A mayor from North Providence, Rhode Island, is making headlines for his common sense approach to his employees' bathroom breaks. According to ABC2News.com, town budgets were beginning to be strained by the cost of gasoline and other vehicle-related expenses when workers would return to the Department of Public Works throughout the day to use the bathroom.
In a move that is being hailed as a triumph of common sense and a boon for the city, Mayor Charles Lombardi has given the go-ahead to all Department of Public Works employees to utilize the public toilets that are set up throughout the town. Now workers can simply stop into the fire station, library or senior center and use the facilities without a hassle, according to Boston.com.
After all, taxpayers are the ones who pay for the gasoline that fills the public vehicles, and many workers were leaving their cars idle while going in to use the bathroom. With this new plan in place, when nature calls, workers can take advantage of public facilities instead of making the long trek back to their headquarters.
Town budgets can be extremely tricky, so congratulations to Mayor Lombardi for thinking outside the box to improve public services. In light of this expanded policy, does your company pay particular attention to what you do on your bathroom break?
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