The Spark

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.” — Karl Marx

No time to eat lunch, no time to live

Aug 29, 2005

A survey done by office furniture designer Steelcase, Inc. confirmed what American workers already know: most office workers use their lunch breaks to do all kinds of things other than eating lunch and relaxing.

Many workers catch up on work during the lunch hour. Others run errands – women workers who have to pick up their children after work, for example. One woman who was surveyed said that free time had become more precious to her than eating lunch.

As years go by, workers work more and more. That means we live less – and live worse, too. And why? So that the bosses can make more profit.

It's time to stop this madness!