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That's actually a really douchebag-thing to do. Just tell him directly, OP. Somehow, he might appreciate it.

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I'm with ya, 32. Even if you're depressed as fuck, that doesn't mean you don't need to be at least a little hygienic. I can understand not shaving for a month or eating a tub of Ben and Jerry's while watching some sad movie. But you need to take a damn shower. Not just for yourself, but for the people around you. I can not stand the smell of someone's BO. It's fucking disgusting. I'd tell him to take a shower before he comes into work. OP shouldn't have to deal with that. If you want to smell li

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Doc, I think the problem was that your joke was a little too clean this time. Eh eh? Haha. Yeah I know, mine was pretty bad..

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I suffered from severe depressions for years and most of the time I was able to maintain at least a minimum of hygiene, take a shower now and then or change clothes. I admit there were times when I just had no energy for things like this - but then I was simply not able to go to work or university too. I admit though, that every person is different when it comes to things like this. Anyway, I think a direct approach might still be the best thing one can do.

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actually a lot of people suffering from mental illnesses have trouble caring about something so obvious as personal hygiene

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I battled depression (almost to the point of suicide) but I never went that long without a shower. but people do handle it in different ways, so you may be right.

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I can go a week, a week and a half without showering or changing my clothes. All depends on your mood, when you're down you really couldn't care less about yourself.

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That stinks. I'd like to clear the air in the room: OP shouldn't have to invest money to be comfortable working in the ol' factory. It's not a sweatshop (we hope)!

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Or, or…maybe Op's workmate doesn't have money for other clothes or running water. He could be working there to improve his standard of living.

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he still has a job and therefore, still needs to maintain a professional image. you can get a hot shower at a truck stop where they also have laundromats. that is IF a friend or relative wouldn't take him in the the instance of homelessness.

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Megan, not every homeless person has relatives / friends or the means to get to a truck stop. None of the truck stops near me have showers either. While I agree maintaining a professional image is important, not everyone has the ability to.

By  bdun4

The right thing to do might be to directly tell him, he might not like it but at least he will know that he is making you uncomfortable

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That would force them to breathe out of their mouth, and I feel like that tasting b.o is worse than smelling it.

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That's going a little too far, try talking in private first, then have the boss talk to them, then the petition,

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Or the OP could be an adult and tell him politely he has BO. If he doesn't do something about it, then get more vocal.

Care package filled with deodorant seems like a worthy use of money? Or you can always booby trap the door with a bucket of water and soap...

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