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Wed, 20 May 2015 11:27am BST
I regularly only take 15-20 minutes. I could I take an hour. But with all the demands on HR's time it means I will be working a 11 hour day instead of the 10 hours I already work! Then add in my commute of 75 mins each way..... lunch is not such an attractive option unfortunately!
Tue, 19 May 2015 4:21pm BST
15 mins is the norm in my department too.. and eating at the desk.. Its a horrible cultural shift and in an open plan office with sealed windows and air conditioning which isnt healthy already, it is not supportive of employees health
Tue, 19 May 2015 4:19pm BST
I'm lucky that the business I work for actively encourages employees to take their hour lunch away from their desk, plus twice a week we are allowed to take a 2hr lunch for fitness pursuits, some of us go to the gym, whilst others go for a walk or run.
Tue, 19 May 2015 2:28pm BST
Sorry, what HR Departments are you dealing with? And can you get me a job there?
Surprised @ Recruiter
Tue, 19 May 2015 1:26pm BST
This statement is a sweeping generalisation and unnecessary - flexible working applies to everyone in our organisation and it isn't just our HR people - who are expected to be here when our staff are at work - who take advantage of the option.
You need to get real and review your attitude if recruiter is your job role.