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14 Times Employees Had To Fight For Their Lunch Break

| Right | June 22, 2020

Dear readers,

Today is Take Back the Lunch Break Day! How many times have you eaten a sandwich at your desk while you’ve continued to work? Or cut a lunch break short because of a rush of customers?

Today is the day you take back your lunch, it’s your legal right if you work enough hours! In the following fourteen stories from our archives, it seems that some managers and customers didn’t get that memo. So take some time for lunch, and enjoy these stories!


Counter To The Law – American labor laws still apply if you’re not American!

Nowhere To Hide – Some customers seriously seem to think you must man your post 24/7!

Give Me A Break Or You’ll Break The Law – If you make your staff skip lunch you can’t skip the fines…

Lunch Freak – Flexible working = flexible lunch… you’d think!

Not Ever Working, Part 9 – When even the computer is telling you to take a break!

Customer Expectations Reach Breaking Point – If you’re on lunch, that means you’re free to help floor customers!

Two Much Information – Reasons why you take a lunch break: To prevent THIS from happening.

WHAT An A**hole – When I am on my lunch break I can say whatever I want!

Working Hard: $100; Holiday Spirit: Priceless – When the Christmas break doesn’t have one.

Who Does She Sink She Is – The only thing we’re drowning in is condescension.

Mismanaged Expectations, Part 9 – With a manager like this, those breaks are more than necessary!

Give Me A Break Or You’ll Break The Law, Part 2 – The law is not for “if you have time.”

Luncheon And On And On – Just for a twist, here’s a story about a very long lunch break!

And finally, a worker who was happy to help out on their lunch break, but still suffered for it…

So Much For Out-Of-The-Books Thinking – This would be a good Monty Python sketch if it wasn’t so tragic.


We hope you enjoyed this collection of stories! Know any that we missed? Let us know in the comments! Want to send in your own story? Submit your here!

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