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HR Confidential: Frequent farters and other awkward office mishaps

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What do you do when your co-worker takes off her shoes and socks at the desk? Doesn’t appear to have showered in days? Can’t stop clearing his throat? It’s awkward—but sometimes the status quo just can’t remain status quo. Especially when it involves B.O., bad breath, or annoying sounds you absolutely can’t drown out, even with noise-canceling headphones.

In this week's podcast, we talk about how to handle embarrassing situations with co-workers. The good news? It’s a simple formula of directness and kindness.

 

 

September 19, 2016 - 4:13pm