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What Are Your Co-Workers' Worst Beauty Habits?

What Are Your Co-Workers' Worst Beauty Habits?

We're happy to present this article from one of our favorite sites, Allure!

Anyone who's spent time in an office knows there are some unwritten rules that make work life bearable: no smelly lunches at your desk; no long (or loud) personal phone calls that everyone has to pretend they don't hear; and if you're a slob, you have to keep your area from being a total disaster. But what about bad beauty habits? Read more.

One of my pet peeves: People who constantly run their hands through their hair and then shake any errant strands onto the floor. A friend mentioned that she hated the smell of nail polish remover and didn't appreciate when the woman in the cube next door insisted on using it (I must admit I've done this, but I consider it an occupational hazard). The worst offender? Another friend recently emailed this: "Several years and a few jobs ago, a male coworker sent around a mass email asking if anyone had nail clippers. One woman loaned him hers, assuming he had a hangnail. A few minutes later, she walked by the bathroom and heard the distinct sound of clipping. He was clipping his toenails. Even though he was in the bathroom, it still felt a little over-the-top for work." "Over-the-top" is the nicest way we can think of to describe it. What beauty habits gross you out in the office?

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Girl-Jen Girl-Jen 5 years
I dispatch ambulances. That means I deal with EMTs and paramedics. It freaks me out when I see an EMT or a paramedic with long hair, on shift, and her hair isn't pulled up. Hair is gross! It's covered in bacteria! On top of that, leaving hair down around patients who might be combative is a safety hazard! I carry ponytail holders around in my purse and hand them out like candy.
runningesq runningesq 5 years
Ugh, I was in court one day and I heard this little saw saw saw noise. It was a probation agent filing her nails. Not okay in court !
anntorr anntorr 5 years
one of my co-works likes to brush, brush, brush her hair all day long at her desk - she puts it put - then takes it down - then puts in barettes - then takes them out - it is gross
NeelaChloe NeelaChloe 5 years
We had one of the cleaning crew use our scissors we use to put roses on cakes (I was a cake decorator) to trim his nails. He left the nail bits all over our table.. yes we were freaked and grossed out!
Gdeeaz Gdeeaz 5 years
One of the owners at my job clips his fingernails. But he does it in his office with the door closed so I only see it if I need to give him something. Other then that my coworkers don't do anything beauty related that bothers me.
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 5 years
ewww of mine uses the sisscors in the coffee room to trim his nails. Equally disgusting...
rach716 rach716 5 years
The coworker that sits immediately to my right clips is fingernails at his desk into the trashcan that we share. I LOATHE HIM to say the least.
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