More than half said they were under at least as much pressure at work as they were during the recession. Older workers - 55 and older - took the shortest lunches, with 70 per cent gulping down their food in 30 minutes or less. The average worker now takes 33 minutes for lunch - two-and-a- half minutes less than at the beginning of the decade.
More than eight out of 10 of us never drink at lunchtime - 15 per cent less than in 1990 - and we spend on average pounds 1.45 on our midday meal.
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