Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Work Time Eating into Lunch Time

Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Work Time Eating into Lunch Time

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Byline: Marnie Johnston marnie.johnston@northernstar.com.au

AUSTRALIANS are increasingly saying goodbye to their lunch break - eating at their desks, catching up on personal admin instead or skipping it all together.

The research conducted by ING Direct also reveals the disappearing lunch break comes as Australians admit that work and personal demands are eating into their lunch breaks.

Almost one in three - or 28% - are eating at their desk; 33% are skipping lunch entirely once a week, and one in 10 usually work through their lunch break.

The research also found that 37% of people spend their lunch time catching up on phone calls; 31% do personal admin; 30% go shopping while 24% catch up on social media.

It was revealed that 21% said that work demands take over their lunch break regularly and 12% said very regularly.

On the other hand, 34% of people a[approximately]always' take a lunch break away from the desk; 36% never skip lunch and 71% of us are satisfied with their lunch break. …

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