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Fewer than half leave to eat lunch

A new survey from Right Management shows that less than half of American workers leave their desks to eat lunch — a sign of the pressure to produce:

Do you take a break for lunch at work?

Yes, almost always

47%

Yes, but usually stay at my desk

20%

Only from time to time

19%

Seldom, if ever

13%

"Has the true lunch break become the exception rather than the rule?" asked John Copeland, Vice President Client Services of Right Management. "We know employees are currently under a great deal of pressure, but skipping lunch or being reluctant to take a break during the work day is not a good way to deal with it. On the contrary, taking time away from one's desk for lunch may go a long way toward relieving stress and boosting energy."

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