In “evil bosses” news, a company has created a toilet that’s designed to be so uncomfortable that it prevents workers from taking long bathroom breaks. The StandardToilet is tilted at a 13-degree angle, so it causes leg strain after just five minutes of sitting.
The angle of the StandardToilet is “not enough to cause health issues,” founder Mahabir Gill told Wired. It’s just enough to feel like an extended squat. “Thirteen degrees is not too inconvenient, but you’d soon want to get off the seat quite quickly,” he explained. For what it’s worth, the toilet is approved by the British Toilet Association (BTA).
Mahabir was inspired to create the toilet by his own experiences as a boss. While working as a consulting engineer for 40 years, he sometimes found workers asleep on the toilet, and he was often annoyed by the long lines for public bathrooms.
But forcing people to flee from the bathroom after just a few minutes sounds rather draconian.
Employees sometimes use bathroom time to relax and escape from work, yes — but breaks are important, and in some workplaces, the bathroom is the only place where you can get one.
Needless to say, people have some THOUGHTS about this new toilet on social media.
One person said,
“Surely the raise in productivity will correspond with a raise in wages right? Ahahaha just kidding you just hate working people.”
Others came up with hilarious ways to fight the evil toilet.
Oh yeah, you can just do that!
And last, but not least…
This toilet is not yet available to purchase, but a patent application has been filed.
Here’s hoping nobody actually buys this completely evil contraption!
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