Fast lunches becoming the norm
In the increasingly hectic and high pressure world of work, more and more workers are finding that their lunch hour is no longer a reprieve from the nine to five grind, but rather a chance to fight the onslaught of the inbox, put in a little extra work on the project that might get you that promotion, and dine a la cubicle. A 1999 report by the National Restaurant Association found that forty-one percent of workers do not consider their lunch ?break? a real break---up three percent from 1996. More recently, career network Vault Inc. found in 2001 that ninety percent of office workers eat lunch at their desk at least once a week.
See MARK KAWAR, Chicago Tribune, September 3, 2002