In many states, it's against the law for your employer to deny you a lunch break. But lunch breaks seem to be getting rarer all the time. Tell us your situation: Do you feel like it's possible to take a lunch break any more?
For this week's work segment, Justin Jones-Fosu of WEAA's Listen Up! explains why so few of us are taking lunch breaks these days. And Connie Thanasoulis-Cerrachio, of career-advice site Vault.com, explains how not taking lunch may be hurting our careers.
Comments on Facebook:
Jeri Griffin Buboltz:
"I take a lunch hour much more now than when I was starting my career 20+ years ago. It's my time to regroup and recharge. I look forward to it, and it helps me maintain my sanity! I've always worked in non-profit fundraising. First, in public broadcasting. Now, in health care."
"Me too, but just half an hour in the public schools. It's in the contract, and worth fighting for. Whether spent socially with colleagues or alone, it's a halftime break."
"I work in the computer security management field and I eat WHILE working as lunch is just a waste of time for me (hackers seem to never eat lunch...lol). I have the privilege of eating while working while I understand some do not."