Is it legal for your boss to dictate where you poop? - page 4

As in, there are two employee restrooms, and the boss has requested that if you're going to poop, you should use the restroom in the "dirty utility area" because of odor. And if you DO poop in the... Read More

  1. by   Davey Do
    Quote from Sour Lemon
    Doctors would stop by
    Those few words of Sour Lemon's reminded me of a story:

    One of the psychiatrists was in the GeroPsych nurses station and said he badly needed to use the restroom. We informed him the staff restroom was closed for repairs. Staff, in the meantime, was using the locked seclusion bathroom next to the nurses station that was behind two locked doors.

    I went to unlock the doors and was fumbling with the keys when the psychiatrist said,"Hurry up, Dave or I'm going to be incontinent!"
  2. by   Ruby Vee
    Quote from caliotter3
    Lots of nurses who do home care state that they will not poop in the patient's home. It can be an uncomfortable event.
    I hope none of those nurses have ulcerative colitis, irritable bowel syndrome or had a bad taco for lunch.
  3. by   beekee
    Whatever. I generally ignore "rules" that cannot be enforced. I shall poop where I please. If confronted, I will deny it to my death. The manager can't prove anything, unless I clog the toilet. I wonder if you are eligible for unemployment benefits for unsubstantiated pooping.
  4. by   Davey Do
    Quote from beekee
    I shall poop where I please.

    Quote from beekee
    wonder if you are eligible for unemployment benefits for unsubstantiated pooping.
  5. by   Davey Do
    Quote from klone
    As in, there are two employee restrooms, and the boss has requested that if you're going to poop, you should use the restroom in the "dirty utility area" because of odor. And if you DO poop in the non-poop bathroom, you'll be "talked to."

    Asking for a friend.
  6. by   Munch
    Quote from JKL33
    Practically-speaking, it is a reasonable request. It's the idea of policing it and having that conversation that is weird-o.

    "Ashley, could you step into my office for a minute? Um, I saw you leaving the area earlier this morning, and right before that I heard the toilet flush. Three times. there anything you want to tell me?"

    Anyway, at work? Never. NEVER. Yeah, it's possible Freud would have a field day...

    "Can you please sign this write up please? You dumped one in the wrong toilet, we've been keeping watch and timing how long each person was in the bathroom." They would have to keep watch at all times because even if someone comes out and the hallway reeks the person in there before them could be the real culprit..god forbid someone being falsely accused!
    Last edit by Munch on Jan 18 : Reason: Spelling
  7. by   0.5GPA
    I did an Oncology clinical last year that required everyone to poop in a certain bathroom that is located almost off the floor near the elevators

    The bathroom on the actual floor was for "everything else"

    I thought it was weird as hell but I was the guest and a student so I do whatever I am told lol
  8. by   Neats
    I am laughing so hard right now. As a manager I never dictated where anyone could poo but I did make them leave the area smelling febreez fresh/match stick fresh.

    I have twin boys who well decided to see if they could light on fire after letting ended up in the emergency room where I worked...I got a donut for Christmas form the staff for my children. too funny.
  9. by   KelRN215
    Quote from meanmaryjean
    I used to work with a CNA who literally would clock out and go HOME (2 blocks away) to poop.
    Did this remind anyone else of American Pie?

    As far as the OP goes, what if someone is in the poop bathroom and you have diarrhea? I think this could questionably be a violation of the ADA if there are any nurses with Crohn's, Ulcerative Colitis, IBS-D or any other illnesses that would warrant unrestricted access to a bathroom.
  10. by   MunoRN
    I've learned the hard way that your boss can tell you that you can't poop in your bosses desk drawer.
  11. by   SpankedInPittsburgh
    I swear God made earthworms smarter than some management types. Imagine getting fired for this and then suing the hospital. Your lawyer asks "why did you fire this nurse?". What's the answer except "I fired her for pooping in the employees bathroom". Please too stupid for words
    Last edit by SpankedInPittsburgh on Jan 18
  12. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Hey, poop happens. I do not like to poo at work but if I do, I tend to flush the toilet like 4 times to keep it from stinking up the place. By that token, IF I poop at work it's cause I have to go badly. I will go to the nearest bathroom and if that is one they don't like me using, too bad. There are only TWO staff toilets where I work. (and four for patients). For the staff: One male/one female. Yes I use the male bathroom if I need to. It's a single toilet, one door and lock. A male confronted me about it and I shut him up quickly when I said, well bathroom disparity is too high to leave a whole restroom to one or two of you males when there are like 20 females in the same building. SO yes, I WILL use the "men's" bathroom if I choose. And if male uses the "womens" no problem there either. Sometimes we have to be quick when we go cause patients can have issues and need us quickly so I go where the door is unlocked, wherever that is. The men almost never find a locked door when they feel the need, ours is locked about 50% of the time I find I have to go. So yep, men's room works for me. I was "that girl" at the concert in the 80s who used male bathrooms, too. A mile long line for women, no waiting for men. You figure it out.
  13. by   Leader25
    laughing, at our place the OR mgr told the nurses they must pee only during their break not before a new case starts. Well that got thrown out.