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Do I Tell My New Coworkers That I Have a Gas Problem?
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I have problems with gas. It’s because of a lot of medical things–basically, even when I strictly control my diet, it’s…let’s say…abundant. At my last job, I had my own cubicle, and it was never a problem, but I’m about to start work at a new company, and when I went in for my training session, I noticed that my desk is in a cube with another coworker. How do I address this? If it were less persistent, I wouldn’t say anything, but if I’m working closely with this person, the issue is going to come up. Often. More

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We’re Work Friends, Not Random Massage Friends
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One of my coworkers is a super-close talker and a weird creeper. You’ll be sitting there, minding your own business, when suddenly she appears out of nowhere, whispering up in your ear. The other day, this happened, and I told her she had scared the everloving piss out of me (people have told her before that she creeps, but she just laughs it off), so she decided the best option would be to “reassure” me by putting her hand on my shoulder, which weirdly escalated into a mini neck-massage. The whole thing made me massively uncomfortable, but I didn’t really know how to deal with it—I just wanted her to leave. So what do I say now, if anything? She’s already so defensive about how often she sneaks up on people that I’m worried anything I say won’t register, anyway. More