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Saturday, November 14, 2009

British company charging tax for toilet breaks

You would have read all about those jokes where companies charge individuals for using the toilet as a part of cost cutting; probably you would have laughed thinking that such a thing is impossible in the real world. Well, guess what, nothing is impossible. Here is a company that has actually implemented such a policy (link to article), and obviously employees are unhappy:

A company in UK has come up with an "outrageous" plan to save expenses – workers are charged on the amount of time they spend in the restroom and their salary is deducted accordingly. Although, Dunbia, the meat supplying company says the scheme was implemented due to health and safety issues and an allowance was being given to cover the "toilet tax, the employees are disappointed that it is costing them £30 a week to answer the nature's call."
"Dunbia is making money every time a worker visits the loo and that money is coming out of the workers' wage packets. It's outrageous that in 2009 workers have to endure the indignity of clocking out for toilet breaks," Cathy Rudderforth, regional officer for the Unite union, said.

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