HR Strange But True

Readers’ Story: Keep Your Clippings to Yourself


Personal hygiene can be an issue in the workplace. While you may immediately think of body odor as the main culprit, this SBT reader shows that there are other grooming issues that HR may have to address.



Here’s their story:


“I had a fairly new manager of our California office call me for advice.  She said she walked by the conference room and one of the staff members had his shoes off and was clipping his toenails. She was disgusted but wasn’t sure how to handle it. 


“I suggested she speak with him about keeping personal hygiene at home.  But I was amazed someone would actually do that!” 


Thank you for sharing your story.