When you are at work, do you take your breaks?

@kgwat70 (13398)
United States
October 28, 2006 6:56pm CST
Do you take your breaks or do you work right through them?
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16 responses
• United States
29 Oct 06
One of the reasons I really like being self-employed is that when I worked in big corporations - and I worked in some of the Fortune 500 companies... I never had a chance to take breaks. And most of the time I was working extra hours with no overtime because I was "on salary". So now, as my own boss, if I feel like taking a break, I do. And no, I do not charge my clients for my breaks. LOL
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@kgwat70 (13398)
• United States
29 Oct 06
Very nice. What is it like being self employed?
• United States
17 Feb 07
When I worked of others, I never took a break. Now I am self employed and I don't take breaks. Guess you can call me a work ahoholic.
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@kgwat70 (13398)
• United States
17 Feb 07
Sometimes I take a break at work and sometimes i do not, as it depends on how much work needs to be done and when. I always take a lunch break but the other breaks depend.
@april444 (1342)
• United States
24 Dec 06
I work at home so yeah i take breaks when ever i want :)
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@kgwat70 (13398)
• United States
24 Dec 06
It must be nice to take breaks whenever you want. I wish that I could do that too. :-) Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
@clownfish (3278)
• United States
12 Dec 06
Hi! When I worked outside the home, I always took my breaks. Now that I work from home, I don't really think of it in those terms. Besides, when I get up from the computer, it's usually to do housework, so I guess that's not really a break.
@kgwat70 (13398)
• United States
12 Dec 06
I agree that doing housework is not really a break. Watching tv or listening to music would be a break in my opinion. :-)
@disvachic (10123)
• United States
12 Dec 06
My job is a residential setting and we pretty much dont have breaks we get paid for the whole shift.We pretty much can break as many times as we want.
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@kgwat70 (13398)
• United States
12 Dec 06
That is very interesting. My job doesn't allow me to take breaks too often since I am working with students and a lot of them do not take breaks either.
@camaroz28 (326)
• Italy
29 Oct 06
I take a long break at 12.30, when I go home to have lunch and I come back at 14.00. During the morning and the afternoon I usually don't take breaks: if I'm doing a long work and I am fully concentrated I don't "remember" to take breaks :) Other times I do diversified works, so that one work is like a break relatively to another work.
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@kgwat70 (13398)
• United States
12 Dec 06
I always take my lunch breaks but sometimes I will skip my morning and afternoon breaks to get important work done. It nice to have the option of taking a break if we need one.
@Kayde311 (237)
• United States
29 Oct 06
We have a tv room, i go in there.
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@kgwat70 (13398)
• United States
29 Oct 06
Nice, I wish we had that in our breakroom. We have two soda machines and a snack machine but no tv. LOL
@econger (164)
• United States
29 Oct 06
Breaks? LOL We don't get any where I work, sure would be nice though. ;)
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@kgwat70 (13398)
• United States
29 Oct 06
That stinks that you don't get breaks. Why don't you get breaks?
@macubx (11433)
• Philippines
29 Oct 06
I work through them because taking a break destroys my work rythm
@kgwat70 (13398)
• United States
29 Oct 06
I understand how you feel on that one. Sometimes I skip my breaks for the same reason as you.
• United States
29 Oct 06
of course i be taking my breaks, a girl gotta eat.
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@kgwat70 (13398)
• United States
29 Oct 06
Guys need to eat too. :-)
• Canada
29 Oct 06
I take my breaks. Breaks are important and keep your mind fresh.
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@kgwat70 (13398)
• United States
29 Oct 06
Yes, we do need our breaks. Need time to eat, rest and reenergize. :-)
@RebeccaD (30)
• United States
29 Oct 06
If I worked outside of the home, I would tell ya, but for now....let's just say I am a Mommy. Period.
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@kgwat70 (13398)
• United States
29 Oct 06
I certainly understand. :-) Thank you for replying. A + for you. :-)
@mzbubblie (3840)
• United States
17 Feb 07
Not at all..I take every break that is given to me :) If I work through my break due to a conference call, I make sure afterwards I take it...
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• United States
17 Feb 07
I work for a nursing agency so I don't really get breaks! When I had jobs where Breaks were given,I almost always took the breaks .With all the hours that people work,those breaks are quite deserved.
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• United Arab Emirates
15 Feb 07
Help easier to find if you plan ahead. Find a children or seniors program in your area that can provide you with a few hours of down time and locate someone to help with the laundry and cleaning at least once a week. If money is an issue, it may be possible to exchange these services with a friend or neighbor.
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@_Greeneye_ (1526)
• India
24 Dec 06
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