For you all that have employees, where do your guys take lunch. Do you make them bring their lunch, or do you allow them to stop every day? Currently, some of my guys bring their lunch, and some of them buy their lunch. For the ones that bring it, most of them need a microwave. They also usually buy a bag of chips or a drink from the gas station or where ever the other ones are eating. Over the past year, I have noticed more and more time seems to be wasted due to lunch. Some days our accounts are very near a resturant or gas station, but most days the guys are driving 5 or so minutes to lunch, eating lunch for 30 minutes (give or take) and then driving back to the accounts. I give my guys a paid lunch of 30 minutes, this is not the problem. The problem occurs becuase of the extra time it takes to pack up the equipment to get ready for lunch, drive to lunch, talk to other landscaping company employees, eat lunch, and then drive back to the account to unload all of the equipment again to get working. Is it wrong for me to inact a new policy starting at the beginning of the year that requires the guys to bring their lunches and drinks? We do have water on the truck in a cooler, but they like soda for lunch. I am seriously thinking about making them bring everything, and then keeping a microwave in the truck with a power inverter that runs off the cig lighter. Do you know if this will work? Do any of you do this? What do they do for the restroom and washing hands? Am I just being too overly concerned on time? I figure that 6 guys taking an average of 10 or 15 extra minutes per day adds up to be about $20+ dollars a day, $100 a week, $5200 a year. This does not include the extra gas it takes, etc. Am I being too much of a penny pincher?