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Fragrance Free Workplace in Canberra?

By Khandalah - 24 September 2010 37

I know its a long shot and will probably just attract derision from some of you lot but worth a shot.. does anyone know of any fragrance free workplaces in canberra?

As in, workplaces where there is a policy of no fragrance. I get migranes from the chemicals in perfumes etc which makes it hard to work anywhere really.

Not keen on being on disability or unemployed and apparently there are a few fragrance free workplaces and they are slowly becoming slightly less rare than hens teeth.. haven’t heard of any in canberra though?

What’s Your opinion?


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37 Responses to
Fragrance Free Workplace in Canberra?
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boo-radley 9:25 am
24 Sep 10
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I don’t know of any – but I’d love to. It should be policy in every workplace – Don’t inflict your poor choice of synthetic chemicals on me!

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WestonGuy 9:34 am
24 Sep 10
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Nicely sad Boo. I can’t agree with you more. Perfumes can be a real assault on the senses. I find the worst offenders are usually smokers who’ve dulled their sense of smell.

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dtc 9:35 am
24 Sep 10
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Havent heard of any – what if you got an office to yourself? (not sure what happens at meeting times)

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UrbanAdventure.org 9:39 am
24 Sep 10
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Have you considered an out doors job? Plenty of ventillation should help.

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Dazzlar 10:33 am
24 Sep 10
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Would be lovely. Can you move? or ask them not to wear it to work. I’ve done both and still remained friendly with them.

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KB1971 10:48 am
24 Sep 10
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I would like a bullshit free work environment……….

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farq 10:54 am
24 Sep 10
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Find some sort of IT job.

The sterotype of sweaty/smelly nerds with poor hygiene exists for a reason. As beard length increases, deodorant use goes down.

Or just work from home.

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Fiona 11:09 am
24 Sep 10
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There’s a sign in my workplace that says not to wear those things due to people with allergies/ MCS but it’s not eforced.

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Thumper 11:21 am
24 Sep 10
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The sterotype of sweaty/smelly nerds with poor hygiene exists for a reason. As beard length increases, deodorant use goes down.

Stereotypes exist for a reason. Generally because they are true.

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Amanda Hugankis 11:23 am
24 Sep 10
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KB1971 said :

I would like a bullshit free work environment……….

Top call! I’m also looking for a workplace where people will treat one another with some respect (is it too much to ask for someone to respond when you greet them? Yeah, BatShit Betty … I’m talking about YOU!).

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MrsD1ngo 11:26 am
24 Sep 10
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Dazzlar said :

Would be lovely. Can you move? or ask them not to wear it to work. I’ve done both and still remained friendly with them.

ditto. I’ve found most people don’t mind being approached once you explain its an allegy. Most families deal with some type of allegy these days. Unfortunately mine are allergic to housework.

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weeziepops 11:37 am
24 Sep 10
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Carers ACT are fragrance free, I think.

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2.0 12:03 pm
24 Sep 10
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Some people actually do need it, I sweat alot more than the average male. Im sure my workmates would rather smell my fragrance than my extreme body odour..

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Genie 12:13 pm
24 Sep 10
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OMG are you serious !? I can understand being allergic to chemicals, but some people NEED deodorant !

I almost vomited the other day at someones extreme B.O.

What happens when an environment is fragrance free ? Does that mean people cant use shampoo and conditioner, or body wash, or moisteriser/handcream, perfumes… all because they contain chemicals ? What happens with the cleaners in the afternoons ?

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caf 12:38 pm
24 Sep 10
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What about being a City Ranger with Parks and Places?

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