A worker has caused a stink while working in Africa after falling foul of cultural differences. The employee, an Aberdeen man, was on loan from Schlumberger's city offices to Gabon. Offended colleagues filed a "hazardous situation report" complaining of the employee's flatulence as a "biohazard". The report stated that the closed office space was a problem affecting workers' health and performance.

The Aberdonian was questioned, however defended his actions as being normal behaviour where he came from. Graeme Anthony, Schlumberger's North Sea operations manager commented on the cultural differences affecting what constitutes acceptable behaviour in different countries: "I doubt it would be acceptable behaviour here either but he was probably just being a normal Aberdeen loon.”

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