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  Reply # 1036722 5-May-2014 08:08
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Self employed contractor working from home. I used to be really bad at taking lunch breaks, and instead would eat at my desk. However, I now break at around 12PM (as dictated by my hunger) for 30 minutes.

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  Reply # 1036992 5-May-2014 13:37
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About 11:15am is when I eat my lunch  (breakfast is at about 5 so pretty hungry by then).  I normally take a break to do a couple of crosswords in the DomPost.




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  Reply # 1037300 5-May-2014 20:18
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Whenever I can manage it - usually sometime between 12pm and 2pm. Sometimes as late as 3pm. I rarely manage a break of more than 20-30mins.

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  Reply # 1037316 5-May-2014 20:41
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15 minutes sometime between 1130 and 1500 when someone releaves me.


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  Reply # 1037424 5-May-2014 23:02
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Lunch today was 1400-1530 and included the last episode of GOT!





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  Reply # 1037499 6-May-2014 07:41
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afe66: ... when someone releaves me....


Once a year...like a decidious tree in spring...or more random...like putting blank pages in a ring-binder?tongue-out




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  Reply # 1037659 6-May-2014 12:00
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I find it amusing how those who said they are too busy (and important perhaps?) to have a lunch break mostly managed to reply to this thread during office work hours, some within minutes of this thread being started!  Perhaps you should count your Geekzone time as a lunch break too.... ;-)

My lunch break is mostly determined by my stomach vs whatever meetings I might have on the day.  Mostly I break at midday though as my stomach seems to be well trained.

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  Reply # 1037706 6-May-2014 13:14
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Somewhere around 12-1 is when it starts and I have had to force myself to be better at taking them. I only get a half hour break, but didn't used to take it and would just work through and eat at my desk. Try to go for a walk or something so I am not at my desksmile




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  Reply # 1038202 7-May-2014 11:26
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I alternate my start time each week due to the helpdesk time table

7.30am start - 12pm lunch for 1 hour
9.30am start - 1pm lunch for 1 hour 

I always head away (out of the office) for an hour normally to just walk
Actual lunch eating is normally at my desk after I get back 

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  Reply # 1038518 7-May-2014 18:27
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Way back when I worked a normal schedule I really didn't have a lunch break but rather a working lunch - eating whilst doing some computer work (stock entry, ordering etc) so it could be anywhere between 11:30 to 14:30. I guess it depends on the industry but I'd hazard to guess that the idea of having a dedicated time allotted for lunch is a relic of a bygone era.




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  Reply # 1038546 7-May-2014 19:18
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I'm not really talking about allocated spots, more when is considered normal. 




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  Reply # 1054723 28-May-2014 08:27
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timmmay: I'm not really talking about allocated spots, more when is considered normal. 

At my work, official lunch times are either 12-1 or 1-2. I'm not in the kind of job where I need to be at my desk at certain times, so I take my lunch when I feel like and that's usually after 2pm sometime, people comment that I have lunch late. Well, I guess so, but then I eat dinner late probably in their opinion. I think anything between 12 and 2 is pretty "normal".

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