Half of Us Take a Lunch Break That's 30 Minutes or Less . . . and Most of It Gets Wasted Talking With Coworkers
If only we could go back to the era where everyone got an HOUR for lunch . . . enough time for a steak and five or six cocktails. No matter how depressed the guys on "Mad Men" are, that must've been amazing.
According to a new survey, these days, about HALF of Americans get less than a HALF HOUR off for lunch . . . and most of that time gets burned up pretending to be interested in your coworkers' lives.
The survey found 9% of people get no break, 7% get 10 to 20 minutes, and 32% get a half hour. That adds up to 48%. Only 38% of people get at least an hour.
The survey also found that, besides actually eating their lunch, 42% of people say the main thing they do during their lunch break is talk with their coworkers. The second-most common thing is . . . working, at 29%.