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::20.12.04:: A Question of Morality

Do long should you be at work before taking a smoko/coffee break?

I would say an hour. But then what if you start work late. Say if you start work at 11.00, and your break falls within the 12-2 lunch hour window, then do you forego your break and just take a late lunch or do you have a break and take an even longer lunch? Or take a late-ish lunch but have 2 breaks during the afternoon to make up for it?

Do other people worry about this kind of shit or is it just me?

Comments:

 

Your boss does. "Miss O'Halloran, after carefully monitoring your activities, I have noticed that you take an average of two-and-a-half cigarette breaks, one toilet break, and one-point-three break-associated activities per day. Assuming that each break conforms to the Standard Break Time laid out in the Worker Legislation of 19--, you take a mean of 20 minutes off work every day.

This is cutting into the Productivity and Efficiency of your work, and I must hereby ask you to re-schedule your break time until after work."

 

 

See, I didn't used to worry about it. The frequency of smokos was directly related to how my day was going. The worse the day, the more I felt like "Ah get stuffed, I'm off for a smoke". But now I read that post, you've got me all self conscious!

 

 

Tim, that is scary. Have you met my ex-boss?

 

 

In one job I used to work at, we had to fill in time sheets to account for out time - but we were expected to be productive for only 6 hours per day. the rest of the time was tea breaks, "bonding", and getting stuff from the stationery cupboard.

 

 

Haven't met your old boss, but I do spend an inordinate amount of time at my work either procrastinating on the net or worrying about how my procrastinating on the net is going to affect me.

 

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