Skip to comments.Americans with Disabilities Act covers ‘bashful bladder syndrome,’ could cost employers billions
Posted on 05/10/2012 5:22:21 AM PDT by Perdogg
It could cost U.S. employers between $2 billion and $4 billion to comply with an obscure Americans with Disabilities Act regulation meant to protect workers who are gun-shy in public restrooms.
According to an informal discussion letter the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued in August 2011, paruresis more commonly known as shy bladder syndrome qualifies as a disability under the amended Americans with Disabilities Act.
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To those with “bashful bladder syndrome”: three words:
Get over it.
There. Just saved billions.
But I’m disabled /victim
Aww, go pee up a rope!
What the ******?
ADA was supposed to be about REAL disabilities.
How the heck does a “bashful bladder” become a protected “disability”.
Are we sure this isn’t satire?
Who ever makes these rules is disabled, mentally.
Reason # 14132 for a company to NOT build its new facility in the once United States of America.
The hoofbeats you are NOT the enemy cavalry, it is the pounding feet of the Government Compliance Inspectors, so better try China as a new location.
Wait till you get older and try peeing with prostate problems and kidney stones. Bashful isn’t the word for it but it does get embarrassing.
Should be hoofbeats you HEAR. Sorry
While I'm on the topic, I'm also told that this is why one urinal in every men's room in our plant is designed for a midget. Is that true?
When I worked in Japan, the porcelain in most urinals reached to the floor. I think the Japanese figured out long ago that the extra money spent in porcelain costs up front would save dealing with idiot and poor aimer costs down the road in spades.
Off-topic, but... is that a *girl* in the photo — standing? The one in the blue shirt.
WASHINGTON, DCOn Tuesday, Congress approved the Americans With No Abilities Act, sweeping new legislation that provides benefits and protection for more than 135 million talentless Americans.
The act, signed into law by President Obama shortly after its passage, is being hailed as a major victory for the millions upon millions of U.S. citizens who lack any real skills or uses.
“Roughly 50 percent of Americansthrough no fault of their own—do not possess the talent necessary to carve out a meaningful role for themselves in society,” said Obama, a longtime ANA supporter. “Their lives are futile hamster-wheel existences of unrewarding, dead-end busywork: xeroxing documents written by others, fulfilling mail-in rebates for Black & Decker toaster ovens, and processing bureaucratic forms that nobody will ever see. Sadly, for these millions of nonabled Americans, the American dream of working hard and moving up through the ranks is simply not a reality.”
Under the Americans With No Abilities Act, more than 25 million important-sounding “middle man” positions will be created in the white-collar sector for nonabled persons, providing them with an illusory sense of purpose and ability. Mandatory, non-performance-based raises and promotions will also be offered to create a sense of upward mobility for even the most unremarkable, utterly replaceable employees.
The legislation also provides corporations with incentives to hire nonabled workers, including tax breaks for those who hire one non-germane worker for every two talented hirees.
Finally, the Americans With No Abilities Act also contains tough new measures to prevent discrimination against the nonabled by banning prospective employers from asking such job-interview questions as, “What can you bring to this organization?” and “Do you have any special skills that would make you an asset to this company?”
“As a nonabled person, I frequently find myself unable to keep up with co-workers who have something going for them,” said Mary Lou Gertz, who lost her position as an unessential filing clerk at a Minneapolis tile wholesaler last month because of her lack of notable skills. “This new law should really help people like me.”
With the passage of the Americans With No Abilities Act, Gertz and millions of other untalented, inessential citizens can finally see a light at the end of the tunnel.
Said Obama: “It is our duty, both as lawmakers and as human beings, to provide each and every American citizen, regardless of his or her lack of value to society, some sort of space to take up in this great nation.”
Shamelessly stolen from the Internet somewhere
Finally, a disability that pays, that I can fake!
Are there not floor drains?
Take a look some day.
Several years ago, I was at Dulles and visited the ladies room. There was a line and I glanced at the feet visible under the stalls to make sure all were occupied. One set of feet was facing the toilet the entire time they were in there.
I left. Just couldn’t bear to see what was going to come out that door.
As you get older it can get harder to go
Take some Saw Palmetto- it really helps a lot
one bottle and I am back to peeing like a racehorse
Happy to share- you’re welcome
The other night I saw an old King of The Hill episode about this very thing. Employees at Strickland Propane all claiming weird disabilities so they could slack off. Hank fixed this by quitting and dropping them under 15 employees, so the law no longer applied to them.
