Basic Bodily Functions Are A Luxury At Many Workplaces
A company that posted an "EMPLOYEES NOT ALLOWED TO PISS" sign on the wall would presumably get sued out of existence pretty fast. But that just means they have to be more subtle about it, usually by making sure you can't hit your required goals unless you hold it in for 12 hours. Can you guess what sterling company we're going to hear about first? It's Walmart, making what will absolutely not be their last appearance on this list. They have been sued over and over again for denying their employees the time to take restroom breaks -- or any kind of breaks -- while they're working.
Not to be outdone, the warehouses for Amazon (aka The Walmart Of The Future) are known for being littered with piss bottles because employees are afraid to leave the floor. Meanwhile, Amazon delivery drivers will also piss in a bottle for your convenience, and apparently shit right in the back of the delivery van as well.
And speaking of drivers, next time you're in an Uber, make sure to never, ever put your hands under a seat, just in case the driver left his pee-filled Gatorade bottle there. Likewise, buses are just roving piss pots, thanks to drivers who are afraid of being late for scheduled arrival times. Drivers "all across the country" forgo normal bathroom breaks, and have taken to pissing on their buses, some of them resorting to diapers.
Meanwhile, American Future Systems Inc, a business letter publisher, was ordered by a judge to pay back $1.75 million to thousands of its employees. This ruling came after the company was caught forcing employees to clock out before they pissed. It's also really worth noting that this company employed 6,000 people and this went on for four years.
Honestly, this is so common that the whole column could be entirely about this. A report on the poultry industry by Oxfam detailed how employees in the United States are so routinely denied the right to use the bathroom that they either just avoid drinking during the day to prevent the need or (again) wear a diaper at work so they can go home at night covered in chicken shit on the outside and their own shit on the inside. But there's no need for unions or anything here, let's not get crazy.
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SunTrust Laid Off People And Still Expected Them To Work
Layoffs suck. As a writer, I know that just about better than anyone. However, if you desperately wanted to find a silver lining to this cloud of shit, you could say that at least you'll have a few days to anxiously relax in your sweatpants. But dozens of IT employees for SunTrust Bank didn't even get that, as they were crotch-punched right into a zone of being both laid off and expected to keep working.