Questions relating to the period of time in which one is given to eat their lunch. This can include questions on communication during this time or on issues raised by particular location, or lack thereof, for eating food.

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Lunch with the CEO

I'm having lunch with my CEO in couple of days. I'm an Engineer who's pretty involved in a product that the company sells, but I don't know too much about the business side of things. My company is ...
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Should I accept a colleauges request to join me during lunchtime runs? [closed]

I've recently joined a new company and I want to make the best impression with my new colleagues. About a month ago a new member of staff joined our team. Occasionally at lunchtimes I like to go ...
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Etiquette when boss buys lunch [closed]

Employees at my current job usually take an hour for lunch. Whether it's used to eat lunch, go home and check on kids or walk around is up to the employee. This break isn't written down as a rule in ...
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Is it okay to bring a friend or significant other to the employee lounge? [closed]

I recently started a part time job in a small mom/pop organization that's been running over 25 years. The employee lounge is open to all staff members while they are taking a break from their shift. ...
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How to use time productively in lunch and breaks [closed]

I was wondering if anyone had any advice or tips on how to use the time productively during lunch and breaks. I'm generally just browsing the web or working on some projects but never manage to get ...
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Supervisor paid for my food, what's the proper way to express my appreciation?

I'm doing an internship in one of the Canadian government organization. Recently my supervisor got promoted, so our division(6 people) went out to a fancy restaurant to celebrity his promotion. ...
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Do I have to pay employee for 9 hours from 8 to 5 [closed]

I have employees that are service techs. They're out in the field all day. They go thru drive-thru for breakfast and lunch. stop at the store a couple times a day. Then they write on time card "no ...
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Should I tell my boss a coworker stiffed the waiters on a team lunch we all paid for

On a team lunch, we agreed that one of the team members would handle the bill. We all paid her on the assumption that there would be around 15% tip. Note that we are in the United States. However, I ...
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How to deal with very variable lunch times and lunch room used for conferencing?

Situation I'm working at a startup (8 people, 4 sales/4 tech) in an open office setting. Lunch times always used to be from 12:30 to 1:30. We have a glass box room with a large rectangular table used ...
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4answers
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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 have multiple lunch breaks in a day?

Due to heavy energy consumption of things I do outside of the office, I generally eat 5-7 meals (depending on what you call a meal) spread throughout the day. Typically, maybe three of these fall ...
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3answers
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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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Client says “First round's on me”: do I say “I'll get the second round”? [closed]

A client wants to meet up for drinks, and they've offered to pick up the first round. Do I offer to pick up the second round?
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Is it unprofessional to bring lunch to a meeting?

Every so often I have days that are very busy with no time to take a proper lunch. When this happens, I usually end up bringing my lunch to a meeting and eating while other people talk. These aren't ...
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4answers
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How to politely decline a departmental farewell lunch when I have social anxiety?

I have extreme social anxiety (SA) and experience physical symptoms like shortness of breath, shaky hands and voice during social situations. I work for a really big multinational. We have ...
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2answers
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Saying no to celebration lunch

My team is going to have a lunch at a local restaurant tomorrow to celebrate our recent achievements. The team is myself, three coworkers and my boss. The problem is my boss has made racist and ...
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What I should do when I don't like to buy a take away for my colleague daily after my lunch outside of office? [closed]

I go to lunch outside of office everyday. One of my colleague wants me to buy a take away for him while I return from a hotel. He gives money to buy lunch for him, I don't like this and I am getting ...
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2answers
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What is proper etiquette for a business lunch?

I work in a small team of 3 senior developers. One person on the team is leaving, and on his last day, my boss, my boss's boss, and the department VP are taking the whole team out to lunch. I'm ...
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2answers
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Leaving for Lunch before our seniors is a good etiquette or not

I am quite new to Office environment, so I am not not much familiar with Workplace etiquettes. Our Lunch timings is from 2 pm to 3 pm. But our seniors are mostly busy doing their project stuff at that ...
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4answers
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Dealing with unpleasant food odors

Several coworkers and I share a rather small working area (not absurdly tiny, but small enough to cause this problem). Most of us usually eat lunch in the cafeteria area, and sometimes at our desks. ...
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9answers
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Where can I go take a nap during the day?

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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Does bringing your own lunch to work hurt your chances of being a manager?

I like many of my peers will bring my own lunch with me to work most days, perhaps going out to lunch once a week with friends or colleagues. I have worked at many different jobs in my career thus ...