(Closed) Omg… I cannot believe this…phone call + public restroom = awkward!

posted 5 years ago in Career
Post # 2
46680 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

thenewmrsmax:  Hugely inappropriate. I have spoken up in that situation and told the woman to please hurry up and leave the bathroom as I choose NOT to be her background noise.

Post # 3
3571 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

OMG, gross! Holy cow that’s unprofessional. If I ever caught an employee of mine doing that they would be in serious trouble. 

Post # 4
4439 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

thenewmrsmax:  My boss totally does this!  And I don’t think he mutes it for the flush!  It wouldn’t change a thing if he did, because I’m sure the person on the other line can hear our REALLY loud fan running in the background!  But he’s a diabetic and I think he takes pills that increase his urine output and sometimes you just can’t get a client to shut up!

Post # 5
199 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014 - The Meeting House/DoubleTree by Hilton

thenewmrsmax:  This has happened to me before at previous jobs. One woman (she worked for a different company but we shared bathrooms within the same office building) came into the bathroom on a conference call holding a bunch of paperwork and was referencing it as she used the bathroom. I was so uncomfortable. 

Post # 6
2958 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas

At first I was thinking you were totally overreacting – I mean, if a girl wants to chat to her BFF as she pees, whatever – but a conference call?! Good god! 

Post # 7
1420 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Turf Valley

I’ve been on conference calls and just absolutely HAD to go to the bathroom.  But I always held it until I could mute it… like, not my turn to talk for a while…  But never while I’m talking. 

Post # 8
7527 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

Oh so gross!

Post # 9
2375 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

 That’s so gross! I actually saw my former manager come out of the stall while on the phone with a client, and she didn’t wash her hands! When I came out of the bathroom, she was handing out cookies that a client had sent us. Handing them out with her bare, unwashed hands. I wanted to vomit.

Post # 11
517 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Gross but welp, at least you have manners. 

Post # 12
2103 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Ugh… I worked with a lady who did this. She dropped a total of 4 phones into the toilet in a matter of 6 months!!! She would go into the bathroom talking and come out talking. She also never washed her hands, and was sick quite a bit. I am guessing there is a correlation there, haha! Her boss hated that and is a germophobe like me, and she was always wiping everything and spraying Lysol.

Post # 13
10395 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

EW, gross.  I can’t help but think of all the germs on that cellphone.  

Post # 14
3 posts

Ewww. But I think this may be worse – once I was in the very noisy public bathroom of a shopping centre and I heard the girl in the stall next to me call back an employer about a job interview! It’s one thing if you are on a call and desperate for the bathroom but to proactively call your prospective employer from the stall?! Seriously.

Post # 15
1643 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

hahahaha!!  Hilarious.  But highly inappropriate!

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