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  • Mice in the office

    Hello

    Iím hoping that I may be able to get a bit of guidance with a situation at work. I have a phobia of mice, I have to admit it is rather extreme of the screaming, crying jumping on tables type of phobia. I work in the Head Office for a large multi national company which unfortunately has a significant problem with mice. This week there were two sightings near my desk which did make me rather anxious but as I didnít see one I tried to pretend it didnít exist. However my good luck ended and I saw one underneath my desk this was swiftly followed by a rather spectacular display of screaming and crying from me which culminated on me being wheeled out on my computer chair as I was afraid to put my feet on the floor.

    I have to admit that my employers do have rentokil pest attend frequently but it doesnít seem to be working. Iíve worked from home for the past couple of days since the sighting and am feeling terribly anxious about returning to the office on Monday.

    My line manager works in a different location to me and is aware of my phobia. I know it is stupid that the mouse canít hurt me but logic disappears as soon as I see one.

    I canít quite explain how extreme my phobia is, Iíd really like to know what requests can be reasonably made of my employer. I know I have a phobia but the job I have chosen isnít one where you would expect to come into daily contact with mice. Am I unreasonable to expect to be able to work in a mouse free environment? Is it reasonable of me to request to work from an alternative location until they are under control.

    I will add for context that this isnít a one off the mice have been in my area this week but there are daily sighting of them in other parts of the building so it is a widespread problem. It is a constant issue and I have such feelings of dread about Monday, I canít sleep with worry itís on my mind hence this very early morning message.

    Any guidance or suggestions welcome, Iíve tried calming tablets which didnít seem to work.

    Thanks

    OfficeGal
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    Hi, I cannot say I know this particular area well, I would have thought though, it would be a health and safety issue or aspect? Especially if food stuffs are about (your lunches for example, if you take a pack up), sorry I cannot be more helpful.

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      From someone with an irrational fear of balloons, and someone who had a complete meltdown and panic attack after an office birthday party, there is nothing shameful about being afraid.

      I'm tagging Ula mariefab Peridot for more help.
      Those who don't believe in Magic will never find it! - Roald Dahl

      Tears are not a sign of weakness they are a sign of having been too strong too long! - Unknown

      You are not disabled by your disability but made able by your abilities. - Oscar Pistorius

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      • #4
        Originally posted by beaconsman View Post
        Hi, I cannot say I know this particular area well, I would have thought though, it would be a health and safety issue or aspect? Especially if food stuffs are about (your lunches for example, if you take a pack up), sorry I cannot be more helpful.
        Chewing through electrical cables (health and safety?)

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