Pooing at work!

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Witchtower Wed 20-Nov-19 17:48:59

My manager has asked me to time my bowel movements so that I can poo during my half hour lunch break. This is the first poo I have ever done at work!
Is this even legal?

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juneybean Wed 20-Nov-19 17:50:28

How are your bowel movements up for discussion!?!?!?!

Ispy123 Wed 20-Nov-19 17:50:35

shockI would be mortified!!! How did he even know you'd had a pooconfused

Nursing83 Wed 20-Nov-19 17:52:29

I'd love to know how that conversation came up! I dont think it's legal, possibly annoying for your boss and colleagues if your poos are taking over 30 mins though

TiceCream Wed 20-Nov-19 17:53:52

Of course you can’t time when you need to go, that’s ridiculous as well as impossible.

isabellerossignol Wed 20-Nov-19 17:54:00

I'm struggling to think how this could possibly come up in conversation

iklboo Wed 20-Nov-19 17:54:45


Witchtower Wed 20-Nov-19 17:55:12

So I was on the toilet and got a phone call...

Me- hello
Manager- hello where are you?
Me- I’m on the toilet
Manager- why?
Me- seriously?
Manager- what are you doing?
Me- I’m doing a poo
Manager- can’t you time it better
Me- no

Then I went to his office and said seriously are you joking? He began laughing and said ‘well I hold mine all day and it’s an expectation across the country’

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CareOfPunts Wed 20-Nov-19 17:55:16


RB68 Wed 20-Nov-19 17:55:38

Just ask him when he does his at lunch time so you can make sure you are not both away from your desk/unavailable then tell him to go stick his head in the toilet - ridiculous request

CareOfPunts Wed 20-Nov-19 17:56:20

How did he even know you'd had a poo

This! Did he follow you into the toilet or did someone dob you in for shitting in work time?

Witchtower Wed 20-Nov-19 17:56:29

Ps I genuinely don’t take the piss with toilet breaks. This is the first time I have taken a poo at work. I’ve been constipated the past 2 days.

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Yeahyeahyeahyeeeeah Wed 20-Nov-19 17:57:13


RB68 Wed 20-Nov-19 17:57:19

Oh in that case don't answer phone and just text - busy anything you need?

I do think it was a joke, tell him that is how you end up constipated in old age - god fobid anyone at your office has IBS or similar

RaininSummer Wed 20-Nov-19 17:57:26

Why did you even answer the phone?

CareOfPunts Wed 20-Nov-19 17:57:38

Why the fuck did you answer the phone on the toilet? And then tell him you were having a shit?

You sound as batshit as him to be honest

SabineSchmetterling Wed 20-Nov-19 17:57:55

Why would you answer the phone if you were on the toilet? Isn’t that sort of thing the reason why smartphones have the “call you back” auto text message option now when you cancel a call.

HilaryBriss Wed 20-Nov-19 17:58:15

Went would you answer your phone whilst on the toilet? Why would you then go on to explain exactly what you were doing??

Aquamarine1029 Wed 20-Nov-19 17:59:00

Personally, I'd be furious about this. You really shouldn't have answered your phone and you shouldn't have been so "descriptive."

Queenoftheashes Wed 20-Nov-19 17:59:13

I’m sure this sort of thing goes on in a sports direct warehouse but the normal expectation surely is “if you gotta go you gotta go” as Jeff goldblum said

BendNSnap Wed 20-Nov-19 17:59:22

This has made me laugh! I don't think they can stop you having a 'comfort break.' It sounds like he was joking though.

Witchtower Wed 20-Nov-19 18:00:18

😂😂😂 I ignored the call for a second and then I thought let me answer as I usually get called for emergencies or in case he thought I was MIA.

He genuinely wasn’t joking. I clarified that a few times with him.

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Geppili Wed 20-Nov-19 18:01:23

That is so funny! But I think he is being totally unreasonable. That said, my DH will NEVER poo at work, nor my DSs at school! There is a poo queue at around 5pm at ours!

Witchtower Wed 20-Nov-19 18:01:29

@ HilaryBriss he asked me to go to his office to talk to him after my poo. Wasn’t on my own accord

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CareOfPunts Wed 20-Nov-19 18:01:31

Maybe next time you go to the loo leave your phone on your desk

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