Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Employees Must Wash Hands

Am I the only one neurotic enough to be turned off when I see those signs in restaurant bathrooms stating that employees must wash their hands before returning to work? The last thing I want to be reminded of as I fumble for the door knob with my hand wrapped in thick paper towels, is that the short-order cook makes his way in and out of this filthy place several times per day between shifts of handling the raw tomatoes and onions.

As a germ-phobic customer who's about to eat here, what I really want to see is:

"Employees must sanitize hands using the sterile sink that is not separated from the kitchen by several feces-laden doorknobs."

What's worse is when these signs are up, but soap and paper towels are absent. Nice move, restaurant. This means:

"Employees must take a shit, lightly rinse their hands with water, dry their hands by wiping on their washed-weekly work pants, and touch the feces-laden door knob before returning to work."

Who's hungry for take-out?


Anonymous said...

I don't think I've ever seen it that bad, but I can also say that I never thought about the doorknob and kitchen workers before.

I know in McDonald's now they have sanitizing gel dispensers that all employees have to use at least once per hour. As soon as I saw that I was wishing all restaurants would move to that.

Daniel Jalkut said...

I would definitely love to see those hand sanitizers in wider use.

Ash Ponders said...

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