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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.
where i work we get a 30 minute lunch break (i always hear you say we get an hour lunch break but id have to look into that because we always had 30 minutes) i work from 6:30am to 4:30pm and we get 2 10 minute breaks. 1 before lunch and 1 after lunch.
during my 30 minute lunch break i do not eat at my desk but i also dont always leave my office since the lines at food places are always full and it takes up more of my lunch break than i really want to have for myself. on an average day we go to a little room in back that has a news paper, mini fridge, and microwave. some people choose to keep working but i dont. i always try to eat my lunch quickly so i can have some time to go outside. when i dont i end up getting even more stressed and come home with a bad mood.
i personally feel everyone needs to take a little more time outside of the office during their lunch break for a few moments of not worrying about their job and they should leave their work at work. since the business i work for hasent hit the age of technology we usually can leave work without dealing with it at home with emails. december being the only time we really have to take work home to stay caught up.