Tag: lunch break

AT&T: What Part of “Lunch Break” Do You Not Understand?

From my inbox: AT&T technicians in Indiana have filed a lawsuit alleging that the company has put “heavy restrictions” on how they can spend their unpaid lunch breaks. The complaint says that while employees can spend unpaid lunch breaks eating in company vehicles, they aren’t allowed to read newspapers, nap, use personal computers, or listen to portable music players, such as iPods. The company also restricts how far workers can go from a job site during their unpaid lunch breaks to less than one-half mile. No reading newspapers, no listening to music, no writing on computers: your First Amendment at work! H/t Gordon Lafer

Lunch Break Utopia (Cont.)

Continuing with my series on the ever-disappearing lunch break, we get this (h/t Derek Attig) Want to take off for lunch but the boss won’t let you? Then buy this inflatable Lunch Decoy from Applebee’s. That’s the premise behind the latest marketing campaign from the fast casual dining chain. But the product is no joke — it’s a real product actually on sale on Amazon. There are six such decoys to choose from, including The Cubicle Queen and The Go-Getter. Soon, all we’ll be left with is this: