1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Lunch Break

Discussion in 'Polling Station' started by Mr.Cheeks, Feb 14, 2007.

?

How do you maximise your time during lunch

  1. Only Eat when i get time - well busy!

    20.4%
  2. Eat and work at the same time

    34.7%
  3. Go around the shops just to kill time

    10.2%
  4. Just have enough time to eat

    10.2%
  5. Read a book

    14.3%
  6. Play Games

    10.2%
  7. Surf the net

    26.5%
  8. Browse CF

    22.4%
  9. Sleep

    12.2%
  10. Just chat

    14.3%
  11. Relax quietly - Hang Do Not Disturb sign

    4.1%
  12. Other

    16.3%
  1. Mr.Cheeks

    Mr.Cheeks 1st ever Gold Member! Gold Member

    5,369
    85
    190
    We get one whole hour for our lunch break, thats 60 mins.... geez is that a long time... :rolleyes:

    Normally, one hour wouldn't bother me, as i'll munch, chill, and start work again which is like 20mins in my break, however, my new job, it's rather strict.

    Whilst on your break, you have to be in the break area or unless your going out (not by your desk), although they have tv, vending machines, free drinks (tea, coffee, hot chocolate), hell they even got a free phone booth (no international/premium numbers) and a free bus service to and from the city centre.

    You can work through your break, but you wont get paid extra nor will it be added into your time for hours done for the week...

    Question is, i see a lot of people just chatting shite, but what do you do to help *kill* time (in this weather, not summer)...
     
  2. Phoenix
    Honorary Member

    Phoenix 53656e696f7220 4d6f64

    5,726
    175
    221
    I eat and work, not always at my desk as its discouraged, but often we will conincide lunch with a team meeting (we all tend to grab lunch together) and go over whats in the pipeline, whats on the back burner etc, any progress or issues to be highlighted for the afternoon
    helps kill the time, as soon as were done eating we go back to our desk
     
    Certifications: MCSE, MCITP, VCP
    WIP: > 0
  3. BosonMichael
    Highly Decorated Member Award

    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

    19,136
    462
    374
    Alla that.
     
    Certifications: CISSP, MCSE+I, MCSE: Security, MCSE: Messaging, MCDST, MCDBA, MCTS, OCP, CCNP, CCDP, CCNA Security, CCNA Voice, CNE, SCSA, Security+, Linux+, Server+, Network+, A+
    WIP: Just about everything!
  4. wagnerk
    Highly Decorated Member Award

    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

    10,831
    357
    341
    Sometime I don't even have a lunch break when we have alot on, when that's the case I just take the time off a tthe end of the day :)

    -Ken
     
    Certifications: CITP, PGCert, BSc, HNC, LCGI, PTLLS, MCT, MCITP, MCTS, MCSE, MCSA:M, MCSA, MCDST, MCP, MTA, MCAS, MOS (Master), A+, N+, S+, ACA, VCA, etc... & 2nd Degree Black Belt
    WIP: PGDip
  5. tripwire45
    Honorary Member

    tripwire45 Zettabyte Poster

    13,493
    179
    287
    I eat and work at my desk at the same time. No rules against it and it gives me an hour to kill either going for a walk to see actual sunlight or run errands.
     
    Certifications: A+ and Network+
  6. UCHEEKYMONKEY
    Honorary Member

    UCHEEKYMONKEY R.I.P - gone but never forgotten. Gold Member

    4,140
    58
    214
    We get half an hour for lunch and most times I work while eating.

    But if an emergency comes in from the help desk, then I have to
    Eat & Go!:biggrin

    Too busy!

    Wow you have an whole hour, Hmm I wish I had an hour time to relax, and enjoy my food8)
     
    Certifications: Comptia A+
    WIP: Comptia N+
  7. AJ

    AJ Administrator Administrator

    6,773
    102
    221
    The school stops for lunh and so do we. Normally eat at my desk and either urf CF/net or more likely someone starts off a half-life level and we waste the whole hour doing that (oh and I'm C**p at it). :dry
     
    Certifications: MCSE, MCSA (messaging), ITIL Foundation v3
    WIP: Looking at doing ..................
  8. BosonMichael
    Highly Decorated Member Award

    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

    19,136
    462
    374
    AAAAAH!!!! The light!!! It burnsssssss!

