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Old 03-13-2019, 05:03 PM
 
Location: Planet Telex
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Have you ever worked for a company which did not provide any lunch or rest breaks? If so, how long were your shifts and did you get used to it over time?

We just had a new co-worker start this week and she informed us her old employer did not give breaks. She said they were allowed to bring food in to eat at their desks while they worked, but I don't consider that a "lunch break" though. Also no 10 or 15 minute breaks either (she is so happy we get two 15's here).

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Old 03-13-2019, 05:15 PM
 
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I have never had a one hour lunch. . . And I don't have time for breaks.
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Old 03-13-2019, 05:19 PM
 
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"If so, how long were your shifts and did you get used to it over time?"

we were paid to get the job done.
if it took 3 minutes or 3 hours or 3 days.
no breaks. finished in five hours.
just like the old quote:
good, quick, or cheap.
choose only 2.
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Old 03-13-2019, 08:14 PM
 
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I have only ever worked for one company which provided breaks. Every other company I've worked for has an unofficial policy of, smokers are the only people who get breaks.
Lunch is a different situation based on the company, some have scheduled, some depend on if you're salary or hourly.
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Old 03-14-2019, 05:56 AM
 
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Never.
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Old 03-14-2019, 06:25 AM
 
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Check your State law.....
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Old 03-14-2019, 06:43 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Yes. It was a salaried exempt job, but functioned more like an hourly role. I was in a satellite office and we went to lunch anyway and worked out our on coverage, but it was discouraged by HQ.
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Old 03-14-2019, 07:13 AM
 
Location: North State (California)
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Yes I either brown bagged lunch or someone who got a lunch break would pick something uo for me. I hated that job, but at the time, I needed the money. I did not get OT.
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Old 03-14-2019, 07:52 AM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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No, I have only worked in California and Washington, and both require lunch and breaks by law. New York law require a lunch break only.
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Old 03-14-2019, 07:58 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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I have only ever worked for one company which provided breaks. Every other company I've worked for has an unofficial policy of, smokers are the only people who get breaks.
Lunch is a different situation based on the company, some have scheduled, some depend on if you're salary or hourly.
Yep

pretty much a protected class when it boils down to it. 10 min break every hour min to smoke a cig.
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