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24th June 2009, 10:02 AM #1
Do you work during your lunch break?
This is could prove to be interesting. What I want to know is how any of you get called out to fix problems during your lunch break? This includes the 'I know you are having lunch but....' intrusions by staff and other things that mean you do not get a full lunch periodas you are entitled too.
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24th June 2009, 10:03 AM #2
Thanks to achedgy from:
danrhodes (8th July 2009)
24th June 2009, 10:04 AM #3
Yes, everyday - lunch for me lasts about 10 mins - eat my lunch then back in the office. Or if I have not been spoken to at lunch then it's whatever turns up.
Still I do have a few coffee breaks in the morning and afternoon........
24th June 2009, 10:05 AM #4
Goes with the territory and the staff are all too willing to contact us during dinner time.
What can you do as we are a service the only thing we do is stagger our dinner times to cover each other so we can actually get our dinner.
24th June 2009, 10:05 AM #5
I usually get about 15 minutes sitting down eating (I have school lunch), but would struggle to take any more. Those 15 minutes are regularly interrupted... if I don't have to leave the table, I'm answering questions or making notes on what I'll need to add to my list.
24th June 2009, 10:11 AM #6
We lunch as a 'team' at approx 1:15 in the staffroom, away from the office. Our experience has been that we are less likely to be interrupted when sat together, engaged in conversation. The site manager usually joins us too.
It doesn't always work though, especially when SMT need help.
24th June 2009, 10:12 AM #7
Yup, it's sods law as soon as I putting a sanwich in my mouth someone appears at the door. The boss is pretty cool though if he see's I'm eating he will speak to whoevers turned up, but if there's more than one person, well hey, I'm eating whilst their are still doing lessons, because I have to go and supervise lunchtime computer club, so you have to take the rough with the smooth. Although I'm surprised I don't get more indegestion
24th June 2009, 10:13 AM #8
We try to stagger our lunch breaks too, so there is always somebody available to go and look at problems. There has been a couple of times when lunch has been after 3pm.
24th June 2009, 10:13 AM #9
I am on lunch duty (as a 2nd job) so I take mine 15 mins before lunch, and then 15 mins after. I tend to do some typing work whilst on "lunch" though.
24th June 2009, 10:15 AM #10
Originally Posted by achedgy
24th June 2009, 10:17 AM #11
Yes we work lunch breaks but....
We can all leave earlier as we dont include the lunch break - so I'm not complaining
I work right through lunch and the other 2 techies run the dinner time workshops.
24th June 2009, 10:18 AM #12
whats this Lunch that you speak of?
24th June 2009, 10:23 AM #13
The staff here aren't usually too bad and know how bad my memory is - if I don't get an email I'll usually forget lol
I usually try to get any disruptive jobs done during my lunch break so as not to disturb lessons, if a job ends up taking too much of my lunch break I usually take an extra 15mins or so when I get a chance or head home slightly earlier.
I stupidly offered to help out with an assembly rehearsal during my lunch last week - they didn't even bother to rehearse the part I was required for because the kids were too busy messing around... not a happy techy! think the teacher got the hint when I refused to turn up for the break time rehearsal the next day.
24th June 2009, 10:28 AM #14
Yes, but then again I get paid through lunch. It is not legal, but then again most of my problems come to me a lunch.
24th June 2009, 10:31 AM #15
I make sure that I partake in the lovely food that is served up here
I take my 30 min lunch break in the Refectory (fancy name for canteen) before the kids go down for lunch and then return to my office. On the rare occasions I can't do this, I will pop in and grab an extortionately priced sandwich (well extortionate compared to the £1.65 2-course meal I usually have) and then take half an hour out in my office but I do have a break.
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