Restroom Use Policy

  1. In the past, employees were permitted to make trips to the restroom under informal guidelines. Effective immediately, a Restroom Trip Policy will be established to provide a more consistent method of accounting for each employee's restroom time and ensuring equal treatment of all employees.

    Under the policy a "Restroom Trip Bank" will be established for each employee. The first day of each month, employees will be given twenty Restroom Trip Credits. These credits may be accumulated.

    Within four to six weeks, the entrance doors to all restrooms are being equipped with personal identification stations and computer- linked voice print recognition devices. Before the end of the month each employee must provide two copies of voice prints (one normal and one under stress) to the Human Resources Department. The voice print recognition station will be operational but not restrictive during the entire month. Employees should acquaint themselves with the stations during that period.

    If the employee's Restroom Trip Bank balance reaches zero, the doors to the restrooms will not unlock for that employee's voice until the first of the next month. In addition, all restroom stalls are being equipped with timed paper roll retractors. If the stall is occupied for more than three minutes, an alarm will sound. Thirty-seconds after the alarm sounds, the roll of paper will retract into the wall, the toilet will flush, and the stall door will open. If the stall remains occupied, your picture will be taken.

    The picture will then be posted on the bulletin board located in the Employee Relations Office. Anyone's picture showing up three times will immediately be terminated. If you have any questions about this policy, please ask your supervisor. They have all received advanced instructions.
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  3. by   thisnurse
    can i sell my bathroom time to my fellow employees?
  4. by   nurs4kids
    what would ANY nurse need with bathroom time anyway???
  5. by   P_RN
    Nursing stations Have Bathrooms? Hey *I* have a "clinical bladder."
  6. by   thisnurse
    i heard that in some places nurses go to the bathroom, but im not sure if thats true
  7. by   hapeewendy
    all I can say is i would buck their system

    can we say foley with a leg bag?
    haha jokes on you management!

    but seriously, heaven forbid you should happen to eat some bad cafeteria food or something!

    nice to see the trend of management trying to totally own our entire lives continues, why should it be limited to killing our social lives and breaking our backs and making our feet fall off, and giving us gray hair !

    I think its a ploy to get the OR more business for ruptured bladders etc

    who is sleeping with the head of urology ??????!!?!?

    the pictures on the wall thing is particularly interesting, kind of like a most wanted list of sorts, pity the fool who ends up there though, fellow staff will no doubt ride them for their washroom inadequacy
  8. by   night owl
    Is nothing sacred??? I feel for those with a spastic colon or a spastic bladder...Depends anyone? Can I interest you in a fecal incontinent bag? How about a 16,18,20,22,24,26,28,30 foley???? Drainage or leg bag?
  9. by   Huganurse
    LOL. You should have posted this under humor so as not to confuse us here. That was really cute. I'll share it with the nurses at work for a laugh.
  10. by   nur20
    Can my "missed time" carry over to the next month or can i sell it back at the end of the year?? After all, i'm sure there's no way i would get a chance to use it all, and chances are i'll need the money for a urologist!!!!!
  11. by   betts
    Remember, things are't always as they appear; critical thinking and observation are but two of our many attributes.
    Way to go Huganurse.
  12. by   hapeewendy
    betts my friend, I think we all knew it was humourous based on the fact that 9 times out of 10
    your posts make us fall off our chairs laughing

    it would be against human rights to impose such a policy, but the scary thing is , most of us wouldnt put it past our management.......

    and 20 restroom credits wouldnt cut it anyway
    everyone has to use the washroom at least once a day, it would have been slightly more believeable had it been 30-35, but still, I would love to see the frequen pee'r's club pictures on the wall of our staff room, I think that would be classic

    keep us laughing, we have to have something funny to read when we come home from work, work can be funny dont get me wrong, but usually not ha ha funny!
  13. by   mario_ragucci
    To keep "working life" seperate from "voiding life" is threatening to my mental stability. I need to be able to step back, and into my stall, when ever and for how long I like. It's my way of coping with my job. If I was prohibited from my free hibernation practices, i would have a mental breakdown.

    Do women at work make each other wait in line to use the bathroom? At work, do you go to use the bathroom, but find all the stalls locked? Do any women ever exclaim, "Hurry up" if their waiting to go?
  14. by   nursedawn67
    I am a nurse...bathroom time is almost null and VOID! LOL

    Nothing as funny as watching a nurse try to get meds passed out and doing the "gotta go potty" shuffle!!!

    I am Nurse there for I don't Pee!! LOL

    I am Nurse hear me shuffle!!

    another funny thing is try using the bathroom once, and I bet you come out to someone waiting for you for something.....I can't hide any where!