Boss pens brutal note to staff about bathroom break rules – and faces backlash

A boss has been heavily criticised online for demanding employees clock out of work for toilet breaks using a passive aggressive note.

The savage poster was posted on Reddit by the boss – and spread like wildfire, reports BirminghamLive.

Now, many of us have been witness to post-it notes in the workplace.

Usually, they ask people to please wash up their spoons or else replace the milk when it runs out.

But, this manager’s note took office requests way too far according to commenters.

The poster told employees: "Always clock out when passing this door. Including: bathroom breaks, 10-minute shift breaks, lunch breaks, questions regarding personal requests."

The note continued: "Questions regarding production should not require leaving the production area, please see floor manager on duty.

“Paid break times will be added to your paycheck in accordance with hours worked."

So, while the boss was at least allowing workers to be paid for their breaks they wouldn’t receive any money for nipping to the loo.

Or, if they spoke to a manager about leave requests or other personal matters.


In the comments, one person said: "Worked for an insurance call centre with a green lizard mascot and we had to clock out for bathroom breaks – we had six minutes of 'personal time' (unscheduled break time for bathroom use etc) and it was an issue if we consistently went over.

“The building was MASSIVE and you could easily be stuck with a cubicle that took six minutes just to walk to and from the bathroom alone.”

While another added: “If you want to buy my body for eight hours, you will pay for its needs, too.”

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And, a third noted: “You just read my mind. And I agree if they fire me for just using that bathroom.

“Then f*** them I'll just ruin there reputation. By telling everyone not to work there anymore.

“There just on a power trip right now (sic).”

Another said: "I need water and food to get through a work day.

“That means I need to get rid of that water and food during the work day as well. Don't like it? Hire a robot."

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