No Restroom wth???? Has it happened to you?

Discussion in 'Shippers & Receivers - Good or Bad' started by RIBS, Jun 9, 2009.

  1. delta5

    delta5 Road Train Member

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    Umm no they cant... If you are on the property conducting business under contract, they have to provide you access to the restrooms.
     
  2. Powder Joints

    Powder Joints Subjective Prognosticator

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    Suppling access to restrooms is a health department issue. Contact the Health Department. I have had some degree of sucess dealing with local health departments in regard to this, as they also inspect the whole warehouse while they are there, Food industries are little more agreeable.
     
  3. LindaLou

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    I ask, "May I please use the ladies room?" It works every time. They send me in to the deepest part of the offices to the women's restroom. No questions asked.
     
  4. Powder Joints

    Powder Joints Subjective Prognosticator

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    I have only had a few occasions where basic service has been denied. If a driver were to use the side of there car as a replacement, I would see no problem with it. God forbid the window was down.
     
  5. subpartrucker

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    I usually don't have a problem with anywhere I go,but I was told once "we have a bathroom,but you can't use it"...I've gone to a couple places that have portable johns outside for drivers to use.
     
  6. kajidono

    kajidono Road Train Member

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    "I have a truck that's leaving in 30 minutes loaded or not."
     
  7. Powder Joints

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    Wow, you should see what someone did all over the hoods of the cars in the parking lot. Simply shameful, can't imagine.
     
  8. Shep Shiloh

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    I was at a place in Bremen, IN a few months back that had a sign stating "NO PUBLIC RESTROOM" posted right outside of the restroom so I asked the gent who signed the paper work if I could use it. He looked at me as if I had asked to make love to his wife and told me to walk across the parking lot to McDonald's. Not a big deal and I thought his reaction was pretty priceless. Like Ryeman said it never hurts to ask.
     
  9. Rerun8963

    Rerun8963 Road Train Member

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    my thoughts about using the restrooms at a shipper or receiver come down to my own personal observations then opinions.

    how does one look when asking to use the restrooms......like a well kept person or a homeless person. i think since that saying is true, "you only get ONE CHANCE to make a good FIRST impression.

    could it be the general over all look of some drivers that turn off a bathroom request..??? i mean think about it......would you want to have someone that looks like they ain't showered or shaved in 3 years using YOUR clean bathroom, if only to mess it up and stink it up...???

    in my years of OTR, regional and line haul, i have never been refused a restroom. was it because i always look WELL GROOMED from the start..??

    or was it because my manners and demeanor were such that i was accepted as "one of the real people"...???

    whatever.....it was.......maybe it was pure luck i never ran into some of the places you guys have been to.....??

    in closing i will tell you this.....i worked for a local LTL company for nearly 6.5 years.......
    they had another company share our docks. that other company had to call in "temp workers" for the holiday season.......from what one of MY dock workers told us one night...??

    a temp worker, (from a foreign country) was actually washing his FEET in the men's room bathroom sink......!!

    i'll tell you what.....if i had seen that, and if I WAS IN CHARGE of that place....??

    there would have been a BIG padlock on the restroom doors......!! and if i felt "generous", i'd be charging the other company sharing MY DOCKS, a fee for an out house rental.....!!!
     
  10. Shep Shiloh

    Shep Shiloh Medium Load Member

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    Probably just luck because some shippers/receivers would say "no, you can't go here" if you were dressed in a tux and tails.
     
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