The old 80s adage that lunch is for losers may still ring true for a percentage of workers in the UK, following reports that nearly one in five employees are deciding to skip lunch in order to fit more working hours into their day.
Despite ongoing concern over work-life balance and the health implications of failing to take breaks during the day, 19 per cent of adults do not take any time out for lunch, according to a YouGov survey for Croner.
This has sparked some concern over the well-being of many UK employees who are not making the effort to take time away from work during the average day.
Experts at Croner speculate that those individuals who fail to take proper lunch breaks are not necessarily more productive than otherwise, arguing that they may take other little breaks during the day to compensate or simply not work as well.
"What some employees are failing to realise is that not taking time out in the working day can, in the long-term, also affect their health and their ability to do the job," it was stated, according to Paypershop.
Recent research from Logicalis shows that many future workers are already thinking about work-life balance, with 11 per cent of 13 to 17-year-olds stating that they would quit a job of asked to put work before family.