1-in-5 Boston-area workers say they work through lunch — or skip it
When work piles up, that lunch break is the first thing to go, according to a recent survey from Boston-based ezCater.
Driving the news: Workers nationwide are skipping lunch to get more work done, with 14% saying they never take a lunch break from their workstations, per an ezCater survey of more than 1,000 full-time employees.
- Boston-area workers are among the worst offenders with 20% saying they never take a lunch break away from their workstations, either working through lunch or skipping it altogether.
Why it matters: Despite memes about "lazy girl" jobs and "bare minimum Mondays," the survey shows people are skipping the meal breaks to which they're entitled to get their work done.
- The survey shows Gen Z workers are most likely to take a shorter lunch break or skip lunch altogether for fear of being judged by their bosses.
Yes, but: Boston-area workers are also 18% more likely to fill up at breakfast than the rest of the nation.
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