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# 143939 2-May-2014 13:22
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What's the most common time people take lunch, 12 or 1pm, for regular 9-5 type office workers? Does it vary by industry?

I often start around 7am so I do 12-1 as I'm hungry by then - I work in IT, with a very flexible schedule. My wife works in a law firm, 1-2 is their standard lunch hour.

Edited to remove references to "hour". I suspect we'll get a lot of "whatever I want" here, since IT people usually get a lot of flexibility.

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  # 1035423 2-May-2014 13:27
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Hour???

12:00 - 12:30 for me.




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  # 1035425 2-May-2014 13:29
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What is this "lunch hour" that you speak of?

 
 
 
 


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  # 1035428 2-May-2014 13:34
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When I feel the need to take lunch I take lunch. IT in a law firm if that mixes it up enough :P

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  # 1035430 2-May-2014 13:38
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12-1-2pm.




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  # 1035431 2-May-2014 13:40
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Hour?  Heck no!  Eat at desk on the run or a quick 10 minutes in the meal room.  Longer lunch break means I have to finish later to complete my required hours.  Would rather go home early :-)





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  # 1035438 2-May-2014 13:51
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I do 8-4:30 and generally try to take lunch from 1:30 to 2. Only 150 minutes left in the day by the time I'm back at my desk

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  # 1035445 2-May-2014 14:01
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I think I started my lunch hour at 10am today. Still on my lunch hour at 2pm. A bit wasted today. Alas my work to be done won't dissappear, so it will be catch up later.




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  # 1035446 2-May-2014 14:03
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12-1PM for me usually.




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  # 1035450 2-May-2014 14:08
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When I feel like it :P

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  # 1035503 2-May-2014 15:08
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timmmay:

I often start around 7am so I do 12-1 as I'm hungry by then.



Same here but I buy my lunch so I go out at about 11:50 am to avoid the crowds in the lunch bars.




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  # 1035505 2-May-2014 15:12
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Start at 8.30, usually have lunch around 12, or later depending how I feel (pretty much self manage myself so noone cares, long as the systems are running).
My last job, I started at 8.30 but had lunch at 11.30 so there was always someone in the office over the "usual" lunch period.





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timmmay: What's the most common time people take lunch, 12 or 1pm, for regular 9-5 type office workers? Does it vary by industry?

I often start around 7am so I do 12-1 as I'm hungry by then - I work in IT, with a very flexible schedule. My wife works in a law firm, 1-2 is their standard lunch hour.

Edited to remove references to "hour". I suspect we'll get a lot of "whatever I want" here, since IT people usually get a lot of flexibility.


Hmm. I am super flexible, being self employed. Sometimes I have a 'lunch afternoon'!

Once when I used to work (many parsecs ago) for the MoD, we went to the pub for lunch on a Friday (which us men usually did) at 12. After Ham, Egg & Chips and 5 pints of ale we returned to the office at 4pm, had a cup of tea and went home at 4.30! Those were the days.





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  # 1035558 2-May-2014 15:57
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Like others above I don't usually have time for a lunch break, but when I do I prefer it a bit later so that my afternoon is a shorter than my morning. I find that helps me to survive the day.

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  # 1035573 2-May-2014 16:12
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12:00 to 12:30 for me, so that I can go home at 4:30 instead of 5:00. It's not set in stone though, so I can move it if I need to, but I'm usually hungry by 12 :)



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  # 1036720 5-May-2014 07:59
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Ok so the four people who do that sort of work all say more like midday than 1pm. Thanks folks.

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