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Grateful for the Break Room at Work


Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Have I ever mentioned how grateful I am that I work for a health care company... that actually cares about employee health?

A few months back, they cut down on the break room cookies and increased the amount of fresh fruit. Plus they added cucumbers and carrots.

It's the funniest thing to watch, when the news starts spreading that the delivery arrived. People start swarming towards the kitchen... The veggies last until lunch time, but the fruit is usually gone within 20 minutes. People complain if a meeting is scheduled for 9:00--because it means they might not get fruit.

There's yogurt on hand, too, and a selection of really reasonable sandwiches. GREAT for a day like today when I didn't get my act together in the morning, and really didn't want to order my usual salad, for some reason.

Usually I'm all about looking for the Deep Inner Meaning of why I might want to eat when not hungry, but today it was clear--I was really tired. The fact that my company cares enough to provide real food made it much easier to make good choices.

Phew.
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OTEN36 9/1/2012 6:36PM

    That is really great and I'm happy for you.
My company does that sometimes. Sometimes it's cookies or donuts though.
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ADAGIO_CON_BRIO 8/1/2012 9:17PM

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I'm grateful for your wonderful blog! Thank you!
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It's so good to know that some institutions/places care about good choices and health more than about pushing sugar!

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MIRRORBALLMOON 7/18/2012 10:51PM

    Fantastic! Can they give my school a tutorial? They are better than they used to be, but there's still a lot of room for improvement!

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TRIANGLE-WOMAN 7/18/2012 10:44PM

    Glad to hear your company cares! My husband is a doctor and feels that his work time is so sedentary (he is a radiologist) that the hospital should mandate a lunch break with enough time for working out. Of course that would mean they would have to provide the time and the on site gym.

But because HMOs take all the profits and run, there is no room in the budget for that...only more administrators to make sure the doctors work harder.

My husband likens his job to a very highly paid sweat shop. He literally has no time to go to the bathroom.

Be well!

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