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.