What do you do when you have a coworker with a body odor issue?
Picture this: you’re at your desk at work and you’re trying to focus on your daily tasks. Just as your brain locks into focus, you start to smell something funny. At first, you think it’s coming from you. You smell your armpits to make sure you put on deodorant this morning. You quickly realize that it isn’t you at all. In fact, it’s the new coworker who’s sitting right behind you.
Your brain starts spiraling as you try to figure out what you can do about it. How do you subtly drop a hint? What if this person has a medical condition you don’t know about? It would be insanely rude. You don’t want to complain about it to another coworker because that would start drama. At this point, it’s been several days and you realize it wasn’t a one-time thing: this dude does not put on deodorant.
That’s exactly what happened to this Redditor, who shared their side of the story via this thread on Reddit’s r/pettyrevenge subreddit. After this employee had enough of their coworker’s B.O. problem, they filed an anonymous customer service complaint to alert the attention of HR, since management had previously ignored multiple attempts to solve the issue discreetly.
Keep scrolling below to learn what happened next. For more stories like this, here’s another one about an employee who was accused of being the “queen of tardiness.”