After reading a recent BBC news article on this subject, and looking around my office..I realised that almost everyone here eats at their desk. I'm not talking about a biscuit with their tea, but more breakfast, lunch or even tea..so I wondered, do you, and do you think its rude?
I eat at my desk, mainly as we don't have a canteen here (just a lunch room) and quite often I eat at different times to the colleagues that I get on well with, so rather than sat in the lunch room I will sit at my desk and read the news, browse the internet, watch some iPlayer etc, and also replying to work emails.
I see the same at breakfast time - if I am rushed in the morning i'll eat my cereal at my desk or make some toast in the kitchen and bring it through. It's common here and almost everyone does it - there are a few die hards who always go to the kitchen but they are few and far between. It never occurred to me that it might be rude until today - I never eat anything smelly at my desk but for sandwiches/cereal thats not really an issue.
It's kind of sad in a way, as there is less socialising with your colleagues, but its becoming a trend in the office workplace I think!