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Old 07 June 2014, 01:13 PM
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A Turtle Named Mack A Turtle Named Mack is offline
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I worked through lunch for a long time, and I will still field a call, as mine are usually brief and if they are made then, it is the only chance for a client during the day. But I shut the door and do not feel guilty about taking the time to get my head off work. I eat and take a short nap and it rejuvenates me for the afternoon's tasks. A lunch BREAK is supposed to be a break. It is no more 'slacking' to take it than it is for an athlete to catch his breath when the opportunity presents itself.

the First World Problem here is probably more that so many of us have jobs that allow us to work through lunch, but our brains need the break as much as manual laborers need the rest, but we have trouble taking the rest.