Do you eat lunch with your co-workers?
Or do you eat in your cube, car, or go out to lunch without them?
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 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".
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
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.
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.
The last few jobs I didn't do it, but at my current job, they get together for lunch most days.
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.
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.
Pie is a lot better than ...
February 17th, 2017 7:22am