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originally posted by: Liquesence
I'm shaking my head at this. What is this, middle school in the form of a corporation?
So say the teamsters:
Basically, the company has gotten tired of people spending too much time in the bathroom outside their breaks, and the Teamsters aren't too happy (and they shouldn't be happy).
If you work at WaterSaver Faucet Company, when you gotta go, you might not want to go.
The Chicago company installed a new system that monitors bathroom breaks and penalizes employees who spend more than six minutes a day in the washroom outside their normal breaks.
Oh, ok, it's a War against Unions. Actually, maybe it is:
In December, the union-represented employees had to start swiping their badges to gain access to the washrooms. By March, 19 were disciplined for excessive use, Kreitman said.
The bathroom-monitoring part of the policy was put in place only four days after the union requested paid sick days for its members, Kreitman said.
How DARE you get sick leave.
And wait, what? They now make you swipe you badge so they can *monitor* your bathroom breaks to make sure you don't spend more than 6 minutes TOTAL per day? Does this also apply to non-union employees? Maybe not.I wonder.
So far, the bathroom rules only apply to the 80 union employees at WaterSaver who work on the production line
But guess what? They REWARD too!
Employees who don't use extra breaks get a dollar a day while others who exceed more than one hour in a 10-day period will get a warning, which can lead to termination, he said.
Hot damn! A whole dollar for not going to the bathroom. And a gold star to boot! And if you're bad? You're FIRED. *Cue Trump soundbite*
It gets better:
A 12-page rule list given to employees is also pretty strict about how to take care of your personal business at the company.
"Place all toilet paper in the toilet and make sure that the toilet is completely flushed," it states. Employees are also told to place paper towels in the trash, refrain from "malicious gossip" and not to "make derogatory or inflammatory comments about the company."
Yep, refrain from talking crap about the company who restricts your bathroom under threat of penalty, too. Who is this company?
How dare you heed your call of nature. That's lost productivity!
[company president] Kersten told the Chicago Tribune last week that excessive bathroom breaks amounted to 120 hours of lost productivity in May.
Of course, the company spokesman says this is not the case, but who would I believe, teamsters ( and I know quite a few) or a shady for-profit corporation?