BRB, making packed lunches for the rest of our working careers now
I don’t know about you but I budget £5 for my daily work lunches. But, 41% of us never set a budget for that lunch hour spending.
The reason I do this, and try to stick to it so religiously, is because the thought of spending £100 on work lunches a month makes me feel less guilty than anything over that amount.
Because, technically, I really could make myself packed lunch. There’s nothing stopping me. But, I admit that thinking about what my food purchase is going to be that day is a motivator for me to get through my morning. Plus, it means I actually leave the office. If I have lunch with me, I’ll eat al desko and air con air will be the only thing I breathe that working day.
According to payday lenders, Wonga, full-time British workers are spending 13% more on lunch than our annual utility bills… Yep, this is on average £957.60 (compared to the average annual gas and electricity bill of £849.74). And that’s before we even add in the expense of that morning coffee or 4PM snack…