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Poll: I usually have something to eat or snack on nearby while working.
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Oct 26

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Parfait Baran
Ricardo Rodrigues
 

Teresa Borges
Portugal
Local time: 04:22
Medlem (2007)
Engelska till Portugisiska
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False (almost) Oct 26

I usually don't eat at my desk (I hate mess), but I do drink one or two espresso coffees and I always have a bottle of water nearby in a special place on a bookshelf away from my keyboard to avoid disasters. I tend to eat less when I’m busy with work and when I’m really overloaded I might even forget to eat or drink. When this happens I’ll have a few dried apricots or one or two squares of dark chocolate just to quiet down my rumbling tummy.

Angie Garbarino
Ana Elisa Igel
Ricardo Rodrigues
Gulliette
 

Aline Amorim  Identity Verified
Brasilien
Local time: 02:22
Medlem (2019)
Engelska till Portugisiska
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No Oct 26

ProZ.com Staff wrote:

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I eat a piece of cake or bread and eat cookies far away from my keyboard ( I hate mess and I'm a disaster with a coffee's bottle surf near me). I prefer to eat at the kitchen.


Maria da Glória
Ricardo Rodrigues
 

Villő Ujvári
Ungern
Local time: 05:22
Engelska till Ungerska
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Unhealthy Oct 26

As someone who's almost never able to control my cravings, it would be quite unhealthy for me to have snacks near my working space. I would definitely overeat! I prefer to have tea or water near.

Tom in London
Angie Garbarino
Ian Keith Jones Williams
Ricardo Rodrigues
Gulliette
 

Gibril Koroma  Identity Verified
Kanada
Local time: 23:22
Medlem (2017)
Franska till Engelska
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True Oct 26

I eat or drink something....but away from the computer. I continue working through my cell phone, looking up words and so on.

[Edited at 2020-10-26 12:35 GMT]


Muriel Vasconcellos
Ricardo Rodrigues
 

Novian Cahyadi
Indonesien
Local time: 11:22
Engelska till Indonesiska
+ ...
False Oct 26

I don't eat while working. There's the time to eat, and there's the time to work.

Tom in London
Wolfgang Schoene
Angie Garbarino
Liena Vijupe
Yetta Jensen Bogarde
Philip Lees
Philippe Etienne
 

Christine Andersen  Identity Verified
Danmark
Local time: 05:22
Medlem (2003)
Danska till Engelska
+ ...
False Oct 26

I hate typing with sticky fingers, and I hate eating without washing my hands... That goes back to my childhood, but it is a good habit in these corona times!

I take proper breaks to eat, even if they are only a few minutes, but they are really worth it. Very often, disconnecting from work and coming back allows a new idea to come to the surface and solve a problem. Never sit staring at the problem for too long...

I often have a cup of coffee or tea on a separate table,
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I hate typing with sticky fingers, and I hate eating without washing my hands... That goes back to my childhood, but it is a good habit in these corona times!

I take proper breaks to eat, even if they are only a few minutes, but they are really worth it. Very often, disconnecting from work and coming back allows a new idea to come to the surface and solve a problem. Never sit staring at the problem for too long...

I often have a cup of coffee or tea on a separate table, but I usually drink it before it gets cold.
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Kaisa I
expressisverbis
Teresa Borges
Oliver Romero
Philippe Etienne
Gulliette
 

Barbara Cochran, MFA  Identity Verified
USA
Local time: 23:22
Spanska till Engelska
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False Oct 26

I do have something TO DRINK if I happen to be working at Starbucks (coffee or Italian carbonated water), McDonald's (root beer or orange soda), or Arby's (root beer, orange soda, or a jamocha milk shake). But I never have anything to eat while I'm working, because I want to direct my full attention to my work. When you eat, a lot of your blood goes down to your belly to aid digestion, and away from your brain, which means the latter functions less efficiently.