When cartoons make more sense than public policy we’re in a heap of trouble.
The ADA is a government document, and as such it was written as a benefit for special interest groups. I’ve been in a wheelchair for 30+ years, and I’ve seen and heard abuses that makes it clear that the ADA hurts the disabled as much as it helps.it needs
to be thrown out and rewritten by disabled people, and not government lawyers.
As with all other “feel-good” policies implemented at a level of government way above where it should be,
the probability of corruption and abuse is 100%.
Take food stamps, for example. If the local church were managing a food bank and saw someone come in with new jewelry, cellphone, manicures, hairdo, etc, every week,
they might start to question the “needs” or maybe just the financial choices of the individual.
Can’t do that with some far off bureaucracy with perverse incentives to get as many people on the program as possible.
It started when they hired some hempsmokin’ “liberal” as their 15th employee, and he was a “disabled” drug addict.
They couldn’t fire him because of his “disability”.
Then everyone else got into the slacker game.
Another reason to export more jobs abroad.
Yep, dude looks like a lady.
Every bathroom I’ve ever been in (in N.America) has had a toilet stall. Go in there and close the door. “Problem” solved.
I AM older. If I had such problems, that’s what stalls are for.
This stuff is really starting to piss me off.
Who better than Congress and the Federal government to find new and innovative ways of pissing away our money?
I've always known it as "Piss Shy"...
A whole bunch of DC law firms made sure that “little” provision was in there...
Everyone has a disability...I know because I can never find a handicap parking space to load and unload my son that uses a power chair.
What about just using the sit down closed-in stall toilets?
I believe you have to get a written documentation from a doctor for the AWDA to apply, how is this diagnosed?
Does this then end the need for. Courtesy flushes???
In a city near me, a wheelchair bound resident used the ADA to force the city to repair any sidewalks that were not perfectly level. His complaint was it was too dangerous for him to travel on them in his wheelchair. His complaint was upheld in court and it is costing this small city millions to make the repairs. As a result, the city building code was changed and future sudivisions are no longer required to install sidewalks.
I did some work at a food bank, once. One woman drove up in a fancy, new Lincoln Aviator to get a handout. The second time she showed up, the minister asked her who she was collecting for, and then told her this was for the truly needy.
Think about it, not being able to stick your hand out the window and flip off other drivers, as they flip you off with impunity.
That’s what would happen,
and that’s why the left opposes local control of charity.
This is so stupid. It’s something EVERY guy has to some extent or another. It’s an issue of state of mind, circumstances etc. If you were to make a guy stand in the middle of a room while twenty people leaned forward to watch, 95% would shut down altogether. Ask the nurses who are supposed to collect urine for drug tests.
What’s next? ADA protection for people who oversleep in the mornings?
Also, the guy on the far left end isn't going in the trough he's watering the bushes.
I several times went over 15 employees to meet professional responsibilities before I decided it wasn’t worth the trouble. Now I have no employees, for entirely political reasons, and I’m much happier. I absolutely can’t stand dealing with people who display an entitled mindset, and too many parasites know enough to hide that aspect of their nature during job interviews.
It also covers substance abuse. I was sued when I did not hire an anesthesiologist who had a history of narcotic abuse. The case settled but it cost me.
“When I worked in Japan, the porcelain in most urinals reached to the floor. I think the Japanese figured out long ago that the extra money spent in porcelain costs up front would save dealing with idiot and poor aimer costs down the road in spades. “
older urinals in the US were this way too. You can still see them from time to time....
Missed your chance to meet Hillary ... ;-)
The ADA Act was hastily thrown together so Congress and Bush, Sr. could look caring. It was intentionally left vague with the understanding that it would be enforced by the courts. So, there you go.
Don’t men’s room have stalls?
I am an older woman and I have the opposite problem. GET OUT OF MY WAY OR THERE IS GOING TO BE AN ACCIDENT! :[
Does it help with getting up 3 times a night?
Tried such remedies in the past but am wed to Flomax (most cost effective prescription drug)for prostate and potassium citrate for stones. Giving consideration to “Tuna” procedure to get off Flomax as Medicare will pay for it. Sometimes it’s a bitch getting older.