Do you prefer eating out with your colleagues during lunch or do you eat alone and save the money? - Seedly

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Asked on 15 Nov 2018

Do you prefer eating out with your colleagues during lunch or do you eat alone and save the money?

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I would see where they go for lunch, if is high ses meals, I wouldn't join them as it would be out of my budget. I'd only join those who's willing to walk a little during lunch for sunshine and fresh air for nearby hawker / coffee shop food, since we have similar budget and hence will think alike and hence also will be a more suitable lunch buddy.

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Junus Eu
Junus Eu
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Answered on 01 Apr 2019

I can totally empathize with this, as I have had co-workers who are extremely high SES and snubb hawker fare.

It is also easy to want to be sociable and agree to eating a '$25++ value-for-money 3-course set lunch' with a high SES co-worker who wants to do so, but if you are saving money and have a goal, stay focused!

I will usually lunch with colleagues, but will find similar minded friends who want to get cheap but good food ;)

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Charmaine Ng
Charmaine Ng
Level 6. Master
Updated on 07 Jun 2019

Finding the right lunch buddy isn't easy.. especially since everyone's budget and preferences is different. I would however prefer to eat alone or dabao so it's more manageable on my wallet. Constant HDL all these also not healthy for the health.

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Nathaniel Alejandrino
Question Poster

18 Nov 2018

What’s HDL
Charmaine Ng
Charmaine Ng

19 Nov 2018

Hai Di Lao.. the Chinese hotpot.
Chok Fern Chai
Chok Fern Chai
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Answered on 19 Nov 2018

Prefer to eat lunch alone to save $, but occasionally I would join them for something more exp for celebration or something new and interesting for me. Occassionally still need to socialized with colleagues a bit lah.

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Koh Jun Hao
Koh Jun Hao
Level 1. Freshie
Answered on 18 Nov 2018

you can do intermittent fasting and skip lunch. can save tons of money. then can afford to eat with colleagues once in awhile

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Terence Ang
Terence Ang
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Answered on 18 Nov 2018

Usually with colleagues because we usually eat at the same few places that doesn't cost more than $5 usually. Then again, there isn't much places around where I work.

Recently though, I'm been trying something new called Mealpal that provides high SES lunch at affordable price. Signed up for one of their promo plans that make it only $3/meal, while the value you get per meal is typically $12. Pretty good to introduce to your colleagues if everyone's pretty high SES in lunch options so you get to save some money yourself.

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Bang Hong
Bang Hong
Level 4. Prodigy
Answered on 18 Nov 2018

Hop around for lunch clieques. By joining which cliques, i will know if my budget will break for the week/month or not! Haha

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Yong Kah Hwee
Yong Kah Hwee
Level 6. Master
Answered on 18 Nov 2018

I prefer eating with my colleagues! We usually keep our budget below $5 so it's okay for me! :)

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Lok Yang Teng
Lok Yang Teng
Level 6. Master
Answered on 15 Nov 2018

I’ll draw parallel to eating with my schoolmates. Of course I prefer eating with them, but that doesn’t mean we can’t eat at hawker centres or food court. Once a month indulgence ($20) I think it’s fine.

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