Company limits bathroom breaks to 6 minutes a day
Without getting TOO personal, I’m sure one of your small joys at work is heading to the bathroom after lunch for 20 quiet minutes of alone time. But what if your boss was standing outside with a stopwatch?
A company called WaterSaver Faucet in Chicago felt like employees were spending too much time in the bathroom . . . so they instituted a new policy last month.
Everyone got 60 minutes of bathroom time over 10 days . . . which means six minutes a day. You have to swipe your employee card going into the bathroom and swipe it again when you come out.
There were 19 people who went over their 60 minutes, and all of them got warnings. The next time they go over, they could be looking at a suspension.
The Teamsters union just filed a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board over the policy. They say it’s an invasion of privacy and sets unreasonable expectations.
The CEO of WaterSaver is Steve Kersten, and he says the bathroom policy will save hundreds of hours of productivity a month . . . although he did admit HE doesn’t have to swipe his card when he uses HIS bathroom.