ideas for unsocial working hours!!

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  1. Maireadikins

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    hey everyone

    im a receptionist in a hotel an struggling with eating at the correct times. if i start work at 7.30am i dont get my lunch til 3pm!! by this time i am ravenous. and they supply you with food in the hotel usually chicken goujons and chips or burgers etc, obv this is out of the question. so i usually just wait til i get home at 4 but then it doesnt keep me full up til bed time like my dinner at 6pm would :( advice please!!

    (the other shift i work is 3.30 - 11.30 and i dont get my dinner break to 9pm.)

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    poor you! is there no way you can keep some chopped fruit/veg/bitesize food on you at the reception that you snack on dead quick and with discretion? do they do things like grilled chicken? I can only think having a massive breakfast, snack when you're home then a big meal at 6pm? I hope you find a way x
     
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    Couldnt you maybe have a cup a soup and drink at the desk? Or a wee flask of home made soup? Or chopped up fruit or veg? A salad in a pack up box? Some loose salad leaves, ham, toms and cucumber? (put any dressings in a seperate tub and take a napkin, you dont want dressing on the telephone ;))
     
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    i take grapes most days as ther handy to pick at! but to be in work for half 7 iv to be at half 6 so im quite disorgainised at that time as you can imagine! i always have weetabix the min i get ther tho before i open the office but by 11 im hungry again because iv been up quite a while, its annoying me cause on my days off i breeze through :) which is good i suppose. but the cup a soup idea is good i hadnt thought of that! we're allowed tea etc so they wont no any different lol. Thank you ladies!! Xx
     
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    That seems completely unreasonable to go without a meal break for so long. Isn't there laws against that kind of thing?!
     
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    Nope pudnpie theres isnt unfortunately, the law is you are entitled to a break after 6 hours of work and then its only 20 mins, bet the people that made this rule have longer breaks
     
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    unfortunatley thats jus the way the hospitality industry goes!! its soooo busy an our breaks are paid which is quite uncommon so u have to wait until the end of lunch service which is 3pm, kinda sucks :( but have an interveiw for a new job on friday so fingers crossed!!
     
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    good luck on your job interview x
     
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    thank u :) so hope i get it! wee bit more socialable an a wee bit more money lol Xx
     
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    Good luck with your interview.

    Yes. I bet the people who made those laws have a nice long leisurely lunch in their subsidised restaurants and claim it back on expenses!
     
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