    On my first day in Revenue, I think just about everybody including my supervisor warned me about him. And I avoid him for the most part thanks to the fact I'm on a different belt than him. However, I was moved to his belt recently. I think, okay just keep your distance and it's all good. It's not all good. The last 3 days I've put myself in a position on the belt where I can do my job effectively and be as far as possible. I still get hit with that foul odor.

    Somebody suggested perhaps he smells because he doesn't have the amenities. Maybe he can't afford it. If so, I feel sorry for the fella. At the same time however, I should not have to put up with this. You may believe I am making a big deal or being a b*tch about it. I assure it is that bad. Loading in trucks that are well over 100 degrees in the summer I can deal with. The smell is much worse than that.

    Anyways, I feel that my point has been made. Has anyone encountered such a situation? What course of action should I take? And if I were to complain, who should I approach for that? My union steward, supervisor, HR, someone else?

    Thank you, Jim
     
  2. The Driver

    The Driver I drive.

    For the right figure I can take care of your little problem.
     
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  3. Wrong

    Wrong :))

    I would always go to a steward when complaining about a situation involving a co worker. Like can you please talk to such and such, he won’t listen to me.
     
  4. Poop Head

    Poop Head Lovin' every minute of it!

    Give it time, you'll grow to love it
     
  5. Jkloc420

    Jkloc420 Well-Known Member

    i bet he says the same thing about you
     
  6. zubenelgenubi

    zubenelgenubi Well-Known Member

    Hand him a stick of deordorant, maybe a pamphlet on how to bathe in a restroom sink. I don't understand how anyone can get away with this sort of thing. If my wife made curry for dinner the night before I get complaints about my aroma, and people aren't tactful about it either.
     
  7. Covemastah

    Covemastah And the Reign Of Terror Continues!! Pats # 6 !!!

    First thing , change your user name ,, secondly, this guy cares about no one but himself , so just tell him to clean himself , third , welcome to the BC
     
  8. rod

    rod retired and happy

  9. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Maybe it's his taint.
     
  10. Days

    Days Active Member

    Maybe I’m unlucky but they usually put the stinky people next to me. It’s probably the worst thing that can happen to you at UPS. You can’t tell this person to go bathe and if you work in close proximity you are going to have to be next to them EVERYDAY.
     
  11. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    I'd be honest:
    "Dude, you stink. You have to shower more".
     
  12. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    It's such a turn on when you're assertive.
     
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  13. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Get in my truck, now.
     
  14. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Yes Papa
     
  15. Elmo.goes.to.prom

    Elmo.goes.to.prom Active Member

    Shove him in the hazmat shower.
     
  16. LeftRS1

    LeftRS1 One of those Millennials Drivers

    Demand a functioning fan and keep it on at all times
     
  17. burrheadd

    burrheadd KING Of GIFS

    Can you blame them? That :censored2: is nasty
     
  18. burrheadd

    burrheadd KING Of GIFS

    Why can’t you tell stinkbait to go take a bathe
     
  19. Superteeth2478

    Superteeth2478 Active Member

    This really isn't complicated. Just go up to them and say "SOAP AND WATER. SOAP AND WATER." They'll get the hint.
     
  20. Wally

    Wally BrownCafe Innovator & King of Puns

    What does revenue recovery exactly do?