A good friend of mine works for a small novelty shop that operates for nine hours per day. Most times she works at the shop alone (except for when there is an event that will cause the shop to be too much to handle alone). Here's the problem - she doesn't get an official lunch where she can clock out, and have thirty minutes to an hour to herself. She has to eat her lunch in the store next to the cash register, and gets interrupted constantly by customers while she eating. Thirty minutes is deducted from her day even though she's not getting a real lunch. My opinion is that she should be allowed to close the store for thirty minutes so that she can sit down, relax and have her meal to herself. It just seems very unfair for a worker to work nine hours without a real moment to themselves. Even when she goes to the restroom, she has to hurry so that the store won't be unattended to. I just think it's a very strange system. What is your take on this?