How long do you work without a break?

posted 1 year ago in Career
  • poll: How long do you work before allowed to take a break?

    I can take breaks whenever needed without question

    I can take a break every hour

    I can take a break after/every two hours of work

    I can take a break after/every three hours work

    I can take a break after/every four hours of work

    I can take a break after/every 5 hours of work

    I can take a break after/every 6 hours of work

    I can take breaks after 7+ hours of work

    I am not permitted to

  • Post # 2
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    Buzzing Beekeeper

    I’m exempt so idk this concept of a break.

    Post # 4
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2019

    I get at least ten minutes after every 100 minutes on.

    Post # 5
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    Sugar bee

    I can go to the bathroom at any time or go grab coffee or basically do whatever, as long as my work gets done.  I’m a salaried employee though.

    Post # 6
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    Buzzing Beekeeper

    I have always worked in public service positions since university and we were encouraged to take breaks at least once an hour for OHS reasons. Even when I worked in retail during high school and university we were able to go to the bathroom when we needed as long as we let someone know to watch our area. But we have laws here covering breaks.

    Post # 7
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2017

    I’m a teacher so there’s passing period (7 minutes between classes), break, and lunch and then my prep period. Unless students try to stay in my room for questions or asking for help or stopping by to say hello during lunch which they think I like when really I’m like “go away I only have 40 minutes to eat and pee and rest until you come to class”!!!

    There have been days (pre-pregnancy) that I didn’t get a chance to go to the loo all day. Since being pregnant I have my teacher neighbor watch my class if I have to go during instruction. 

    Post # 8
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    Buzzing bee

    I work in surgery so there’s no telling when or if I’ll get a break. I can’t leave the OR unless someone relieves me

    Post # 9
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2018

    I can go to bathroom, grab a coffee or whatever whenever I want. 

    Post # 10
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2016

    If I’m in a flow state, I’ll work for a few hours straight. If I’m trudging along then I use my “Where there’s a will, there’s an A” training and it’s more like “Do a task, take a short break, do a task, take a short break.” plodding through the day. My task list is never ending, though, so even when I’m paused, I’m often thinking of additional items and I sometimes will log in to do something in the evenings after I should be off. It’s not great.

    6 hours without a break is grueling. My mother does trainings in prisons and they have really strict rules about the inmates constantly being supervised and having coverage for when they enter/leave a classroom. She’s told me that she usually will use the bathroom before a class and then just wait until afterward for another bio break but once (when she was on a water drinking challenge), she had to call in a CO in order to go to the bathroom because she wasn’t going to make it through the entire class.

    It doesn’t seem sustainable to have to wait 6 hours, every shift, to give your body some food, some water and a bathroom break. That’s terrible.

    Post # 11
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2019

    I work in nursing and I can run to the toilet for 2mins whenever I need within reason but don’t have time for actual “breaks”

    Post # 12
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2019 - Turkey

    I’m an instructor at the uni, but my work hours are not hectic. So I can take breaks in between classes or at lunchtime. 

    Post # 13
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: City, State

    Technically I can go for a toilet break when I want, I also get an half hour break at some point in my shift. My shifts are between 8 and ten hours, I usually take my break around the 4 hour mark.

    Post # 14
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I can take a break whenever I need.  Whether it’s a bathroom break, getting coffee, or just taking a lap around the building because my coworkers are driving me bonkers, it doesn’t matter. I’m also salaried.

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