中英對照讀新聞》The toilet aims to increase employee productivity 旨在提高員工生產力的馬桶


2020-01-07 05:30

◎黃靖媗

A British company, StandardToilet, has developed a toilet that discourages long bathroom breaks. The company has filed a patent for a fixture designed to increase employee productivity by making it uncomfortable for anyone to dwell on the toilet seat.

一家英國公司「StandardToilet」開發出一款不讓人在廁所休息太久的馬桶。這家公司已經為這項發明註冊專利,它透過讓任何人都無法舒服地坐在馬桶上的設計,提升員工生產力。

According to StandardToilet, employees are spending an average of 10 minutes a day on the toilet. They estimate that their product will lead to a 25% reduction in time spent on the toilet, so employees can spend those extra two and a half minutes doing something way more productive. Like going to get coffee.

StandardToilet指出,員工每天平均耗費10分鐘在馬桶上。他們估計,他們的產品可以讓員工花在廁所的時間減少25%,讓員工們可以將騰出來的2分30秒時間,拿去做更有成效的事。例如喝杯咖啡。

Sloping forward at an angle of 13 degrees, StandardToilet’s product is designed to make it uncomfortable to spend longer than about five minutes on it without experiencing leg strain, Mahabir Gill, founder of StandardToilet said.

StandardToilet的馬桶產品向前傾斜13度,被設計成讓人無法舒服地、腿部不痠痛地坐在上面超過5分鐘,StandardToilet創辦人瑪哈比爾.吉爾說。

新聞辭典

develop:動詞,發展、開發。例句:The practice is designed to develop your right brain.(這項練習被設計用來開發你的右腦。)

extra:形容詞,額外的。例句:Before going home, I have to deal with those extra works.(在回家之前,我必須處理完這些額外的工作。)

productive:形容詞,有成效的,例句:We have finished a productive meeting.(我們已經結束一場有成效的會議。)

  • 英國一家公司開發出一款讓人無法在上面坐太久的馬桶。圖為示意圖。(法新社檔案照)

    英國一家公司開發出一款讓人無法在上面坐太久的馬桶。圖為示意圖。(法新社檔案照)