Service Unit Leader
When I started working at ERNI in 2008, the ERNI Slovakia office was located in the old town. Ten to twelve people worked in the office at that time, so basically, we spent lunch breaks altogether. As we needed to walk quite a bit to get to the canteen and we were eager to avoid the crowded times, we started having lunch at 11 a.m. When you start working early and the brain is consuming most of the calories, it is only natural that you are always hungry early. Today, when we go for lunch at 11 we are no longer alone anymore in the canteen. Also, people from other companies are there queueing already.
The early lunch habit got so engraved in our office that even our lunch menu overview webpage developed by our community is called at11. Usually, it is the project teams that are having lunch together, but to break this pattern, once in a month a so-called random lunch takes place, where participants are drawn randomly from the pool of all employees in the office.