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  • Premier Icon 18bikes
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    I use wet wipes.

    dibboid
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    Somewhere to wash your bike tho. πŸ˜€

    Premier Icon lerk
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    I would hazard a guess that they have never heard of L8!

    But, the easy fix for that would be to remove it altogether, so maybe put up and shut up…

    batman11
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    Yep sorry MTFU mine are communal and are used as toilets by the night shifts and on some mornings smell worse than a public loo in 30deg of heat πŸ™

    Premier Icon the-muffin-man
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    I’ve showered in worse!

    ebygomm
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    Mine is ace, wet room style, adjustable shower height, seat for a sit down if you’re over exerted yourself, bench to sit on to change, hooks to hang clothes on, heated towel rail, lockers πŸ™‚

    AndrewJ
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    We have 3 lockable showers cubicles (one for disabled), they are 4 years old, are cleaned every day and even have electric heaters in them for those cold winter days πŸ™‚ Sorry I’m probably not helping! πŸ˜›

    curvature
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    You need me to refurbish that!!

    http://www.atc-interiors.co.uk

    dandax1990
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    The works shower is where my boss told me to keep my bike lol.

    Were fitted about 30 years ago and don’t think they’ve been used/cleaned for about 20.

    Very old fashioned steels works… i.e it’s a shit hole lol.

    avdave2
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    Here’s mine and I commute off road all through the winter!

    paulwf
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    Ours were terrible, but have been refurbished into a wet room style.
    Unfortunately the useless contractor that does all of the shoddy building work made the fall in the floor away from the showers, so the whole room gets soaked and it runs out into the main toilet

    Mister P
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    Have you considered cleaning it yourself?

    Premier Icon bruneep
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    choice of 9 showers, joys of public sector working. πŸ˜‰

    brakes
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    13 shower rooms each with shower, sink, changing area and industrial pink shower gel.
    Free to use fresh cotton towels every morning.
    Lockers.
    Drying area.
    Hair drying and make-up area (for the ladyshapes).
    Attended during peak times by the mop lady.

    I would have probably left my job years ago but for the excellent facilites.

    Premier Icon ton
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    Non existent, have to use a little hand basin, and hope I’ve remembered my towel.

    Dibbs
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    Ours where great but while I’ve been off sick (7 months) they’ve changed the mixer taps, so now they’re still great but with new mixer taps. πŸ˜€

    didgy2
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    mine looked about the same until they got shut down last week as traces of Legionnaires’ disease were found in the shower heads. They have now agreed to replace and refurbish all 4 and started yesterday

    Mister P
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    We have one that is pretty good but was a touch cold the other morning. Then I realised my much taller colleague had been in there so the head was too high. Dropped it down and it was lovely again.

    legend
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    Sometimes the shower area in my work gets too warm – it’s a hard life πŸ™

    Premier Icon somafunk
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    Shower? , we don’t even have a toilet so have to trudge down to the public loos.

    Do you expect others to clean up after you?, Not trolling btw but if your not happy with it then spend a few Β£ on products and clean it yourself.

    I work for a very well known global tyre manufacturer, our shower is no better than that in the pic πŸ™

    FunkyDunc
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    Well this is the shower I have to use, doesn’t ever appear to be cleaned ie the tray feels slimey when you stand on it, and the walls are just ordinary plaster, damp/wet, falling apart etc.

    Should I complain about it, or just MTFU ?

    m1kea
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    What are these shower things you speak of?

    lemonysam
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    Ours is ace. I’d pop to wilkos and grab some bits to give it a spruce up. 2 minutes work for a much nicer morning.

    qwerty
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    Ours has a warning regarding legionaires disease on it :/

    mindmap3
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    Ours is pretty grotty – there is only one that didn’t get used for ages until Nottingham introduced the parking levy. It now gets used quite a lot but is a bit grim…people leave stuff in there to ‘dry’ which seems a bit off to me.

    I’m going to have to brave it when I start riding in.

    FunkyDunc
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    Ours is ace. I’d pop to wilkos and grab some bits to give it a spruce up. 2 minutes work for a much nicer morning.

    What like some quick drying plaster, and some thing to seal the walls?

    Before coming a public servant I had been used to nice, clean, modern showers as like in some of the pics above πŸ™‚

    It was actually my work colleagues who were disgusted when I showed them the pictures… I’ll put up with it, just cant imagine that work are happy to have wet soggy walls, with water potentially working its way through to the floor below.

    samuri
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    The OP looks a bit grim, although I’ve showered in similar.

    No pictures of my current showers which are actually OK, only one of my locker.


    locker by Jon Wyatt, on Flickr

    Premier Icon portlyone
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    Ours 3 private showers were starting to get a little grubby so I made the suppliers aware. Deep clean and new silicon later they’re acceptable πŸ˜‰

    The other three showers I leave to the people who use our office gym.

    #Noexcuses

    plumber
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    We have a lovely shower, I’m lead to believe, its only for directors 2 of them – who never use it

    Wet wipes in the bog for me

    Sayin nowt

    Have a choice of four, the best one is a lovely wet room affair with a huge shower head and virtually unlimited power. The worst is a bit snug and old fashioned but is cleaned twice daily and completely serviceable.

    Jamie
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    @ChunkyMTB

    Can I book a weekend break at your place of work, please?

    I assume the breakfast is as good as the shower facilities.

    Shower for me is usually the rain on the way in. On the occasional day when it’s hot and dry there’s a hand basin in the loo and a can of smelly stuff. Mind you, my commute is less than 10 miles by the most direct (road) route and mostly down hill on the way in, so I don’t tend to get too manky.

    I think I’ve only ever worked at one place that had a shower – do people consider it the norm these days?

    This is the first place I’ve ever worked with a shower or for that matter where I don’t wear a suit to work. I will make it a point not to wear suits or not have a work shower again.

    Mrs Toast
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    We don’t have a work shower, or lockers, or anywhere to dry clothes, so biking in can be a pain in bad weather.

    That said, looking at that first photo makes me feel unclean. *shudder*

    Premier Icon franksinatra
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    Attended during peak times by the mop lady.

    You get attended to? Loving the sound of that.

    Premier Icon jamj1974
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    Ours are pristine – cleaned daily. Compared to some of the above almost ‘golden’.

    wrote:

    I will make it a point not to wear suits or not have a work shower again

    I wasn’t suggesting you shouldn’t make use of it if it’s there… just genuinely wondering if it was common to have showers at work. I’ve mostly worked at small companies, but I’d imagine the bigger organisations are more likely to have such facilities (the one I worked at that had showers was Rolls-Royce, everywhere else just loos and basins).

    Didn’t think you did!! Was just saying after 20 years of not having them it’s now a key thing for me wouldn’t want to have to do without again.

    jp-t853
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    My problem is that the work showers are really lovely with polished tiles everywhere. They put my home bathroom to shame.

    I am the only person who uses them so I have to be careful how I take my socks off so that I don’t get fluff everywhere and generally leave everything spotless.

    Premier Icon cookeaa
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    Got a car park at work?

    Then Here you go:

    Shower

    Shower Room

    Job Done!

    brakes
    Member

    You get attended to? Loving the sound of that.

    yep, she dishes out towels and locker keys and mops up the mess that people leave in the cubicles… mostly water.

    Premier Icon brassneck
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    Mine are ace. Lovely and warm, very few users .. it’s my own personal fiefdom .. or at least it was before road bikes became the new golf.

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