Why you shouldn’t “work through” your lunch break


Quick thought for today! The average person works 8 hours a day with a 1 hour lunch break. So that’s 8-5 or 9-6 with a 1 hour break. However, a lot of people these days are working through their lunch breaks with increased pressure to produce and keep their jobs. Here’s why you should not do it:

Working through your lunch break equals 5 extra hours worked per week. 5 X 52 work weeks a year = 260 unpaid work hours per year. 260 X 30 years of work = 7,800 unpaid hours. 7,800 / 40 hours (avg work week) = 195 unpaid weeks of work. 195 / 52 weeks = 3.75 years of your life that you worked for free!

Now think about how much the numbers increase for those of us working overtime and heavier work weeks…