What's insane is that they decided they still need an 8-hour day. Why not 6 hours with a 3-hour break in the middle? I bet it would be more productive (if not at least equal) than 8 hours with a 1-hour break in the middle.
Hell, most people in the US are working at least an 8 hour day, and not taking a lunch break, but instead eating at their desks.
I"m glad I work from home now...yes, I eat at my "work place"...but I now have freedom to do it in my own kitchen, or if I wanna really have fun, I can fire up the smoker in the back yard in the morning, and low and slow cook a brisket and have ready for dinner, or rotisserie a chicken on the ceramic cooker out back...for lunch.
I do like being able to do that, and with a headset on, you can teleconference while you're sautÃ©ing something on the stove.
But wow...taking 3 hours off from work during the day....sounds nice, but if I were gone that long from work..I'd NOT want to come back and would have a hard time getting my mindset back on work again.