Most places that deal with food are sensitive but how you conduct yourself in office kitchen can leave a serious impression on your co-workers. These Do’s and Don’ts of lunch at the office are a handy keepsake for your etiquette-back-pocket.
1.DO pack your lunch in a neat and tidy manner, dodgy packing is quite off-putting (dripping containers are a no no). DON’T forget to pack salads in airtight containers to keep them fresh.
Sprinkle some lemon over your veggies to keep your raw fruits and veggies fresh.
2 DO use the fridge responsibly, avoid over crowding and haphazardly placing foods in the fridge. DON’T steal someone else’s lunch. Avoid being blacklisted as the refrigerator bandit. Use labels to keep track of what food is yours (but you know that you know what’s yours…)
3. DON’T Eat at your desk: the idea of meeting that deadline and getting your protein RDA at the same time is so alluring, but just think of the consequences of damaging company property and (while food is unconsciously stuck to the sides of your mouth an hour later) looking like the office glutton. DO spend time with colleagues; or go outside and get some sun!
4. DO stretch your legs at lunch-time. It’s always a good idea to move around and resist the urge to be at your desk the whole time. Get the blood flowing and rejuvenate those creative juices.When eating, DON’T over work your mouth muscles. Avoid chewing loudly and with your mouth open. (you don’t want to be THAT guy/girl..)
5. And most importantly, DON’T forget to throw out any funky stale leftovers. DO be courteous and kind. Be considerate of how that days-old tuna will smell like to your innocent desk-mates.
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