[Edited at 2020-10-26 14:1
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I do have something TO DRINK if I happen to be working at Starbucks (coffee or Italian carbonated water), McDonald's (root beer or orange soda), or Arby's (root beer, orange soda, or a jamocha milk shake). But I never have anything to eat while I'm working, because I want to direct my full attention to my work. When you eat, a lot of your blood goes down to your belly to aid digestion, and away from your brain, which means the latter functions less efficiently.

[Edited at 2020-10-26 14:16 GMT]

[Edited at 2020-10-26 14:20 GMT]
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Josephine Cassar
 

Cmilja Milosevic  Identity Verified
Bosnien och Hercegovina
Local time: 05:22
Medlem (Sep 2020)
Engelska till Serbiska
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False Oct 26

Too distracting.

Josephine Cassar
 

Josephine Cassar  Identity Verified
Local time: 05:22
Medlem (2012)
Italienska till Engelska
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False Oct 26

False, I can't be bothered and it distracts too. I might move away from my work station to eat and at the same time, have a break, but never where I am also working on some translation.

 

Chris S  Identity Verified
Storbritannien
Svenska till Engelska
+ ...
Only when I’m bored Oct 26

I’ll quite happily consume a whole packet of biscuits in one go if I’m bored. Luckily that’s not often, or my figure would be less beautifully beach-ready.

Barbara Cochran, MFA wrote:
I do have something TO DRINK if I happen to be working at Starbucks (coffee or Italian carbonated water), McDonald's (root beer or orange soda), or Arby's (root beer, orange soda, or a jamocha milk shake). But I never have anything to eat while I'm working, because I want to direct my full attention to my work. When you eat, a lot of your blood goes down to your belly to aid digestion, and away from your brain, which means the latter functions less efficiently.


I would’ve thought all the noise would have much the same effect on your ability to concentrate. Not to mention the blood sugar spikes.

Wouldn’t plain water in a quiet room be the best recipe for peak performance?

[Edited at 2020-10-26 14:40 GMT]


Michele Fauble
 

Tom in London
Storbritannien
Local time: 04:22
Medlem (2008)
Italienska till Engelska
Absolutely not Oct 26

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Absolutely not. I don't snack between meals. I'm watching my weight and looking after my health. I MIGHT take a break mid-afternoon and eat a banana or an orange, but that's it.


Angie Garbarino
Yetta Jensen Bogarde
 

Paul Lambert  Identity Verified
Sverige
Local time: 05:22
Medlem (2006)
Svenska till Engelska
+ ...
False... Oct 26

...with the proviso of "usually". It has happened.

In addition to the points given above with which I largely agree, if I were to eat at the computer desk, I would always be at the desk. I like to be away and to get up onto my feet and move just a little. As well, it is much more pleasant to eat or have a cup of tea on a break with my wife away from work.

I work enough evenings and weekends at the computer as it is. I like to take whatever time a can away from the scree
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...with the proviso of "usually". It has happened.

In addition to the points given above with which I largely agree, if I were to eat at the computer desk, I would always be at the desk. I like to be away and to get up onto my feet and move just a little. As well, it is much more pleasant to eat or have a cup of tea on a break with my wife away from work.

I work enough evenings and weekends at the computer as it is. I like to take whatever time a can away from the screen. Why spoil that by eating at the desk?
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Tom in London
Josephine Cassar
 

Josephine Cassar  Identity Verified
Local time: 05:22
Medlem (2012)
Italienska till Engelska
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And Oct 26

And I want to enjoy what I eat or snack on, which I won't enjoy if my mind - and attention - are on my work.

[Edited at 2020-10-26 17:06 GMT]


Barbara Cochran, MFA
Christine Andersen
Elizabeth Joy Pitt de Morales
 

Barbara Cochran, MFA  Identity Verified
USA
Local time: 23:22
Spanska till Engelska
+ ...
Hi Chris S Oct 26

I concentrate so intently on my work that I am able to block out any extraneous noise, unless a stove back in the fast food kitchen were to blow up!

I find that the sugar and caffeine in coffee and soft drinks and milk shakes makes my mind function a whole lot more efficiently. They also, overall, make me feel a lot better. The trick is to not OD on any of it.


Chris S
 
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