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Switch not required to be on knob side

We recently had a new front door installed, and the place ordered and installed the opposite swing from what it was supposed to be. So after the install, the door knob was on the right side of the door, instead of the left, like it was prior. And the light switches were on the left side too. So I did some investigating and found that it wasn't a violation of NEC, which doesn't stipulate what side the switches have to be on. But it the door swing direction was more an issue of natural flow into/out of the house. where the switches were, where the mailbox was, etc. And in case you're wondering, the door company replaced the door at no cost to get it back to the proper swing direction.
 

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What's your reasoning for that? It just seems "wrong".
How do you keep everyone from turning the lights off on you and leaving you sitting in the dark? In the one place I lived with the switches like that it was regular practice to turn the light off as you walked by.
Outside lighted switch controls one overhead light
Going towartds the bathroom at night it allows you to easily turn on the light
There are 2 more switches by the toilet, one controls the overhead fan
The other controls the 3 light vanity
In addition there are 2 LED lights in the bathroom
At nite I don't even use the light

2nd floor bathroom has basically the same setup
 
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