I work with a woman who has long fingernails. Long. Really long. Verrrrrry long. I’d say with conviction they are at least 5 inches long. No, really. Maybe 6 inches. I swear. Long enough that they curl under on the ends. She types with her knuckles (I’ve seen her). She dials the phone with her knuckles or a pencil. I have no idea how she completes other functions of a more personal nature, but believe me, the thought has crossed my mind once or twice.
The problem is - being around her makes me cringe. It’s almost nausea-inducing. I don’t know how to describe the feeling. It’s just repellent to me. I can barely look at her when in conversation because I feel compelled to stare at her hands (like they’re an accident on the side of the road).
I have no idea about her job performance; she doesn’t report to me.
Is it just me, or are nails or other body ornamentation of such a nature that they cause stares or comments (and not just from me - you should see how visitors to the office react) absolutely not professional in any way, shape or form?
Nothing in our employee handbook about this; we’re too busy making sure women don’t wear skirts any shorter than two inches below their fingertips when arms are at their sides.
I know I have to get past this, but it’s really, really repulsive.