DSC Debates: Is It Acceptable to Poop at Work?

“The bathroom is tiny and tiled and basically a fart-amplifying echo-chamber of shame.”


Pooping at work can be daunting for many reasons—no one likes the thought of their coworkers either hearing or smelling their bathroom activities (unless they really hate their coworkers). That work toilet is also never going to be as comfortable as your throne at home. So the question is, should you bite the bullet and poop at work, or should you hold it in until you get home? We asked a few of our DSC colleagues for their thoughts on the matter, and it turned into quite the debate…

Team Work-Poop

Logan S.: “I’ve always been under the influence of this poem that says it best: ‘Boss makes a dollar, I make a dime. That’s why I poop on company time.’ Getting paid to poop totally rules.”

Kyle F.: “Although I prefer my own throne, you gotta go when you gotta go, even if that means in the not-so-private company toilet. The One Wipe Charlies travel packs have saved my butt―literally―in those exact circumstances a number of times.”

Stacy T.: “We’re humans, and as humans, we poop. So saying you can’t poop at work is the equivalent of saying it’s unacceptable to breath at work, since that’s just another thing we humans do naturally. Plus, how are you supposed to get your work done when you’re uncomfortably holding it in all day long?”

Luke L.: “Sure, it can be embarrassing to disappear from your desk for 15 minutes at a time to take a long deuce. But hey, pooping is a great break from work, so I’m all for it.”

Katarina P.: “You DO NOT want to hold that sh*t in (pun intended). It’s just plain not good for you.”

Team Home-Poop

Nick L.: “If it’s a big office with multiple floors (and the opportunity to use a bathroom on a floor full of people I don’t know), fine. But a small office, where the bathroom is tiny and tiled and basically a fart-amplifying echo-chamber of shame, situated right next to the kitchen? No. Uh-uh. I cannot.”

Jessie T.: “There’s truly nothing worse than walking out of a bathroom knowing that a coworker heard the ‘plop’ your poop made as it hit the water. For that reason alone, I’ll do my business at home.”

Erin T.: “There’s a lot of anxiety that comes with the thought of taking a smelly number two that lingers throughout a small office. It’s just not worth the stress.”

Travis F.: “I personally have never been able to poop at work, or anywhere where other people are present for that matter. It must be stage fright, but I can just never let it go, so to speak.”

Camille J.: “I like to stick to a routine, and my routine includes taking care of business at home. I don’t really have anything against doing that at work, but it would mean I’m off my daily schedule, which is usually not a good thing.”

Now that our DSC employees have fought it out, it’s your turn. What side of the debate do you land on? Tell us in the comments below.