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telecom_goddess
03-22-2019, 01:29 PM
The building I work in is one of those huge spread out open floor plan kind of nightmares, in other words, a total fishbowl. The bathrooms are half a mile away on either end, and one end has a multi stall bathroom with the break room nearby, and it's one I use maybe once a day, when I need the microwave and coffee. The other bathroom is a single use on the other end, and the one I use the most. I like the single use because it's private. Well now they have stuck a note on the multi use one, saying due to accommodation to leave the bathroom door propped open. Hell to the NO! I refuse to compromise my privacy in the damn bathroom and when I'm in it that door is staying closed. It's easily pushed and pulled open, and if it THAT much of an issue they need to put in one of those push buttons to open it. I don't know why it isn't there already.

They can't really expect me to leave the bathroom door open, where anyone gathered outside can hear everything. NOPE!!!!

Rosco the Iroc
03-22-2019, 01:45 PM
I have no shame, One Thunder bucket tribute show to Blue man Group coming up!


Or is it, leave it open when you leave so other know it's free to use.

telecom_goddess
03-22-2019, 03:36 PM
Well I do have shame and I'm NOT going to comply with this. They need to install a proper power door opener thing that closes itself.

notalwaysright
03-22-2019, 05:07 PM
If the bathroom smells anything like other bathrooms, that would be reason enough to keep it shut!

telecom_goddess
03-22-2019, 05:47 PM
Oh you don't even want to know the smell level at our old location. Luckily it's way better here. I figure if I'm not using it I'll leave it alone but if I go in there I'm shutting the damn door. Period.

telecom_goddess
04-01-2019, 05:38 PM
Well as it turns out I ended up moving desks and I'm now closer to the single use bathroom, and the coffee/microwave setup on that side of the building so I won't be going in that stupid multi use bathroom anymore. I just hope someone else speaks up about the privacy issue and doesn't let it be, cause it's still wrong.

Arcus
04-02-2019, 05:29 AM
Get one of those novelty fart machines and hide it in there. Every time a big boss walks by and the door is open, set it off. They will change their minds about the door in a hurry.

Kit-Ginevra
04-02-2019, 04:29 PM
Whilst we're at it,why do you lot over the pond have big gaps between the edge of the door and the wall in the bathroom cubicles?Is it so you can wave to each other through the gap whilst you're occupied?

ladyjaneinmd
04-02-2019, 05:00 PM
Whilst we're at it,why do you lot over the pond have big gaps between the edge of the door and the wall in the bathroom cubicles?Is it so you can wave to each other through the gap whilst you're occupied?

The gaps under the door are so little children can crawl underneath and into the stall of strangers. Because everybody LOVES little children, right? Especially when in the middle of doing their business.

And the gaps on the side are for the 12-year-old precious boys who are MUCH too widdle to be left outside on their own while mummy pees, so they can figure out the best vantage point to catch some women in a half-undressed state.

Why yes, both things have happened to me! Why do you ask?

EricKei
04-02-2019, 06:17 PM
Don't forget that they have another purpose: Allowing people to shimmy out of the stall while leaving the door locked.

Kidding aside, while emergency egress makes sense, I've often heard that the suspended/higher doors and intervening walls are simply cheaper to produce.

telecom_goddess
04-02-2019, 10:16 PM
It's because it's cheaper, and I hate it!!! I would love to have actual damn privacy in those stalls.