Most workers don’t take a lunch break
- September 29, 2010
Most employees stay chained to their desks during the workday without taking a lunch break, according to an online poll conducted by work-force consultant Right Management.
The poll found that 47 percent of 2,311 respondents said they took a lunch break “almost always.” Twenty percent said they took a break but usually stayed at their desk, while 19 percent take one from time to time and 13 percent rarely take one.
The poll found that C-level and vice president-level executives were most likely to take a daily lunch break, with 53 percent of respondents saying they almost always do.
Men are also more likely to take a break. About 49 percent said they always take one while 42 percent of women did.
In addition, younger workers were more likely to take breaks than older workers. About 57 percent of those aged 18 to 24 said they always take a break, compared with 53 percent of those aged 25-34, 46percent of those aged 35-54 and 45 percent of those over the age of 55.