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(Yahoo)   Whatever happened to the days of actually taking a lunch break?   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 7
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2012-08-13 04:08:37 PM  
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I like to spend my full 1 hour lunch break feverishly masturbating in the handicap stall.
2012-08-13 02:59:21 PM  
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Yeah I take my lunch break. I didn't used to and then I realized that I was giving my employer my own time. Get up and move around. Sit in a new place and come back. It helps you get more done in the long run. Your desk is work space not everything space.
2012-08-13 06:14:16 PM  
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Oy. My late father, a man with a work ethic that would kill 10 ordinary men, worked 20 hours a day sometimes. And he always took a lunch break. He got mad when he didn't get lunch. None of this lunch at your desk nonsense either. Lunch at a proper sit down restaurant, like civilized people. What's next? Catheters under the chairs to eliminate bathroom breaks? Everyone is chained to their desk until the boss lets you go? Maybe replace offices and cubicles with cells-you sleep in one corner, work in another. Never leave, the company needs you to do your time. I'm unemployed but at least I get a lunch break when I'm looking for work, it distracts me from thinking heretical thoughts like "Maybe I should just stop wanting iPods and such and live a life of quiet contemplation instead of trying to get into something where basic bodily functions are frowned upon as unprofitable timewasters."
2012-08-13 04:47:58 PM  
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Great Janitor: My last job was an office desk job. We could leave for lunch, eat at our desks or eat in the cafeteria. I found that if I ate at my desk, people would come up to me and ask me work questions or to get them something or forward an email.


Same here. If I eat at my desk, people will come over and start work conversations with me. They see the food on my desk and keep on talking. My boss is the absolute worst at this. He'll talk for the whole hour. So yeah, I rarely eat at my desk now.
2012-08-13 04:35:08 PM  
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thomps: why is eating lunch at one's desk being cast as a bad thing? how does sitting in a lunch room or fast food restaurant somehow add more value to one's life?


My last job was an office desk job. We could leave for lunch, eat at our desks or eat in the cafeteria. I found that if I ate at my desk, people would come up to me and ask me work questions or to get them something or forward an email. One coworker would biatch at me if I ate at my desk and my phone would ring and I wouldn't answer it because I was off the clock. She had the same complaint about me not answering emails while on lunch. I found that if I was at lunch at my desk, people would yell at me for not working. If I was in the cafeteria, no one could biatch.
2012-08-13 04:25:26 PM  
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I take my lunch every day, and usually for the full hour. If you think I won't, well, just try me.
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2012-08-13 03:50:55 PM  
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thomps: why is eating lunch at one's desk being cast as a bad thing? how does sitting in a lunch room or fast food restaurant somehow add more value to one's life?


It's not so much about eating at a fast food joint dinning room. I never do that anyway. It's more about just being able to just finish your lunch hour in 20 - 30 min. or so in peace. It is rare that I can get the time to eat a sandwich in less than 2 or 3 hrs.because of the constant phone calls, or other distractions (having to stop to go do something else then return to the sandwich). I only need 5 to 10 min. to get the food, and maybe another 5 to 10 min. of my lunch hour to eat it. I rarely get that luxury. It just sounds like this is becoming the norm.

/I love my job, and the people I work for and with. So it is just a very small inconvenience. But, it would be a nice treat to enjoy more than a couple times a year.

/That has GOT to be the longest post I have ever made
 
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