“Snacking might save your job and your career!” says snack manufacturer
Scoff a snack or you will get ‘hangry’! One in four workers has fallen out with their boss after being struck by bout of hunger
If your colleague lets out a yell at 11.30am, fear not, he’s just ‘hangry’.
For research shows the average worker reaches for snacks twice a day – mid-morning and at 2.55pm.
But if the craving isn’t dealt with, it results in ‘hangriness’ – anger caused by hunger.
A study of 2,000 adults found that one in four employees has fallen out with their co-workers or boss when struck by a bout of hunger.
Source: Daily Mail, 8th November 2013
Who would have thought hunger could have such an effect on one’s career – when the distance between two meals can cause you to get ‘hangry’, presumably then causing you to ‘hannoy’ and ‘hantagonise’ your co-workers. We can all make up silly words, you see.
With office politics often precariously balanced, it’s plausible then that the levels of ‘hanger’ in an office could push someone over the edge, and could even lead you to be less than civil towards your boss, putting your career in jeopardy. Fortunately, at least, help is at hand:
A spokesman for Popchips, which commissioned the study, said: ‘When we lack energy it can be difficult to concentrate.
‘If this happens when you are at work it can affect your performance and potentially land you in trouble with your boss.
‘Realistically there is not always time to leave your desk to grab a meal.
‘At these times a well-placed snack can be exactly what you need. It can provide a quick boost to your energy levels so you can get back to focusing on your work and not on your rumbling stomach.’
Thank you, snack manufacturers, for keeping the British office worker in business, and keeping the British economy moving!