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My SM told me I should start eating lunch at my desk and multitask or power through until the end of the day... I was speechless. Should I just quit now?

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hey, listen. if you are employable. Then advise is simply put this. Work what you can, eat when you want (minus client calls) and continue. he will be forced to roll you off. you may get a bad review, but document all email communication. Also let your partner know that he is asking you to do this. trust me those SMs get fired eventually

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sorry I am a waffle

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At my previous client our team wasn’t told to eat lunch at your desk and multitask, but everyone did so I went with the flow for a year and a half. Having an actual break for lunch is a great way to take a pause from work in the middle of the day. Does everyone else on your team do what the SM is suggesting?

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I would start eating next to them with my mouth open. Bring fish to reheat or egg salad... something fragrant.

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Some stinky cheeses and fermented goodies

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Tuna for sure everyday. Sometimes bring a can and just forget about it in random places.

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Pour tuna brine on this idiots chair everyday after he/she goes home.

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I eat my lunch and work every day. I’m not trying to be around you fools for longer than I have to.

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Ask them waffles or pancakes. Which one should you eat!

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Just Google EY right now

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I would just faint, and then claim it’s because you were denied the ability to get any sustenance during the day. Make sure to somehow email the SM and say “pursuant to your instructions, I will try my best to pick up food before work for my lunch and if I cannot get any food, I will try to “power through” to the end of the day.” When you actually faint from not eating, that will bring up a whole bigger issue at work regarding abusing your subordinates and refusing them basic needs like food.

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Bring the most obnoxious smelliest lunches ever

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Stinky tofu would work like a charm. 😆

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Wtf

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Wtf is right

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That’s so wrong, maybe you can say you need a mental break which allows you to refocus much better and more efficiently. This is dumb you have to explain but maybe no ones ever said something to the SM.

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Sometimes my team go do Pokémon Go raids together during lunch break

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Warn the SM that you normally eat a durian for lunch. 😂🤢

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Was that told as a joke, and you got offended? Or do you take hour long lunches? Can we get your SM’s perspective, coz no reasonable person says that with no reason.

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@op did you talk to your SM?

The “power through until the end of day” is really what got me.

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Leave.

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Your SM is absurd, tell he or she that isnt going to work. Sorry about that, my experience is ACN has a lot of those.

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Our client monitors our slack status for when we are available or not, and uses it to track when they think we are out at lunch. It’s a very toxic culture. When things get like this, it’s hard to ever have a respectful relationship with management and the client.

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Wow that’s pretty bad. Use the mouse jiggler!

my SM gives me a look everytime I ask if I can go to lunch .... I told him I need to have break and ear or I'm not going to productive in the afternoon.

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Who asks permission to eat?! WE ARE ADULTS.

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My manager and I had a competition to see who could eat the least over the course of a day. Just turn it into a sick game!

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First one to pass out wins!

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