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Old 11-30-2007, 12:23 AM
garcia1000 garcia1000 is offline
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Default How long is your lunch break?

Thinly veiled brag post, but I'm curious as to how long your lunch break is.

I believe the standard is one hour? But that some people work through lunch, some people eat at their desks?

Do white collar and blue collar jobs have different lunch lengths? I heard somewhere it's half hour for some people.

When does your lunch start? 1PM? 12:30PM?

My lunch is from 12:30PM to 2:30PM. It is a decent lunch hour.

Do Americans eat sandwiches for lunch every day?
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Old 11-30-2007, 12:27 AM
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Default Re: How long is your lunch break?

i set my own lunch break unless i have to work around meetings

typically take an hour and eat at my desk while surfing the internet
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Old 11-30-2007, 12:31 AM
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Default Re: How long is your lunch break?

Once we left the office and drove to a theater to watch Borat over lunch. BEST DAY EVER.
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Old 11-30-2007, 12:35 AM
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Default Re: How long is your lunch break?

Fifty seven minutes.
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Old 11-30-2007, 12:35 AM
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Default Re: How long is your lunch break?

I typically take a pre-lunch from 11:30-12 PM and shoot the [censored]/eat lunch. We have a cafeteria/catering service that comes in daily. At 12 PM we go to the local bar and gambool on Golden Tee.

This summer I played 9 holes of golf with a co-worker during lunch break.
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Old 11-30-2007, 12:41 AM
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Default Re: How long is your lunch break?

Standard is 11:30-1pm, but that usually stretches into 2 hours, and if I feel like taking more or taking it at a different time it's not a problem.
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Old 11-30-2007, 12:42 AM
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I usually take about 15 minutes.
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Old 11-30-2007, 12:46 AM
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Default Re: How long is your lunch break?

I've never really worked in an office job for an extended period of time but I don't understand the idea of a defined lunch break for office workers. Or a defined workday for that matter, my mom's office requires people to be there between some key hours of the day so they can schedule meetings accordingly but other than that it's work whenever you need to to get your job done. I think that's how it should be, people are on salary anyway.
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Old 11-30-2007, 12:48 AM
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Default Re: How long is your lunch break?

If people in America have long lunch breaks for their jobs, it's usually not just for eating lunch, but accomplishing something outside of work (even if that's recreation). Nobody here takes 2-3 hours to eat a leisurely lunch, it's just not in our culture.

Fortunately for me I don't have a real job or required work hours, so finding time for lunch is pretty easy. That is if I happen to be awake at lunchtime. [img]/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]
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Old 11-30-2007, 12:57 AM
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Default Re: How long is your lunch break?

Most days I take 45 minutes to eat and shoot the [censored] with coworkers in the conference room. sometimes I eat at my desk when it's busy. sometimes I go to a cigar lounge and smoke. sometimes on a slow day 8-10 of us will go to a bar or restaurant and have a 2 hour leisurely lunch, apparently despite the fact we're in america.
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