Starting on Tuesday my unpaid half lunch hour will become non existant and replace by three ten minute breaks.
Normally I would from 2 til 10:30 with two paid 10 minute breaks and an unpaid half hour lunch. Now we get three paid ten minute breaks and work from 2 til 10.
All the employees of my company took a survey. My choice was to keep the unpaid half hour break. My choice lost.
Yes, I am pissed about this. The three 10’s are fine when we are working 8 hours, but when we start working 10 hours it is going to suck.
For 23 years I have had an unpaid lunch. I’ve always had a half hour to relax and eat. If I’m having a bad day I get in my truck and go to McDonalds or Wendy’s and get away for awhile. If I needed to run to Walgreens or Best Buy I could.
Starting Tuesday I can’t do that anymore and I feel like some of my freedom is being taking away.
Since this is new to me I wonder if you have any ideas for what I should make to eat that is healthy. Are your breaks short? What do you eat that is healthy? I’ve been searching Google for suggestions.
I’ve lost about six or seven pounds and I dont want to get in the habit of grabbing crap out of the vending machine and gaining it back.
I guess what really bothers me is that I used my two 10 minute breaks to write notes for my blog or jot down ideas or draw an idea that is my head. I’m bummed because I feel I don’t have time for this anymore.
I know it probably wont be as bad as I think it will be. I just have to give it time and it will work out. It’s new and I just need to give it a chance.
What if I dont want to?
I know I have a rotten attitude right now. I’ve been trying to say positive affirmations for this. I’ll probably be writing a post about this.
I let you know how it works out.
Wish me luck.
3 thoughts on “Opinion Please”
It’s not exciting, but yogurt and fruit is a quick meal. I used to eat it at my desk. You could also toss in some fruit. Salad is another good choice, but is a little more time consuming to eat. I don’t understand taking away an unpaid lunch.
Sorry, I just repeated my fruit suggestion!
Dude, seriously, this sucks. I wish I had an answer for you. Maybe trail mix, granola bars (some of them actually taste rather like candy bars), dried fruits…