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Hello all,

 

How many here have an actual employee breakroom?

 

We have an office we have dedicated as a breakroom, but now I feel it turned into a bad idea. Several employees seem to be taking advantage of the area. Make them selves comfortable when there is no work, lounge around, take more than the alloted time to eat their lunch, and sometimes even grabbing a book or magazine to read. In our state, we are not required by law to have a break/lunch room.

 

Thoughts as to how you would handle this? Should we just eliminate the room and have more office space?

 

Thanks in advance for your thoughts and opinions.

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We have a room but it is not used except for eating lunch. The guys do not hang out in it. Sounds to me like your break room is too inviting. Make the room off limits except for maybe first thing in the morning or lunch. Make it off-limits during work times or get rid of it completely.

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I agree with Frank. We too have a lunch room, which is used for lunch and for meetings, and in house training. Everyone is aware of the rules, and if there is any abuse, it should be brought up immediately.

 

I do know that "hang out" areas can sometimes quickly form. Sometimes, it as if these guys think they are back in high school.

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We have a breakroom. It is only used for lunch and sometimes my head tech will order parts or write estimates in there if he sees I am busy with something else. Our breakroom is just big enough to fit a desk and a table in it. It wouldnt be a comfortable place to spend an excessive amount of time in. The only reason we have it is because I dont want everyone coming into my office or our customer waiting area to eat lunch and, on the flip side, I dont want the guys to have tgo eat lunch with a customer standing over them or bothering them while they eat.

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