crap post. This just takes the pee! XD
By paying the over-inflated rail prices, were already funding far more than the cost of a measly toilet, and yes, they are irrelevant questions as a small business is totally different to what we're discussing, even at that you mention charities, many of them manage to treat toilets as a necessary expense, if a charity can do it, why can't one of the busiest train stations in the country?
WTF! What's my profile got to do with this? Stick to the topic in question. No, you mean millions over the term of the contract franchise, Yes but partially & it's not on a gold plate without any restrictions or conditions to allow them to operate that service, it's their business model. I'm aware of some CEOs salary can be obscene at the top to the likes below rank but who offered those jobs to them for their experience & expertise? I agree that if the salaries were to be spread fairly across the board then staff moral & efficiency would increase improve massively in harmony with better service to the public but who came up with those silly employment contracts in the first place, board of directors, shareholders? Do you want to upskill yourself to run the train business if you can do better? How about tell Richard Branson to reduce his pension plans for the future himself to offset the cost to those below ranks & pass it on to the public because @rossss doesn't like paying for toilets? I wonder if Richard Branson uses those toilets himself since he's paid for it improving & maintaining them but expect to let every Tom, Dick & Harry to use them for free? Free to the public but train companies can absorbed the cost for nothing. A business is to make profit to stay in business or how do you expect the government collect taxes from staff & business?
Quite relevant to some degree as you decided not to answer. If you ran a business, I would like to know how you would run it & see if money is a driving force to pay bills or are you doing it for charity. It's still an extra to the business though who has to pay staff, cleaning equipment, chemicals, electric, water, toilet rolls, repairs for wear & tear & damages, Can you get these for free? NO, someone is paying for it & it's coming out from someone's pocket. Doesn't matter if it part of an expense that goes with the territory. It will get passed on somehow. This will be my last reply to you as it's clear we'll have to agree to disagree on this. After all this, it's very well clear that one like yourself is one who doesn't like paying even when it's someone's problem to absorb the extra expense. You have a choice, you pay or you don't pay. (annoyed)
You're arguing completely irrelevant points! They can easily afford to provide free toilets, just like almost any other business does, cleaning them should be considered an expense that goes with the territory, not an extra.