When going to the loo too many times can get you fired

Compiled by TARRENCE TAN and C. ARUNO

A WOMAN who works at a beverage shop in Taiwan was given the sack because she went to the toilet too often, China Press reported.

“The boss told me I went to pee too many times in a day. Because of this, I was told I am unsuited to work in a beverage shop,” she wrote on the social media platform Dcard.

The woman said she would drink about three litres of water everyday, which was why she often had to relieve herself.

However, she did not expect this to lead to her losing her job.

According to her, the shop owner had wanted to reduce her working hours from eight to six hours a day as the profits had been irregular.

She later received a text message saying she was fired because she went to the toilet too often.

Her post earned much sympathy from netizens, with many commenting that her boss was unreasonable.

Others shared similar experiences of managers monitoring the number of times they went to answer the call of nature.

“I worked in a factory where the older employees would keep tabs on how often we go to the toilet. What is worse is that they also keep a record of how much time we spend there,” one netizen wrote.

> Malaysian actor Hero Tai and wife Tatiana Lin, who is a Ukranian model, have chosen their daughter’s Chinese name with the help of some 100 friends, Sin Chew Daily reported.

Their newborn, their first child, has been named Tai Rui Na.

Tai, 37, said he and his wife had difficulties coming up with a name they liked when the baby was born in January.

They decided to enlist the help of their friends.

Rui Na was among the top six names voted by some 100 of their friends.

“Rui” could mean young, small or gentle, while “na” is used in classical Chinese to describe a plant which is lovely.

The above articles are compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with a >, it denotes a separate news item.

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