GLENVIEW, IL — September 22, 2015 — Work never really stops for many small business owners, according to the September 2015 SurePayroll Small Business Scorecard
Almost half (48%) say they cannot take a lunch break on a daily basis where they disconnect from work. Many said they eat quickly at their desks, in their cars or not at all. Last year, only 35% said they were unable to take a daily lunch.
"I work through the day, eat a small packet of nuts and dried cranberries around noon,” said one business owner in response to the survey. Another said "lunch hour is a fantasy...business doesn’t stop…neither can I."
For the other half that are able to take a daily lunch many said it was crucial to rejuvenate and clear their heads to be more productive later in the day. "As I suggest to my employees, I take my lunch and make it all about me,” one business owner said. “No phone, no email. Just me."