Questions relating to time during the workday which is not spent actively working

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How to politely change what people I spend lunch break with

When I started working at this company, I was told the person who normally is in my position plays cards with a certain group of people at lunch. I have been doing so for the past several months and ...
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How to create workplace refrigerator rules when rules did not previously exist?

So at my office, everyone had been using the refrigerator responsibly and considerately for as long as I have been there. All of a sudden this year, at least one person has started storing raw meat in ...
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Mandatory one hour lunch. Is it common practice in UK IT?

I've worked at some places where they've had a mandatory one-hour lunch. So you have to work your required X hours a day, and also take a one-hour lunch. So your arrival-until-leave period covers X+1 ...
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Splitting 30-minute break

The German law states that you have to take a 30-minute break if you work more than 6 hours a day. It also states that you can split up those 30 minutes into to breaks of 15 minutes. When I did this, ...
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How can I ensure future coworkers do not see my break schedule as laziness?

I tend to take several breaks throughout the day in order to clear my head of my work and relax (and smoke a cigarette). Typically there are 2-5 of these each day. At my current company, there are ...
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Noting and quoting breaktime hours

So after doing some reading here on SE, it seems to be mostly acceptable for an employee to be productive for only 6 hours of his 8 hours workday. However, how should one write down these hours in ...
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Is it unprofessional to leave a note while you are gone for a break?

I need to interface with a lot of people on a day-to-day basis. The problem with this sometimes is that when I go out for lunch or for a quick snack, I am not available. I hate to make people wait ...
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Where can I go take a nap during the day? [closed]

I am a summer intern at a large company. There have been a few days when I have been really tired and I would like to take a nap on my lunch break, but there are no beds, or places to go for such a ...
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How can I determine if it is unprofessional to play games during lunch hours?

I like to play quick games on my iPad/phone during lunch, and I'm concerned if it gives a bad impression. I'm salaried and get an hour for lunch. I eat in the break room usually, so I'm talking about ...