The cost of British workers skipping lunch revealed

The cost of British workers skipping lunch revealed

Following the Christmas break and the struggle to get back to routine – you’d think employees would be jumping at the chance for their hour-long lunch break.

However, only one in five actually take a full hour; and failing not to costs businesses £50million, according to data from

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Comments (1)

  • LBowden
    Tue, 24 Jan 2017 7:20pm GMT
    This survey should be done on people working in the fast food industry and there home delivery staff. Having worked as an assistant manager for a well known pizza company until just over 4 years ago when I had an accident while working that has made me disabled I can say that I never took my break due to there being no one to cover me in the day time and by the time there was staff in for the evening I never got a chance as it would become so busy really fast to be able to which meant 12-13 hour shifts without a break. Drivers that had been in since the store had opened and worked similar 12-13 hour shifts were given the opportunity to take an half an hour break before it got busy but only a few people actually took the break and even less after the store manager put up a notice saying that breaks would no longer be paid for.

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