I keep hearing about this internet thing. Maybe some day I will try it.

Do you eat lunch with your co-workers?

Or do you eat in your cube, car, or go out to lunch without them?
Permalink Cube Dweller 
February 15th, 2017 10:02am
I used to go for a 1 hour walk when I was a cube rat. We had a dense forest just minutes from the office, it got me out of the grey shithole for a while.
Permalink Bluebeard 
February 15th, 2017 10:03am
> I used to go for a 1 hour walk when I was a cube rat. We had a dense forest just minutes from the office, it got me out of the grey shithole for a while.

I like that idea!  Only problem is where I'm at, the weather sucks most of the year. 

I've been on an early shift for awhile so I would eat lunch before anyone else did and would eat in my cube. 

Now I am moving to a more "normal" shift in which there are more co-workers around.  They will often eat together in the cafeteria but I don't like eating in there for a few reasons (the food sucks, people bothering you with computer questions, trying to get you to do stuff for them, HR observing everyone, etc).  Plus I prefer to bring my lunch and eat at the time I want to eat as opposed to when others are ready.

Debating whether I should suck it up and take my brown bag lunch in there to eat with co-workers...or just eat with my co-workers on the rare occasion we go out to a restaurant....but otherwise keep lunch time as "me time".
Permalink Cube Dweller 
February 15th, 2017 10:11am
No, I don't.
Permalink Grumpy Old Man 
February 15th, 2017 11:49am
Any reason why not?
Permalink Cube Dweller 
February 15th, 2017 12:22pm
1. most ppl in my place eat lunch at their desks anyway
2. lunch is an opportunity for me to take a break from work and eating with co-workers would spoil that
Permalink GrumpyOldMan 
February 15th, 2017 3:46pm
At my old job, and the one before that, I used to all the time with my co-workers.  At my current job, it's very rare (once in a while we will do team lunches or the like) so I tend to use my lunch break to get away from the office, and always take at least the full hour if not a little more.
Permalink Ruseman 
February 15th, 2017 4:02pm
No, I eat pretty late.
Permalink Kenny the Robot 
February 15th, 2017 4:25pm
I used to do that at the first job after college. It was a cool company. Ever since after the first one, most companies suck so I don't want to socialize.
Permalink WildRiver 
February 15th, 2017 4:53pm
The last few jobs I didn't do it, but at my current job, they get together for lunch most days.
Permalink FSK 
February 15th, 2017 7:15pm
At the new place (and the place I just left) they actually do get together for lunch. I've joined in on some days.

Sometimes I'd rather just eat alone, though. Guess it depends on my mood.
Permalink NPR 
February 15th, 2017 7:23pm
It is better to eat with coworkers as that tends to make for smoother/easier working relationships with them. Even if they aren't as smart as me, or they have the wrong politics.
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February 17th, 2017 7:22am

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