the perils of a break..

July 28, 2011 4:47am CST
my break is work is coming up in about 5 minutes.. and i'm undecided as to whether to take it or not.. i'm working away and doing my mylotting, and doing my PTC sitea and fiddling about with a few other things and i'm sort of on a role, and i hate stopping when i'm on a roll because i find it hard to gain any sort of momentum again.. so i'm contemplating not going on my break. yet, heres the problem, if i don't take it now, chances are i won't be allowed to take it later.. we are allocated certain time slots, and even though my work is kind of slack when it comes to rules, there may not be someone to cover my break for me. plus i'm dying for a cigarette so maybe i should just go? but i know for a fact what will happen, i'll go outside, have a wee smoke, have a wee chat with people, enjoy the sun outside, just have a wee stroll through work, and have that taste of freedom, and when i come back to my desk, i won't want to work, or type, so i won't want to mylot lol.. and the rest of the day until lunctime will drag. and then i will face the dilemma again lol! does anyone else every think about skipping their breaks to get work done or is it just me? lol!
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@Orson_Kart (4353)
• United Kingdom
28 Jul 11
It's good to have a break whether you're working or not. Staring at a screen all day isn't good for your eyes however much you are enjoying yourself. 10 mins every hour is what the experts recommend, and who am I to argue with them? I hope you did have a wee whatever and returned to not working with renewed gusto. Hope your day is going well :)
28 Jul 11
a person over the age of 18 is not allowed to work any longer than a 6 hour stretch without a mandatory 20minute break.. so it's not 10 lol!
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• United Kingdom
28 Jul 11
I wasn't talking about the working time regulations, I was talking about the HSE guidelines for working with VDUs. doh!
29 Jul 11
who are you dohing? it better be yourself, because you did not specify, nor clarify when you made your initial statement :)
@Flash2 (347)
• United States
28 Jul 11
I used to skip breaks all the time, when I was working. Work has always been a physical activity for me, so stopping when you are on a role may mean you can't get in your groove again. Also I've had several jobs were you get to Leave for the day when So much work is done. Some days the whole crew would work through breaks and lunch just to go home a couple hours early.
28 Jul 11
see i'd like that, i'd work through everything and dramatically cut down on my nicotine intake if it meant that i was able to leave work earlier!! oh i'd love to get home, get a shower, get changed and everything before i even have to start thinking about making dinner! when i'm out of work at 5 and then i get home at half 5 and start getting organised things i need to do i'm generally not eating until about 8 or so which is bad to eat that late!
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