Credit crunch lunch
Lawyers are the last people you would expect to shun expensive lunches in favour of yesterday's leftovers for midday sustenance.But according to a report by leading charity ActionAid, members of the legal profession are turning away from trendy restaurants sandwich bars and in favour of ropey old packed lunches.ActionAid research shows that two-thirds of legal professionals bring last night's dinner into the office for lunch, while 75% usually spend less than £3 on their midday meal.Lawyers left other industries - such as finance, retail and manufacturing - in their wake, with less than 50% of workers in those sectors bringing in leftovers and opting to buy lunch instead. The credit crunch must be serious when lawyers are turning down the opportunity to 'do lunch'.And the charity is urging workers in other sectors to follow legal's lead on 17 October for Child Poverty Day. ActionAid is calling on people to get together with workmates and friends for a fun lunch - donating the money they would have spent on lunch for a donation to its vital work fighting child poverty in the developing world.
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