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(Minneapolis Star Tribune)   Nothing sucks like Electrolux. So says employee who was fired for urinating into box, because supervisor wouldn't allow her to take bathroom break   ( divider line
    More: Asinine, Electrolux, Minnesota, Anti-diabetic medication, IAM, St. Cloud, reasonable accommodation  
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2014-03-02 06:54:25 AM  
2 votes:
Welcome, humans! I am ready for you! Fish, plankton, sea greens and protein from the sea. Fresh as harvest day.

Overwhelming, am I not? Are you, too, startled? Am I too removed from your kin?
2014-03-02 03:03:12 AM  
2 votes:
2014-03-02 11:35:26 PM  
1 vote:
What's the difference between a chickpea and a lentil? Nobody pays $200 to have a lentil on their face.
2014-03-02 01:43:46 PM  
1 vote:

BiblioTech: cheap_thoughts: Dear Lord, my employer says I'm to clock out if I want to use the bathroom outside of my scheduled breaks. The farked up thing is that my breaks change daily. In my call center they use Vernit and sometimes I have three hours between breaks. Not good when my diabetes medicine gives me unexpected tummy problems. It's been an issue as I've been taking 'excessive breaks' they say. I don't understand, they're mad I'm clocking out to shiat, aren't they happy to not be paying me?

I know somebody who was under doctor's order to drink a LOT of fluids.  Even with the medical reason, he got fired from his call center job because he was taking "excessive breaks."

Pretty sure the doctor's order wasn't referring to beer.

/but if it did wanna pass along his number?
2014-03-02 12:25:27 PM  
1 vote:
Anyone who can pee in a box in a crowded factory is wasting her talents assembling refrigerators.
2014-03-02 08:10:35 AM  
1 vote:
Doing it entirely wrong.

Wet your pants.

Cry. Run past all the other employees on the line sobbing and yelling "that horrible biatch ass $manager made me piss myself."

Lawyer up, and you have everyone on the line having witnessed your humiliation, and extreme emotional distress.

/now retire on your huuuuuuge settlement.
//all it costs is a pair of pants.
2014-03-02 07:38:49 AM  
1 vote:
It really speaks volumes about how little company owners care about the people who make them rich when they enforce restrictions on how much we can pee, and then defend themselves for it if anyone criticizes them.  I sometimes wonder what these people are actually learning in their expensive, prestigious management courses in university.  It seems like basic wisdom that a happy workforce is more productive than one that's dancing around holding in its pee or one that is miserable.  Morale is the single most important key to productivity, yet managers and executives are consistent in their blind ignorance of this fact.  I know that I will give ten times the effort for a boss that I admire and respect than I will for someone who treats me like a resource and acts like a jackass.

I also don't get companies that boast about their professionalism and great public image, but who then have offices that haven't seen a fresh coat of paint or replacement chairs since 1992.  Ugly, uncomfortable furnishings and decorations do not inspire customers, visitors or staff, yet few companies are ever willing to shell out a few thousand bucks to clean up the mess that is their own facility.  Pathetic.
2014-03-02 07:34:15 AM  
1 vote:
FTA " she begged the line supervisor to let her go to the restroom, but he did not give her permission."

"So Prince [...], walked over to a garbage can near the assembly line, and urinated into the box"

so, she left the line anyway....... wtf did the supervisor have the key to the restroom?
2014-03-02 07:30:32 AM  
1 vote:

MBrady: adamatari: Let me say this - if I ever thought I was going to piss myself, I would go to the bathroom and they can kiss my ass. I would rather face homelessness than work for someone who treated me that badly.

Seriously, there are limits. Don't we have some farking dignity, people?

/no, I know we don't
//because dignity don't pay rent
///this is the ultimate logic of capitalism

I would have pissed on the supervisor's or the boss's desk.

Supervisor:  We need you on the floor for. . .hey. . .what. . .what the hell are you doing?

Employee (whipping it out):  I apologize. I told *aa* you I have to go *aaahh* and I am not going to piss on myself. *much better*
2014-03-02 05:00:45 AM  
1 vote:
Electrolux says in legal documents that it complied with the statute by providing a half-hour lunch break and two 10-minute breaks for every four hours for restroom use, which is in its collective bargaining agreement with the union, the International Association of Machinists (IAM).

Well damn, that explains why all the products I see with the Union Label on them look so yellowy.  All along I thought it was because they were made in China.  Now I know.
2014-03-02 03:23:41 AM  
1 vote:
And Electrolux thinks it was the employees behavior which was indefensible?
2014-03-02 03:14:08 AM  
1 vote:
2014-03-02 02:45:36 AM  
1 vote:
Just another way the American worker falls short.  Robots don't need bathroom breaks.
2014-03-01 10:47:59 PM  
1 vote:
The restroom issue also arose in a massive class-action lawsuit against Wal-Mart and Sam's Club. In a 2008 ruling Dakota County Judge Robert King found that from 1998 to 2004, there were 1.5 million missed and shorted rest breaks. He mentioned the case of Nancy Braun, a Wal-Mart employee, who suffered "the humiliating experience of soiling herself while at work because she was not permitted to use the restroom."

Because working at Walmart wasn't humiliating enough already.
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