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Apparently I need some me time

Jun 02, 2016 10:34 AM

So at work today 3 people in our department, but in a different section, are celebrating their 15th year working for the company. So since we have some open space in our office we are always hosting these stupid events. So they bring in coffee, donuts, muffins and strudels (none of which I can have) and everyone hangs out for "coffee" in our office. Coffee break is a 15 minute break, last time people hung out chatting and being in my space for almost 4 hours. And while my immediate coworkers are not bad with the cologne and cigarette smoke the other 3 sections that are going to be in the office have several people who wear a lot of fragrance. I'm super annoyed already and it hasn't really started yet, but last time I tried to hide the manager found me and made me go.

Jun 02, 2016 11:52 AM

Gotobef, you sure are getting it from all directions aren't you?? I am sorry that you have to deal with this on top of everything else. I was going to suggest going to another area to work but then read that last time your manager found you and made you go. I don't find that fair since you are chemical and scent sensitive. I could never understand why people bathe in their cologne!! I would get to my office and before I even walked in, I could smell one of my fellow coworkers. I'd walk and and say hi to her in the other office and she'd ask how I knew she was there and I'd tell her that I could smell her perfume in the hall. She'd laugh and say that she just walked in and that's why I could smell the perfume. Anyway. Do you have any time coming that you can take the day off? It would be better for you physically to not be there. Sending you gentle {{hugs}} and prayers that there is some way to make the day better for yourself.💕🙏🏻🌻😊

Jun 02, 2016 12:57 PM

I had actually left the room to go fix something when one of the guys decided to sit right next to me because he wanted the workstation I was on when I was done to check something before he went on his road trip and the lotion he was wearing caused an instant reaction. I'm now at home in bed really dizzy and with a migraine. Some days it's not worth getting out of bed

Jun 02, 2016 1:06 PM

I am so sorry. I've had a migraine for going on 4 days now and I sympathize with you. Please try to take it easy and relax. Sending you {{{Hugs}}} and prayers that your head feels better fast.💕🙏🏻🌻😊

Jun 03, 2016 7:55 PM

Wow, how inconsiderate! I'm so sorry you weren't through that. I always hated the big work gatherings because of other people's perfumes, lotions, and plug in scent things. I wore a mask around then every time, and they're always ask why. Is answer, "because of my allergies to perfumes, candles, oils and chemicals, I'm doing my best to prevent having an asthma attack.". After 2 years like that, and an asthma attack in front of them that sent me to the ER, my co-workers stopped using the wall plug in things, and several toned down or didn't use their cologne when we had meetings. Please take it easy and rest. Hugs & prayers you won't have to be there next time! 🙂💕🙏🌼

Jun 03, 2016 10:40 PM

Yes me to.d is always good
I have more elegant thing to say but my ambian is kicking I neither way take care of you . could u arrange to do errrand out while they party. Or why can't they si.ply ask the pros to go light in the scent

I hope u can read this in I'm really trying to get this out before the med take over tend to i

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