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farewellfigure Tue 07-May-13 16:17:22

I work from home Tues-Thurs. On Mondays and Fridays I run a teenie tiny cake business supplying cakes to a local shop. This Monday, I wanted to spend the day with DH and DS at the park in the sunshine (who wouldn't?), so I now have to bake like a nutter in my lunch hour and after DS has gone to bed to make up the cake order.

I baked 3 lemon cakes in my lunch break today, but I felt so guilty. I was shaking and felt sick! It's ridiculous. My colleagues in the office were all probably sunning themselves in the park, but I just felt really really bad. AIBU or is really out of order to be working for 'my business' on a work day?

usualsuspect Tue 07-May-13 16:19:06

You can do what you like in your lunch break.

StuntGirl Tue 07-May-13 16:30:04

"I felt so guilty. I was shaking and felt sick! "

Seriously?

farewellfigure Tue 07-May-13 16:32:49

Yes I know! I was disgusted with myself! Honestly I'm not joking.

PoppyAmex Tue 07-May-13 16:33:34

Why?

BeerTricksPotter Tue 07-May-13 16:33:49

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bollockstoit Tue 07-May-13 16:35:41

What do you feel guilty about?

usualsuspect Tue 07-May-13 16:35:57

Disgusted with yourself?

Why though?

BeerTricksPotter Tue 07-May-13 16:40:08

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farewellfigure Tue 07-May-13 16:54:55

I mean I was disgusted at feeling shaky in response to stuntgirl! It was a bit of an extreme overreaction. I'm quite happy being on mumsnet at 10 to 5 though. Double standards!

I'll have to ice everything tomorrow so hopefully I won't feel quite so ridiculously shaky and will be able to do a decent job of it!

Helenagrace Tue 07-May-13 17:08:03

What you do on your lunch break is your business. If you were working for a competitor that would be different but it doesn't sound like you are.

I have two jobs and quite often take in work from one job to do in my breaks whilst I'm at the other job.

DeskPlanner Tue 07-May-13 18:40:43

Are you baking them at home or in the office ?

nbee84 Tue 07-May-13 18:44:30

Were you shaky because you didn't take time to eat any lunch as you were busy baking? Low blood sugar levels can make you shaky.

starfishmummy Tue 07-May-13 18:52:38

Sounds fine to me. Your lunchbreak is your own time; so as long as you fulfilled your contracted hours for your employer, then why not?

squeakytoy Tue 07-May-13 18:55:57

but you work from home?

ShadowStorm Tue 07-May-13 18:57:34

So long as you're baking on your time, and not your employers time, I don't see how it's a problem.

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