Is Your Boss Killing You?

December 8, 2011 by  
Filed under News

When your boss doesn’t allow you to take breaks to eat, essentially, he or she is killing you.

Without food, you will die. It’s as simple as that.

Before you die, on your path to starvation, you will become a total jerk.

As basic as the concept of eating is, somehow, many control freak bosses just don’t get it. They don’t get that with food, you will be in a better mood, your brain will be clearer, you will have better ideas, you will have more strength, and you will work faster.

At a certain point, after many hours of not eating, you become irritable, yet don’t seem to know why because your brain is muddled from hunger.

When your blood sugar drops, you may become enraged, dizzy, confused, slow, depressed, short-tempered, or get a migraine.

This is your body telling you that you need to eat!

Strangely enough, I have had several bosses deny me of my lunch or dinner breaks for some really stupid thing that just had to get done in that moment. Although I faintly remember the reasons why I was forced to skip meals, I sure remember the terrible physical symptoms from not eating.

Perhaps you are your own slave-driving a-hole boss, hmmmm? You are working for yourself and you still don’t stop to eat. It’s so important that you do eat!

Whether it takes 15 minutes or 1 hour to get and eat your food, you have to eat! Never let a boss or a deadline deprive you of that. There is no reason to validate your not eating.

Even if you are in the medical industry dealing with life and death situations, if you don’t stop to eat and sleep, you may make fatal mistakes. Demand breaks. Demand that someone cover you. Whether you have to drive a vehicle or operate on a body, you have to be well fed to do it well! Snacks help between meals, but they do not suffice in the place of a full meal.


Eat well. Eat frequently. Avoid sugars and processed foods with lots of ingredients that could actually make you feel worse than eating nothing at all. Cut traditional soda pop out of your diet all together; it’s just cancer in a cup. If you wouldn’t feed something to an animal, do you really want to feed it to yourself or the people you love?

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