Not having the gym right next door as I did in my old office, I tend not to take a full hour. But I try to at least leave the building for a while (even if I'm busy) to get my shit together and to eat something.
i guess i should mention that even though i have no life outside of work and the gym right now, once we are up and running i'll have days where i get to cruise early, and time off without taking vacation days... i think it evens out?
I go out for lunch every day (salary so paid of course), usually an hour-ish but somedays it will be 90mins to 2hrs if we go somewhere far... lately we've been alternating between the food courts at First Markham Place and Pacific Mall so around an hour or so. I'd probably lose my mind if I couldn't get out for a bit each day, there are only so many stupid questions one can answer before you start to lose your shit. Helps to work in a flexible situation with an awesome boss though.
I eat lunch on the fly while working, usually at 2 or 3. The good thing is that I get to eat great food for free.
My work is divided between management and union employees. Most full time union staff take an unpaid hour for lunch and a half hour of paid break ... all work stops for breaks. So most work 6.5 hours in an 8 hour day.
I know several managers who make less money than their staff as the union people are paid overtime and for every hour worked, etc (which is true for me with one of my staff). I feel like I'm a bit more of a sucker every day that I work there.
actually i was just referring to 'early' as in.. like coaching before school starts, and having the option to leave relatively soon after the last bell, as opposed to doing shit at the end of the day and more or less wasting time talking with colleagues and their problems.
45 min lunch unpaid, but everyone takes a full hour. I mostly bring my lunch and eat it in the lunch room and take 40 minutes or so. The odd time I go shopping and take executive lunches (1.5 hr) so it all balances out. Sometimes I eat at my desk, but my work is not cool with the leaving early/ no lunch thing.