BJ'S BLOG 10/22/12 "Lunch Breaks"
Last week, we talked about something that I feel is the root of most of the problems people suffer here in the United States.
According to a new survey from Manpower, just fewer than one in five people, or 19%, say they almost ALWAYS leave work on their lunch break.
Another 14% of those surveyed take a lunch break outside the office, "from time to time," 39% of people (that's two out of five) take their lunch break at their desk and 28% say that they get to stop working for lunch, "seldom, if ever.”
Experts do say that this can lead to increased stress and long-term health problems.
We do f-it Friday every week, and even though people think it’s a silly little joke thing we do, I’m very serious about it.
We are over worked and over stressed in this country and all the issues you hear about whether its domestic issues or customer service problems, stem from the fact that people are over worked!
Most people are not getting the vacation they need and those who do spend it working so they don’t have to come back to a ridiculous work load!
The economy isn’t where it needs to be, people are getting laid off, and those who still have jobs have to do the work of those laid off coworkers as well as their own!
Something has to be done about this because overworked and over stressed people become a problem for us all.