    [​IMG]
     
    Certifications: CISSP, MCSE+I, MCSE: Security, MCSE: Messaging, MCDST, MCDBA, MCTS, OCP, CCNP, CCDP, CCNA Security, CCNA Voice, CNE, SCSA, Security+, Linux+, Server+, Network+, A+
    WIP: Just about everything!
  9. Sparky
    Highly Decorated Member Award

    Sparky Zettabyte Poster Moderator

    10,191
    299
    319
    Not had a full lunch break in years, hee hee! :biggrin

    Either eat lunch at my desk or fo out and buy some coffee with my workmates and still talk about work!
     
    Certifications: MSc MCSE MCSA:M MCSA:S MCITP:EA MCTS(x5) Security+ Network+ A+
    WIP: Exchange 2007\2010
  10. tripwire45
    Honorary Member

    tripwire45 Zettabyte Poster

    13,493
    179
    287
    Actually, it feels good. It's around 40 degrees F when I go for walks at midday which in Idaho means "sweater weather". I'm stuck inside most of the day staring at a computer monitor so it feels good to look into the distance and see the sun, sky, and clouds. It restores some balance to my day and I feel better when returning to my cube.

    BTW...my "job interview" is tomorrow. I'm hoping it's a formality and that I'm going to be hired but you never can tell. Wish me luck.
     
    Certifications: A+ and Network+
  11. BosonMichael
    Highly Decorated Member Award

    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

    19,136
    462
    374
    I'm weird... when I work, I'm on the computer... when I'm having fun, I'm on the computer. :D

    Best of luck!
     
    Certifications: CISSP, MCSE+I, MCSE: Security, MCSE: Messaging, MCDST, MCDBA, MCTS, OCP, CCNP, CCDP, CCNA Security, CCNA Voice, CNE, SCSA, Security+, Linux+, Server+, Network+, A+
    WIP: Just about everything!
  12. simongrahamuk
    Honorary Member

    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

    6,199
    125
    199
    I would love a full lunch break! :dry
     
  13. noelg24

    noelg24 Terabyte Poster

    3,334
    26
    139
    I get an hour's lunch. It varies how I spend it, normally I would walk or cycle to Greggs (weather dependent) to get me usual steak and chicken bakes (SGUK u will know more about this :biggrin) and bottle of coke...when I have no money its normally homemade pasta (by yours truly :biggrin) and I normally just at my desk surfing the likes of CF, Smallville, Superman, DC Comics and Empire sites...all good fun :biggrin
     
    Certifications: A+
    WIP: my life
  14. Arroryn
    Honorary Member

    Arroryn we're all dooooooomed

    4,009
    186
    209
    I'm meant to have an hour.

    Me posting this, this is my lunch break.

    Catch you all later!!!
     
    Certifications: A+, N+, MCDST, 70-410, 70-411
    WIP: Modern Languages BA
  15. Malnomates

    Malnomates Megabyte Poster

    667
    25
    67
    I take a li'l break ere and there but if I'm routing around under desks I tend to take a late lunch, since all the gluttons that sit at the desks under which I may be working tend to have more prominent flatulence after a lunchbreak.
     
    Certifications: A+ Network+
  16. Bluerinse
    Honorary Member

    Bluerinse Exabyte Poster

    8,871
    167
    256
    I don't eat at lunchtime or stop for a lunch break, haven't done for the last 15 years.
     
    Certifications: C&G Electronics - MCSA (W2K) MCSE (W2K)
  17. Twiggy

    Twiggy Bit Poster

    28
    0
    31
    I get time to squeeze in a stroll (ten mins to get home), food and tv! :biggrin

    Often find myself bored and wishing work would let me work through my lunch hour and finish early instead when I wanted to. Sometimes I get away with it, but rarely!
     
    Certifications: ECDL BCS1, NCFE Networking Essentials
    WIP: HNC in Computing
  18. tripwire45
    Honorary Member

    tripwire45 Zettabyte Poster

    13,493
    179
    287
    Where I work (and thankfully, I'm not a software engineer or this wouldn't apply) it's "do your eight and hit the gate". I can set my own hours (as long as I show up for meetings) and get out when I want to. :D
     
    Certifications: A+ and Network+
  19. Mr.Cheeks

    Mr.Cheeks 1st ever Gold Member! Gold Member

    5,369
    85
    190
    lol! he'a a machine!
     
  20. nugget
    Honorary Member

    nugget Junior toady

    7,796
    71
    224
    What's lunch??:blink
     
    Certifications: A+ | Network+ | Security+ | MCP (270,271,272,290,620) | MCDST | MCTS:Vista
    WIP: MCSA, 70-622,680,685

Share This Page

Loading...