I'm a prisoner of words unsaid. Just lonely feelings locked away in my head. I trap myself further everytime I stay quiet. I start to speak but I stop and stay silent. And now I've made my own hard bed.
Inside a prison of words unsaid
Ok so...I got sent home from work today...to TAKE A FREAKIN' SHOWER!!! Aparently, the mandatory training I attended this morning at a different office was in a facility that is "fragrance-free" meaning employees are to come to work "fragrance free". According to a flyer that was later given to me, "perfumes and scented body products can cause debilitating symptoms for those with heightened sensitivity and allergies. Exposure to even small amounts of fragrances can be life theatening and cause skyrocketing blood pressure and heart palpitations, migraines, blurred vision, loss of equilibrium and flu-like symptoms...Frangranced products include: perfumes, colognes, aftershave lotions, hair sprays, hand and body lotions, and deodorants"
Now, I can understand a company wanting to make accomodations for the people they employ, but come on now. Is it fair that EVERYONE else be forced to change their daily habits (using scented soaps, deodorants, lotions, etc), to accomodate to one employee (as far as I know, it's only one). Was I really sent home from work because I smelled good?
For some one who has this extreme sensitivity to perfumes and scented products, what do they do when they go to the grocery store? Does the store manager send all of the shoppers home to shower? Seems like people like this should work in a hospital or something. I mean really. I don't want to sound insensitive, but I think I kind of feel discriminated against. And I have to go back to this place 2 more days. My soap is scented, my deodorant is scented, my lotion, powder, and laundry detergent. Plus I use fabric softener!
Tell me people. Am I over reacting? Or is this some real BS?