Can you still work when you're hungry?

Philippines
January 22, 2010 9:57pm CST
I've a friend who often come up with a good idea when he's hungry, it's quite strange because mostly when one is hungry it's quite impossible to keep on working well. How about you, can you still manage to work when your hungry and angry?
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@kaka135 (14068)
• Malaysia
23 Jan 10
Nope, I don't think I can still think and work when I am hungry. I always need to eat whenever I am hungry, otherwise I really feel no energy, and can't even talk or do anything. I can still work when I am angry, I'll just try to ignore my anger and concentrate on my work, and later I'll just forget about my anger. Your friend is really special, he can come up with good idea when he is hungry.
• Philippines
23 Jan 10
Yeah, he's really great as I can't do the same thing. When I'm hungry and pressured I tend to get angry that would leads to more complications and problem that's why I first to make sure that I'm full. Anyway thank you for sharing with us and enjoy your day!
@danitykane (3192)
• Philippines
23 Jan 10
hi careguarden! Usually if I'm pressured at work like if I'm rushing some reports due to cut-offs or deadlines I don't get to eat. If I'm "angry"? uhmmm.. nope I can't work at my best. Haha! I can't manage to think straight when I'm pissed or angry.
• Philippines
23 Jan 10
Oh, me either can't absolutely work with a hungry stomach. I would rather choose not to able to finish my work than to have it done with mistakes. Anyway thank you for sharing with us and enjoy your weekends!
@zkapfo123 (320)
• India
23 Jan 10
Hi careguarden, it depends on what sort of work one is doing, if it involves a lot of physical movement and exertion, one needs to be well fed in order to work in an optimal manner, whereas works that involve little or no physical exertion can be done on an empty stomach without any problem, lol. Thank you.
• Philippines
23 Jan 10
Oh, yeah you're right when it comes to work that requires exertion of energy then no one could able to work with a hungry stomach, but when it comes to work that require a lot of thinking then it could be applicable. I should have known that. Anyway thank you for sharing with us and enjoy your day!
• Australia
23 Jan 10
Yeah it is kinda weird to work when I am hungry. I can't concentrate well to my work and just thinking about what to eat XD. But if I have to do my work, I will try to ignore my hunger, because it will be gone soon if I ignore it.
• Philippines
23 Jan 10
Yeah, there could be time when you won't able to notice the hunger that you feel when you're quite busy with your work, especially when you're meeting with deadline. But still it will always be there. And it could not be good to ignore hunger. Anyway thank you for sharing with us and enjoy your day!
@ANIME123 (2473)
• United States
23 Jan 10
It would be hard for me because that's how I get my energy to work.If I'm hungry I would probably not be working as fast I would try to do my best though because I would not want to get fired.
• Philippines
23 Jan 10
Yeah, me as well can't able to concentrate my work if I'm hungry that's why I would always stop my work and eat first in order to avoid any mistakes that I might regret in the future. Anyway thank you for sharing with us and enjoy your weekends!
@jkcokley (267)
• United States
30 Jan 10
I can work when I am hungry but I can not work effectivly when I am angry. I do have to get up and walk away and get the anger out in order to work effectively. Hunger will - buy a candy bar and work through it. LOL
@thebestmom (1105)
• Philippines
23 Jan 10
no. but i can still work when im very engrossed with my work i do not feel the hunger. but when my work is very light and im very hungry, i cannot concentrate well.
@maezee (32963)
• United States
23 Jan 10
I often forget to bring food with me to work. For example, right now I'm at work and haven't eaten since I got here - at 8 AM. But that's OK. I'm the forgetful type, obviously, and I will usually grab a bite to eat when I get home. I can usually work on an empty stomach so long as I have something to drink, like coffee or soda.
@UnnatV (129)
• India
23 Jan 10
I think work should not be affected at any cost. I will work if demand is there and will sacrifice for food for sometime.