Todays discussion over on Work, Wife, Mom...Life! for Working Mom Wednesday is: Eat out or brown bag with co-workers? Lunch room or desk? What your typical work lunch like?
I was recently pondering this whole subject with a coworker. Often times I choose to eat at my desk. I don't necessarily have to but there aren't many other options. I kind of like to eat at my desk because it gives me a chance to catch up on *personal* things like email, blogging, Facebook, blah, blah, blah. We do have a lunch room and I'm in a small office where only one of us can take a lunch at any given time so sometimes it can be lonely and other times you're thankful for the alone time. Another reason I may stear clear of the lunch room is the avoidance of talking about....work. Ugh, not what I like to do on MY break.
I don't get a lot of time for lunch. And it is really not enough time to go anywhere for lunch besides the local gas station, so that is kind of a bummer. I would really appreciate a longer lunch. At the company I worked at before my current one - we had 45 minutes (I know some people are so lucky and have an hour!). But 45 minutes is great for me. I miss that. It was just right with enough time to go somewhere but not too much time.
I am very fortunate and blessed. Please understand that I will in no way be complaining of my lunch options because I do appreciate what is available to me. That said - I work in an organization that has daily meals and sometimes us staff elect to get one. Now most days the meals are ok and decent and I do appreciate to not have to pack all of the time...other days are complete risks. I don't mind the sandwiches, soups, rice dishes and some other favorites. I especially like the days where we have local restaurant food brought in or a homemade meal by some well-praised donor. A few risks: meatloaf day (aka - mystery loaf) and spaghetti (aka - heartburn on a plate).
Today I brought my lunch: Easy Mac, fried cabbage, and an apple with peanut butter. Yum. (I will put my vote in for afternoon siestas though.)
- Mamma G -