Questions tagged [lunch]

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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Spoiled Food Ettiquette

Background Some of the people I work with like to bring in food to share, which is kind and appreciated. Some of these people bring in food that they have grown themselves, and the work that they put ...
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How can i ask my administrator for a lunch break reduction?

I am a web developer for 1 year in a company, and i am undergoing a very complex work/life balance situation. To keep in short terms: i accepted this work, moving from my home town to a bigger city, ...
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Not sure how to handle logging around lunch hours

I'm a new co-op at a defense contractor (co-ops are like interns who have longer assignments, more job duties (sometimes), and work through various parts of the year). This is my second week on the ...
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What to expect informal lunch where one coworker is leaving and another new member is joining?

We originally have planned an informal lunch to celebrate a new member joining our team. However, unexpectedly a senior co-worker of the team has also decided to leave during the same week so a ...
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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 customary to pay for a prospective client's meal when meeting them at a restaurant? [closed]

This will be my first time trying to land consulting work. The person I'm meeting has a high position and more than likely has a lot more money than I do. We used to work for the same company so he ...
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Is it okay to change your clothes in front of your coworkers? [closed]

So, I'm just minding my own business about to enjoy my lunch. A coworker sits at the couch near me in the cafeteria. As I start eating my lunch, my coworker decided it's a great time to start getting ...
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Would it be a bad idea to bring appliances from home to the office? (such as a toaster) [closed]

I work in a medium-sized company (20~ish employees) in a very large office building. The kitchen has a microwave, coffee maker, and even an espresso machine the CEO donated, and a fair bit of empty ...
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Mandatory one hour unpaid lunch

I work in a devops-like role in Colorado. My manager recently let us know that he wants everyone on the team to be taking a one-hour unpaid lunch break every day so that we each span 9 hours of ...
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Perceptions and networking implications of spending time with the opposite gender for lunch?

I work at a relatively small startup with, not more than, 10 developers. The guys either eat out for lunch or eat lunch two hours later than me, because they have a late breakfast, and I get my own ...
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Why team meetings are scheduled at lunch time, mostly?

I am just trying to understand other side if any good reasons behind this scheduling. Background: I faced this with 2-3 managers who schedules weekly/monthly team meetings at lunch time( 1-2 pm) on ...
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How to deal with constantly bragging co-worker?

recently a new collegue started to work for the IT company I work for. He seems quite polite and nice but when it comes to lunch time he very often brags and - for lack of a better word - talks utter ...
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Lack of facilities in company and what can I do other than request more? [closed]

So I work in a fairly large company, most things are provided for stationary, tea bags, coffee etc. However there is a lack of general kitchen items used for lunches etc. Also we lack a sink in our ...
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Taking a break close to lunch time [closed]

Company policy allows employees to take a 15 minute break during each half of their shift. The policy also states that this break cannot be taken in conjunction with your lunch (to essentially extend ...
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High level informal meeting

I have been asked via invitation from a high level colleague meet and greet at my current job. I am not quite sure what to expect from this. Since i started working, ive spent a lot of time working ...
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Taking lunch at a different time [closed]

I am currently working as an intern in a company in Singapore. My work period is 8 months and I do not have any leave that I can claim/take. If I want to take leave, I have to take an MC (medical ...
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Anonymous coworker brought in food in a rusty container affecting my reputation. How should I react?

I am a foreigner who works in a big company in the US for the past few years. I work across multiple departments so I dealt with many coworkers and not just my team. I am very social so I am close ...
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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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Lunch and Learn Free Lunch or not? [closed]

For company lunch and learn sessions, should the company provide lunch to employees, or should employees bring their own lunch? Things to keep in mind: 1. Lunch time is unpaid 2. The session in ...
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How do I stop having lunches with a colleague? [closed]

Some time ago I started working at a company. Few days later I met my acquaintance who had recently started working there as well. Since we both were new and didn't know anyone, we started having ...
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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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Talking about drugs in the office [closed]

During lunch time in the office kitchen, some colleagues often share how was their weekend by saying they had drinks/pints/alcohol, got drunk and had fun. e.g. "We went to bar X and had drinks, we ...
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Lunch Break and Working [closed]

I am a financial accountant and I have a team of 4 which report to me. I have noticed from the 3 staff members that they would work and eat at their desks. My understanding to do this means you don't ...
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Mandatory Lunch Meeting [duplicate]

I do not want to go to mandatory lunch meetings. I feel it is a waste of time for each person at the meeting. If there are seven people in the meeting, and the meeting is an hour long lunch, it is the ...
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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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