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Old 08-26-2014, 07:58 PM   #81
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if i had to poop 4x a day id wear a diaper
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Old 08-27-2014, 05:30 PM   #82
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..and i now will make a point to discuss this issue with new workers(just did tonight in an interview)......new rule---no driving to a gas station to pee....pee behind a bush, pee in a toilet, pee in a bucket
We all look at this through our own prism of experience, and I respect that, I think you are making a mistake/asking for trouble/going about it the wrong way.
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Old 08-27-2014, 05:53 PM   #83
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I would rather crap in bucket than use a gas station br or porta potty....
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If we dont have access to a bathroom or a john on site I let all of my guys run to the gas station or a mcdonalds when they need whether its to pee or crap. I think what it really comes down to is respect. Respect for your employees and coworkers, respect for your client, and respect for those around your jobsite. How is it fair for me to ask a laborer making 12 an hour to risk a felony and getting put on the sex offender list to save myself the 15-20 minutes it takes him to run somewhere with bathroom access?
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Company rule to piss in a bush? Yea, that will cover him in court. Are you going to pay the fines when he gets arrested for indecent exposure for relieving himself out side some women's bedroom window?
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Ill try to get a pic tomorrow but a local painter i drive by has a porto on a trailer that they bring to every job site. Its lettered up and everything.
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Found a pic on his website.
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And I thought I carried a ton of ladders around.
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How is it fair for me to ask a laborer making 12 an hour to risk a felony and getting put on the sex offender list to save myself the 15-20 minutes it takes him to run somewhere with bathroom access?
That's what I was thinking.....
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I don't see how there is a risk of getting in trouble for peeing in the back of the cube van with the door closed.

You can't make it a rule but any good employee who is eager to make the boss happy isn't going to be driving off to take a leak.
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Any good boss will ensure there's a place to use for his or her crew. It's a simple matter of decency.
I work in a lot of occupied homes, and always ask prior to using the powder room, never a problem.
When we are in a large remodel for a contractor, they have a porta pottie on site.
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Any good boss will ensure there's a place to use for his or her crew. It's a simple matter of decency.
I work in a lot of occupied homes, and always ask prior to using the powder room, never a problem.
When we are in a large remodel for a contractor, they have a porta pottie on site.
im a plumber....often the water or drains are shut down while were working....the customers bathrooms wont work if there is no water.... many of you guys are looking at this from a perspective thats not a plumber.....the last job where it was an issue had the sewer being redone...you cant flush a toilet when there is no sewer for it to go to....and i cant get a porta jon for a 7 hour job for 2 people

i DO supply my guys with a bathroom....its a bucket....and you arent exposing yourself when you close the back door of the cube van....is it sanitary? nope....but when your hands are in **** all day its a heck of a lot more sanitary that what i work with all day long---98% of plumbers would have no issue with the 'bucket'
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Huggy is a one man shop. Sure there may be exceptions, but most of us don't schlep around a port-a-potty. Most folks are aware of their system, and have it timed somehow, like housebreaking.. I too would worry / wonder about the guy who poops four times a day, or spends over five minutes in the john.

Sure, if you have to go, you have to go. But, I doubt huggy really wanted to be aware of an employees bathroom habbits. It should not have been brought to his attention.
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1/2 gallon, empty milk jugs or gatorade bottles, yes, wide mouth of course!

I keep a bucket in the trailer, cut a larger hole in the lid and put a garbage bag in it. Poop, wipe and tie up bag, then throw out. What is wrong with that, done it numerous times when have to be on job early and didn't have time to wait for morning constitutional.

If my guy leaves to use bathroom and takes 70 min out of day, he had better be sick or we will have problems. I get having a portapotty but sometimes it is just not possible. You do what is necessary to get the job done, plus I would rather poop in my a bucket in my trailer than a portapotty.
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When I first bought my house (on small acreage) I was having a shop built the first week I was there.

Evidently the concrete crew was running over to my neighbors trees to take dumps. She walked her poodle around those trees every evening. The poodle went over and rolled around in the feces. Not a pleasant way to meet a new neighbor.
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When I first bought my house (on small acreage) I was having a shop built the first week I was there.

Evidently the concrete crew was running over to my neighbors trees to take dumps. She walked her poodle around those trees every evening. The poodle went over and rolled around in the feces. Not a pleasant way to meet a new neighbor.
I can relate. I worked for a company that was building a new home a few years ago. There was one laborer who had to use "his" bucket at least 3 times a day. For the whole winter. When the snow melted I found where he had been dumping it. The neighbors dog found it too. It rolled around in it and then proceeded to consume the whole sloppy mess of turds and toilet paper. We never saw the dog again.
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maybe one of the trips was for poop...i dont know...i didnt want to ask....i simply let him know that on a normal day taking 70 minutes for bathroom was unexceptionable

seems like some of you disagree....i find that shocking

when im working on a house the plumbing is typically shut down...no toilets working.....so it isnt a matter of taking off muddy boots to pee....its the fact that there is no working plumbing to use...i cant believe that peeing in a bucket is a big deal for anyone......when there is no bathroom around i also poop in a bucket if necessary...im not driving 30 minutes to poop........sometimes im in the middle of no where

pee in a bucket or be fired!

im not giving up on this guy yet....when he's working he's good....he knows his stuff (no training has been needed) and he works at a decent pace...does a nice/neat job......the issues w/ him are all about his personality.....he's very annoying in almost every way...he's got advice for everyone about every subject and likes telling everyone about his personal life even though he doesnt know them.

at 30 days ill make my decision.....another 70 minutes for bathroom and ill let him go though....ive got 1 more horrible grunt job this next week that involves digging again
You might want to be careful with telling someone pee in a bucket or be fired, the Human rights code says you have the right to go to the bathroom, now one may have to argue whether or not a bucket counts.

Now off I go to use the washroom
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Probably indecent exposure or urinating in public.

Not sure if those are fines but you could be setting yourself up for headaches.
Did anyone else notice this username showing up in the thread, or am I the only one?
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I think I am very tough on my employees when it comes to wasting time and I have no problem at all understanding a person's personal fetish when it comes to restroom breaks. I have employees who refuse to use public restrooms and they want to do their heavy business only at their home, so they will drive all the way to their home. There is nothing wrong with this as long as they understand that when they make their decision to exercise their lifestyle rights they are no longer on my clock.

You call this their daily 1-Hour Break and you don't pay the employee.

Most of my employees have no problem with where they do their business and they keep a 5-gallon bucket in their vehicles with a toilet seat and a trash bag. I don't see a problem with OSHA as long as you provide them with a bottle of water and soap so they can wash their hands. If an employee demanded a full-size porta pottie then I suppose it would be time to make a silent decision regarding who goes to the job the next day.

If an employee wants to get paid for the time, or if he looks disgruntled then your problem is simple. Bench him, take someone else to the job and when he loses a few days of pay he may decide to work on his problem rather that you having to figure it out. Personally, I would rather dig a sewer all by myself and have peace-of-mind rather than working with a weenie.

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Probably indecent exposure or urinating in public.

Not sure if those are fines but you could be setting yourself up for headaches.
Does any one else find humor about pooping in a bucket, and a guys screen name bucketofsteam in the same thread funny?

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