Can bleach absorb into your skin?

United States
@tlb0822 (1418)
November 6, 2008 2:43am CST
I clean with bleach on a daily bases at my work. It's constant, because we use it to wipe down our tables, and bar. Well I can wash my hands with water, and soap but the smell doesn't go away. It makes my eyes burn, and my hands real dry. We really don't have time to put gloves or anything on. So I was curious as to whether bleach can absorb into your skin? How do you get the smell to go away? Is it safe to use that much without wearing gloves?