Everyone knows how does it feel to take a long bathroom break when you're at work. The ones that last for 20 minutes or maybe longer, and if someone asks, well you had spicy food for lunch, that's why.
But it's actually a time that you try to relax, go through your phone, like your best friend's new Instagram post, maybe sleep a little, maybe play Candy Crush... It seems like the bosses realized this trick that there's a solution that won't let you do this any longer.
A start-up company called "StandardToilet" created a new toilet, which is slopped about 13 degrees forward, which makes it unbearable to sit on after 5 minutes as it increases strain on the legs.
Mahabir Gill, founder of the company said to Wired that comes with health benefits, like improved posture. But according to Gill, "Its main benefit is to the employers, not the employees. It saves the employer money."
BREAKING NEWS: Say goodbye to comfort breaks! New downward-tilting toilets are designed to become unbearable to sit on after five minutes. They say the main benefit is to employees in improved employee productivity. pic.twitter.com/lfDbeXJdCX— Dave Vescio (@DaveVescio) December 17, 2019
A survey conducted by Protecting.co.uk in July 2019 across 8 UK cities, and the results were kind of shocking; the average bathroom break in London was 28 minutes and 35 seconds, which implies that companies may lose up to two and a half hours of working time per week for each employee.
The harm it can do to a company is obvious indeed, but how smart is it to take the most private place for people away from them, I don't know.