This is interesting, its an article from The Daily Mail where the Health Minster has criticised Britain’s weird relationship with food. She has reportedly said that eating lunch at your desk is disgusting and that office workers should take a proper lunch break. I’m not not sure about others but I find the comments to be a little out of touch with our work culture. I am now fortunate to work from home and do make time for lunch as I also have to feed my 1 year old daughter at the same time.
Whilst working in an office environment, admittedly in the publishing industry which meant I was always up against a deadline, I never had time for lunch. If I had left my desk to have a lunch break not only would the publication I was working on, not have made the printing slot but I would have been frowned upon by the others around me who also worked through their lunch. The comments at the bottom of the article seem to indicate that others work in similar environments and also have to work through lunch to get a heavy work load done. Perhaps the Health Minster needs to go out into the real world a little more often.