I own a small business run from my home and employ 5 people. The building is split into two parts (the 'house' part where me and my family live, and the 'shop' part where we conduct our work) there is only one toilet in the building and of course i have no problem if a staff member needs to use the loo, which is located in the house part of the building.
However, i have one employee who spends around 40 minutes a day in the toilet doing a number 2.
At first i was understanding as we cannot always control when we need to poop and you gotta go when you gotta go, right!?
But i am now feeling very frustrated and unsure how to address it as its a delicate and potentially embarrassing topic to bring up. My reasons for being frustrated are
-wasting time at work. He doesnt stay back those 40 minutes but still leaves on time. So i am essentially paying him 4 or 5 hours to sit on my toilet. I would never expect an employee to stay back and make up their toilet breaks, however i think he is taking advantage.
-he takes his phone with him, so i know he is sitting there just scrolling facebook or whatever
-no one else can use the toilet for extended periods of time, including my children whose home it is.
-it stinks out our whole house. Yes theres spray and toilet cleaner etc. But the stench still over rides all of that. And to smell someone elses shit everyday who is not a family member is pretty gross
-he had joked about saving money on toilet paper at his house because he uses ours (and he uses ALOT)
-clogging up the toilet (as its an older building with old pipes) and then i had to pay for a plumber and also stick my hands down the loo to try and unclog it.
I do not want to be a horrible boss and tell people they cant use the bathroom during an 8 hour work day (i would never do that) but i really feel he is taking advantage here. Also how on earth would i go about changing this, as its not like its a big company where i can just stick a sign up!
Any advice, tips, experience would be most welcome!!