You smell… Wow, really? A while ago I was brought in, during a shift, to be told that a sup was complaining that I smelt bad. I was shocked by this because the line of work I was in, preload. Time passes and I find myself getting a talk with the main building manager about this (I told her about my gf). I was back then and now going threw some issues at home. First my mother had gone in for breast cancer surgery. And recently my girl friend had been told she had a brain tumor at the base of her brain stem. I’ve been going threw a lot this and last year I still wore speed stick and spray on polo, then and now. So, time goes on after the talk. Today I was working and I helped out a friend for awhile, dishing out a stop they said they would cut for him, yet they sent all of it to him anyways. Break is called, like everyday, and we soon resume work. The drop keeps on coming, to the point where he shows me a few boxes with different amount totals on them. Over all, I added just the three up and came down with a total of 201 packages for one stop. I helped out, and multitask with my cages. Later, near the end, he starts to get full cages. I mean right near the end, like last rev is almost 5-10 minutes away. A few people are sent to help out and I help out by break down cages before they get to him. The main building manager shows up and is around for last rev. I’m digging hard to get my stuff done and break down his set as well. Well, the manager comes up and says “remember what we talked about? About your body odor? Because I can even come near you. “. I said “well, I am sweating ” she replies, “ it doesn’t matter, I sweat!”. I stopped for a few seconds and said “ok” nodded my head and kept on working. Of course someone is going to smell bad working the preoload. Sweating for four hours straight will make anyone smell bad. Plus the other things one will come across. To the dust, oil, grease and god knows what else are on packages and other things we come in contact with. Lately, its been so hot during the night (75-85 degrees out) with a 100% humidity, I’ve been soaked completely from shirt, pants, socks and shoes with sweat. Yet, there’s a few things to be said about this on the managers side. Like the entire overnight amount was late. The ridiculous way the dispatch let all that work go instead of diverting it else where. And the bad supervision (as always) on our side of the center where ultimately playing out that day. I was probably just near by and she deemed me well for a nice little insult. Over all, I like this manager, she’s the real deal in my opinion. But really, was it deemed warranted at the time towards a bystander? ( And one helping out nonetheless ) It didn’t offended me at all. But it really hurt my work ethic. Here I was helping you guys up, greatly I might add, and I had to get a left hook to the face. Like anyone out there would sweat four hours continuously and not smell at all. I really don’t want to get down and dirty (lol) about this at work. Just take it and let it pass and go in to work tomorrow. Unlike calling out sick as first planned. Can they even fire someone if they smell bad? I mean come one, as I mentioned, there’s a difference from sweating normally in normal conditions then sweating like its raining for four hours, isn’t there? Thanks for listening!