My work situation just changed, but formerly we were warned not to spend too much work time in the loo and if I had to poop I had to take two cell phones and a radio with me and be prepared to sprint back to the control center. The center I was in two jobs prior had phones, a subset of controls, and a full monitor display IN the bathroom, making it much more convenient to work while pooping, or vice versa.
@DVDBZN - Backups? BWAHAHAHA! What a 20th century idea.
There were actually two simultaneous operators in the bathroom-operations job, but that company took a financial hit or two and spun off the whole division. The job after that had a supervisor as control operator on every shift, but the pay was crap. The most recent one was better in every way for a long time - there were actually three reliefs every DAY shift, and you could always call central operations if you had to step away from the control center - but then THAT company took some financial hits and spun off my division, and the company that bought us has been running a skeleton staff while they bring us “up to speed” - which means no reliefs, no backup, and a fight to even train temporary coverage for when someone is out sick or whatever.
I’m not going to get too specific here for ‘reputational’ reasons, but man, the 21st century sucks!
@hchavers This exactly. I came into the comments to say I prefer to poop at work. I’ve worked hard to make my morning schedule consist of coffee and a poop after my 9 am meeting. I don’t have to pay for the toilet paper or water, and it’s paid work time. Why wouldn’t I poop there instead?
The toilets where I work are very poorly designed where the inside of the bowl does not have an incline, but instead forms somewhat of a shelf. Often times logs just sit on the shelf and won’t go down no matter how many times you flush. Lately I’ve taken to lining the bowl with paper to create a sort of transporter. This seems to help, but sometimes I still need to seek out the plunger to help move things along. Makes for a somewhat stressful situation pooping at work, not knowing if you’ll end up with a log jam.
Pooping at work is disgusting! No our bathrooms don’t have a cleanliness problem but I’ve gotten used to using a bidet, so using paper alone always makes me feel like I’ve got a bad case of swamp-ass the rest of the day!
I work in a small office (13 people), mostly old guys like me. There are two younger guys who are more recent hires and their cubicles are in a separate block. I swear, every time I use the restroom, one or both of them are in there sitting in a toilet stall. My coworker/buddy and I refer to the younger guy’s cubicle block as the “IBS ward”.