Boss requires employees to ‘log bathroom breaks’

The individual received termination ultimatum when he opposed the policy


In a viral Reddit post, an employee shared that his boss has asked employees to record their bathroom breaks. This has been established as a compulsory mandate, which is to be followed by the all the employees.

The user mentioned that even when he expressed opposition towards the policy, he supposedly faced a job termination ultimatum from the boss. Now, he is contemplating leaving the company, after working there for 18 years.

His post mentions that his new boss is extremely strict about tracking everybody’s whereabouts. “I’m almost 40 years old and I’m not about to walk over to his cubicle, slide my dot to the left to signal I’m going to the bathroom,” he expressed.

The said employee received a warning note from his supervisors saying that his refusal to comply with instructions will be interpreted as ‘insubordination’ or failure to obey orders. He states that he’s considering resigning from his post but is confused as the job offers many favourable perks.

The post has received over 22,000 upvotes and a multitude of comments from fellow Redditors. These comments predominantly criticised the boss and proposed strategies to counteract the rule.

One Redditor suggested to not to leave the job as doing so would probably be advantageous to the company to replace him with someone on a lower salary and may even fewer vacation days. Some Redditor stated that this policy violates legal norms, because while such policies may be acceptable for lunch breaks, bathroom breaks are a different matter altogether.

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