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Employees Must Wash Hands

Does anyone know where this sign originated? Was it mandated by some health department somewhere or did some restaurant decide that it would be good marketing to put the sign up?

I hate this sign, always have and always will. As an employee it was insulting, as a customer it worries me. If your employees can't remember to wash their hands after using the restroom, what else are they forgetting to do?

If I was the marketing director of a large food service chain, one of the first things I would do would be to eliminate the use of this sign from all restrooms. I would then "accidentally" leak a memo which would state, "We feel our team members are smart enough and have sufficient training to feel comfortable removing this sign from our restrooms." I would also consider sending thank you notes to the employees mothers thanking them for defraying the cost of training their sons and daughters.

thank you to sandrino for the photo.