Office workers 'skip lunch'


Office workers 'skip lunch'
People that work in an office often take a lunch that lasts for less than half an hour, a new survey has shown.

Conducted by Reed Employment, the poll of 5,000 UK workers revealed that eight out of ten take 30 minutes or less for lunch each day, Online Recruitment reports.

And nearly half (44 per cent) eat their lunch at their desk, the firm found.

Such a trend is "unhealthy and unproductive" for employees, brand manager for Reed Employment Catherine Maskell stated.

Bosses must encourage their staff to take regular breaks and use the full hour allocated for their lunch, she said.

"While working long hours are fast becoming the norm in most offices, the failure to take regular breaks is bad for employees' health, productivity and safety," Ms Maskell added.

A recent survey by Office Angels found that one in ten employees with Blackberrys check their emails on a regular basis out of office hours.

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