A federal worker was repreminded after co-workers complained of his daily flatulences. Apparently he had about 60 incidents in a 3 months period, or about 9 per day. The average person supposedly passes gas 14 times per day, so he wasn't out of the normal range, but the smell from his gas really bothered the co-workers around him and created a 'hostile' working environment.
Well he should've turn the fan in the direction away from his co-workers. Duh!Several of the employee's coworkers in the "module," or work area, had complained to management about the smell. A supervisor, Deputy Division Director and a Module Manager all spoke with the employee on separate occasions about his need to control his flatulence.
"You said that you would try to pass gas and that you would turn your fan on when it happens," the Module Manager wrote of a discussion that took place on May 18, 2012. "I explained to you that turning on the fan would cause the smell to spread and worsen the air quality in the module."
I feel bad for the guy if he has an uncontrollable condition. From the article it doesn't look like he has a valid excuse, or he didn't try very hard to control it though. He should at least alter his diet, ie no eggs, dairy, ..., to reduce or eliminate the smell at least.