She sent me an e-mail that said she had gotten "several complaints that I smell today and wants to know if there is something she needs to know". I told her considering I showered last night and am wearing clothes that came directly out of the dryer this morning then I have no clue.
I then told her the only thing I have done differently is that I had to use some special ointment on my poison ivy last night and today due to the rash I have.
I am SO pissed right now and offended BADLY. She said there is no reason for me to go home (I asked) but I told her I am leaving anyhow.
I don't know if I am more offended or pissed off.
What would you do? How would you react to that?
I feel attacked and want to cry.
** EDIT ** EDIT ** EDIT ** EDIT **
I purposely had people sniff me (honest people that would tell the truth) and no-one can smell ANYTHING. I couldn't smell anything either. I took my clothes off and waited for my SO to come home, he doesn't smell anything.
Why would she say that if it wasn't true?
This is the entire e-mail convo:
BOSS: Today from several people that you have an order. Is there a problem that I need to be aware of?
ME: I'm sorry? I don't understand. **Didn't understand because of her typo where she put "order" and not "odor".**
**I didn't get a response for quite some time from her so I IM'd her at this time to ask the same exact thing I had e-mail... that I didn't understand, only to get the response in the IM of "You smell. I think that says it all." which I felt was VERY rude and unprofessional. She then responded to my e-mail at the same time.**
BOSS: They are saying that you smell funny today. I noticed it a little when I was copying. I hate to say anything but when I get complaints it is part of my job.
--Continued in comments, ran out of room.--
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I can assure you that your manager confronted you with the issue as the last resort from complaints from coworkers. I say this from personal experience. I was confronted by the manager about a coworker that I was previously manager over at another business. They wanted to know if "I had ever had problems with "T" and her body odor: then they wanted me to confront her, it was a VERY uncomfortable situation telling this girl, who was also my friend, about body odor. It was an issue, I had to agree. "T" was very embarrassed but was grateful they had me talk to her, face to face, not an email or by phone. I have faith you will get past this and try to not stay mad.
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