Office Installs Alarm To Go Off When Employees Spend More Than 8 Minutes In The Bathroom
2:00 pm, January 31st | by Amy Tennery
Yesterday, the buzz was all about awkwardly shaped urinals. Today, it’s bizarre office bathroom rules. And this one’s a doozy.
A call center in Norway has just installed an alarm system that alerts the boss every time an employee spends longer than eight minutes per day in the restroom, according to the Telegraph. That’s not eight minutes at a time. That’s eight minutes in the entire day.
Of course, after communicable disease, makeup-related eye injuries, public urination citations, kidney infections, UTIs, and bladder-pain-induced hostility sky-rocket around the office, one can presume these rules may be revised.
Shockingly, as the Telegraph points out, this isn’t the first office bathroom madness reported recently in Norway. Last year, a firm allegedly forced its female employees to wear
a scarlet letter red bracelets during their periods, to “justify more frequent trips to the loo.” Oh my.