(Closed) I know this is probably trivial, but I need to get it out…

posted 9 years ago in Career
Post # 3
7693 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

Lol thats a little ridiculous! I understand having a glass of water or a butterscotch/card candy to suck on (quietly) but theres no need to be eating!

Post # 4
2820 posts
Sugar bee

I used to go to this seminar where no one else would eat except one professor who would snack on baby carrots the entire seminar, it didn’t matter if it was a student or a visiting professor who was presenting.   Baby carrots are incredibly loud.

Post # 5
1137 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010


I eat several small meals a day instead of 3 big ones. I have hypoglycemia, and if I don’t eat and my blood sugar drops, I’m get dizzy and my heart starts racing and I could pass out. If meetings are scheduled at either 10 am, noon, or 3 pm, I will most likely be eating during them. Usually something small like oatmeal, vegitables/fruit, Cliff bars…etc.

I work in a very casual, creative environment, and no one seems to mind (at least they haven’t told me they mind).

If I’m meeting with clients or someone uber-important, I will try to eat before.

Post # 6
3761 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I think it all depends on the type of meeting/situation and your schedule.  If you aren’t a high executive with back to back meetings then I think you should try to eat before the meeting.   We try to have an unsaid rule that if there are non-company people in the meeting then you really shouldn’t have anything other than water/coffee with you. 


Post # 7
230 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I don’t know, but one of my bosses does that.  He also clips his nails while on the phone and that grosses me out to no end.  When the hell did it become ok to clip your nails in the office?  Isn’t that a grooming function that people should perform at home?  Admittedly, I get skeeved out by nail clipping (I never clip, only file), but I still find it to be a bit much.

Post # 8
654 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@MissAdventure:My CFO does that too sometimes!  I’m right outside of his office.  Not ok!

Post # 10
1137 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

A little off topic but I was in a cab in NYC and the cab driver started clipping his nails in traffic. A piece flew off and landed on my lap. I seriously almost barfed! 

General rule of thumb: any bodily function which can result in something flying and hitting another person should be done in the privacy of your own home.

Post # 12
6392 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

I used to intern at the Statehouse, and a few state senators would actually walk out of important committee meetings, grab a sandwich and chat it up in the hall (right outside the meeting so you could see them) and then pop back in, eat their lunch and then vote. I know they research before (or at least I pray they do), but it bugged me so badly to watch them disregard any testimony and vote blindly (and with food in their mouth) :P.

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