How to approach co worker who sprays strong perfume before leaving work. It’s a medical office and the odor lingers. Not to mention the employee wearing the fragrance is always congested and sneezing. Helpful suggestions needed!
Maybe hint that it’s could be their perfume they are reacting to. I bet it is but it’s a sensitive area. Show concern at there nasal congestion and see what happens!
I went to our immediate supervisor. I was a teacher, so I also coordinated info with the school nurse. I explained that this was a medical condition for me, not a "pet peeve." When asked, I took in document ation from my doctors (allergist, and neurologist too, b/c strong fragrances give me migraines). I was polite about it, and my supervisor (principal) dealt with the co-worker. I had to do this multiple times, but most of my colleagues were understanding. When someone was not, I was apologetic with them... but explained that, just like needing accomodations for things like wheelchairs, I needed accomodations for my health issue.
My own passing out or just wheezing and choking every time I got near someone living in a toxic cloud tends to get the point across. But for those less grossly affected, I would just ask them politely to not wear perfume because it is causing you problems (if it does).