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 far and have noticed the pattern that not only do I rarely ever see managers in the break room, I cannot recall a single manager that has ever brought in his own lunch. The most I have seen was perhaps a few snacks in the office.
Granted, managers tend to be in many meetings throughout the day, sometimes traveling a lot more if they are heavily involved in sales or clients so perhaps they just go out to eat for lunch everyday, however more than a few managers I have known openly admitted to me that they never eat lunch.
I wonder then, is this an unwritten rule for managers to forgo lunch or eat out every day once they accept that role, where they would be looked down on or frowned upon for bringing lunch into work?
Could it be also that the personality type that makes a great manager is less stressed about having regular meals throughout the day? I would have trouble functioning throughout the day without three square meals a day, and when I am called into noon meetings without a chance to eat I usually have a really tough time focusing.