December 8 2013 Latest news:
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
A study has revealed the average lunch break now consists of a round of texting, social media updates and an online shopping spree– and eating lunch at desks.
Workers get through an average of two social media updates, send two personal text messages or emails and make one personal phone call, as well as shopping online, while eating.
The Co-op survey found workers also use their lunch break to pay bills or check their bank balance and enjoy a gossip with their colleagues.
It also emerged that the traditional lunch hour is a thing of the past with workers only taking a break lasting an average of just 32 minutes each day.
In East Anglia, over a fifth (42pc) of workers stay in the office at lunchtime, and nearly a third (31pc) sometimes don’t eat lunch at all because they have a big work load or are too busy.
How do you spend your lunch break?