I have a very awkward situation: My supervisor of two years smells. Though I’m not particularly sensitive to smells, I had to rush to the bathroom during a recent meeting because I became ill. All my colleagues notice it, and one also has become ill. Spraying body spray in the air or on my sleeve no longer helps.
I’m not sure if my supervisor’s odor is due to hygiene or a medical problem. But I need to raise this issue as I cannot meet with my supervisor without becoming ill.
Our HR department is in another state, and I think this should be dealt with facetoface.
I can talk to my supervisor’s supervisor, but I need advice on how to start this conversation and what, if anything, I can do if management is unwilling or unable to take action.