Virtual Office Users Skip Nasty Workplace Restrooms

MILWAUKEE, WISC.—Can I be blunt? Do you wash your hands after you use the restroom? Do you keep it clean? We all know that employee in public office buildings don’t always wash their hands—and we’ve all been disgusted by nasty restrooms at work. But if you work from a virtual office your restroom fate is in your own hands.

A national hand washing survey from Bradley Corporation, one-third of participants reported they've experienced a range of annoying restroom-related issues. Toilets that were clogged or not flushed; really bad smells; and toilet paper or towel dispensers that are empty or jammed were the three most common complaints. Again, you can avoid these unpleasant realities with a virtual office.

When it comes to actual hand washing, just 11 percent of workers say they frequently see people leave the restroom without washing their hands. That compares to the national results that show 30 percent of Americans frequently see people who skip hand washing in a public restroom.

But apparently people aren’t washing their hands long enough. Fifty-seven percent of survey respondents estimate they wash for just five to 15 seconds. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends washing hands for at least 20 seconds and suggests singing "Happy Birthday" twice to allow enough time to remove and rinse away germs.

When you work from a virtual office, you can avoid the clogged and unflushed toilets. When you set up shop in a virtual office, you can steer clear of the rally bad smells. And when you work from a virtual office, you can make sure you have plenty of toilet paper on hand. One more of the many benefits of working from a virtual office.


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