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Old 07-22-16, 02:43 PM
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Guess what I found today ?

Went snooping around at work today for no real reason other than to get out of my chair for a few minutes and I found SHOWERS!!!!!!



tee hee hee....... I'm so happy. No mo baby wipes for me Wish I had gone snooping around a long time ago.
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Old 07-22-16, 02:49 PM
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Originally Posted by College3.0 View Post
Went snooping around at work today for no real reason other than to get out of my chair for a few minutes and I found SHOWERS!!!!!!
How big is your office that you didn't know there were showers there?
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Your company needs a better on-boarding process...
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Originally Posted by rmfnla View Post
Your company needs a better on-boarding process...

I know, right? I was shocked at first by this place, how old fashioned and really behind the times when it comes to management practices compared to other places I've worked.

HOWEVER! having been a Fed for the past 8 or 9 years, with nothing to face but a soul-crushing cubicle and a spreadsheet, with a scary ex-Air Force officer for a manager, this place is delightfully refreshing. I have more autonomy here than any other job I've ever had. So I totally love the inefficiencies and foibles here... there is ample room for people be real people. And that is cool.
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Congrats! Here's to more vigorous commutes!
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Better than what I found today...a backed up sewer line in my crawlspace. Kind of the antithesis to a shower.
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Old 07-22-16, 09:11 PM
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Originally Posted by HydroG33r View Post
How big is your office that you didn't know there were showers there?
Actually, that would be easy to miss. How often do you use restrooms on any floor other than where your desk is at? Perhaps if you attend meetings on that other floor, but otherwise, probably not.

The showers at my office are in restrooms that are on the lowest floor of a 3-story building. With 450 employees in the building, there are lots of restrooms. Since there are no meeting rooms near the showers, most people have no reason to use those particular restrooms.
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Old 07-23-16, 07:22 AM
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My work place has two bathrooms... period. The building is only maybe 2.5 times the size of my home. I've been around and around many times, sadly no shower. Just thinking .... there's likely a spigot on the side of the building though
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Nice! Do they work? Is there a place to store your clothes and shower stuff?
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Originally Posted by ThomasMcA View Post
Actually, that would be easy to miss. How often do you use restrooms on any floor other than where your desk is at? Perhaps if you attend meetings on that other floor, but otherwise, probably not.

The showers at my office are in restrooms that are on the lowest floor of a 3-story building. With 450 employees in the building, there are lots of restrooms. Since there are no meeting rooms near the showers, most people have no reason to use those particular restrooms.

I work out of the first floor and, depending on what's calling, I use bathrooms on floors B, 1, 3, and 5. With 1200+ employees in this 7 story building there are a fair number of bathrooms. Often employees who work on the upper floors will use bathrooms close to break rooms on floors where they take their breaks...so it actually doesn't necessarily depend on where meetings are attended. It depends on a smattering of variables like the locations of the designated smoking areas, food/coffee/vending, water coolers, a friend's break area, etc.
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Originally Posted by gear64 View Post
My work place has two bathrooms... period. The building is only maybe 2.5 times the size of my home. I've been around and around many times, sadly no shower. Just thinking .... there's likely a spigot on the side of the building though
Two co-workers and I once converted a janitorial closet that had a sink into a shower. We purchased one of those stand-alone units meant for RV's and built a platform so we could use the drain without modification. The whole thing only took a few hours. If you don't have a small room with a sink then I guess you're heading outside.
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My work place also has showers, but, much like the bathrooms there, I wouldn't use them unless I really needed to. They make kybos and outhouses look like the most pristine flower scented places in the face of all existence, to put it nicely.
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Old 07-31-16, 10:08 PM
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Thankfully my work office downtown is a 5 story building with a dedicated bike cage area with security guard visible next door, basic bike maintenance tools, and security camera. There are separate women and men's locker rooms...complete with 4 showers in the men's locker room and separate bathroom. Oh and also daily fresh laundered towels, shampoo, soap, sinks. Guess I'm spoiled!
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I've worked at a few really big places where there are thousands of people working for the one company. I guess better on-boarding would have helped, but there is so much to know, and a lot of it is passed on through folklore. I bet there were false rumors about non-existent facilities, too.
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I have a small office with only two floors. The bottom floor are our 2 financial people, the original owner of the company (now he's chairman of the board and just writes his books all day while his wife runs the company) and then storage, the break room, two bathrooms, etc. I was here a good 8 months before I knew one of the doors led to a (very small) shower room! Actually, it wasn't until after my first company holiday party, where my gag gift was a map of the building did I notice one of the rooms was a shower, and it took me another month before I remembered to verify.
I'm the only one who uses it. Occasionally, one of the ladies here will go kayaking early in the am and use it as well, but it's mostly just me.
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In this building there are 4 shower rooms on the 2nd floor. They are completely unmarked and locked. For quite awhile the HR staff would sheepishly show up at my door with a new employee asking me to tell them where the showers were because they couldn't remember. That was before you needed a key.

Now that there's a key, there's a formal process so HR is all over it.

I used to work in a building that had shower facilities in every suite over a certain size and another that had them in the basement along with a hot tub and some weight lifting equipment. I've also worked in an old airport terminal from the 30's that had showers which were originally intended for travelers. I guess there were rooms for rent there at one time too. Anyway, in all of these places I always found out about them by word of mouth or just exploring.

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Originally Posted by College3.0 View Post
I know, right? I was shocked at first by this place, how old fashioned and really behind the times when it comes to management practices compared to other places I've worked.

HOWEVER! having been a Fed for the past 8 or 9 years, with nothing to face but a soul-crushing cubicle and a spreadsheet, with a scary ex-Air Force officer for a manager, this place is delightfully refreshing. I have more autonomy here than any other job I've ever had. So I totally love the inefficiencies and foibles here... there is ample room for people be real people. And that is cool.
Sounds like a big step up...
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