HR Strange But True!
February 23, 2012

Law firms aren’t usually known for humor, but it appears one firm took a shot in an office memo concerning “restroom etiquette.”

Above the Law, a law blog, recently posted a memo that was reportedly sent to employees at a San Francisco firm. The officewide notice communicated a “delicate issue, but one that must be addressed: etiquette in the company restroom.” Here’s the first rule:

“Time: You should be efficient when using a public restroom or public stall, as there may be others waiting who desperately need to use it.”

The memo then discusses tips on cleaning up, avoiding social interactions, and handling awkward noises and odors. It even provides guidance on how to choose a urinal!

One’s initial reaction may be that it was a third-party prank, or perhaps an angry ex-employee trying to stir up trouble. However, according to reports, HR was behind the memo.


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