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Thread: Free lunch?

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    New Fish; Learning About Thick Skin
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    Post Free lunch?

    I'm writing up a conference for a non-profit and they want me to register for the event online like anyone else. The conference is free and lunch is provided. Is it OK for me to order a lunch or would it be or look unprofessional since I'm supposed to be working?

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    volitare nequeo AW Moderator veinglory's Avatar
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    I am not 100% sure what you are asking, but if you are a regular attendee for the event it is acceptable for you to take advantage of any of the perks or features of attendance. Working people still need to eat.
    Emily Veinglory

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    Heckuva good sport frimble3's Avatar
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    Depending on what you're supposed to be doing the write-up about, or why, lunch might be relevant to your review. If it's supposed to be about fund-raising for charity, the non-profit audience might like to know that they're serving a free lunch of lobster and truffles to the attendees. Or, if they're trying to get people to attend, a free lunch of a pre-made sandwich and an apple might also be useful information. In any case, Veinglory is right, if you're attending, and the attendees get lunch, it's part of the deal.

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    It's not a free lunch. You're working, remember?

    Jeff

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    practical experience, FTW MaeZe's Avatar
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    You are asking the wrong people. Ask the conference directors.

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    Wait, what? You can eat whatever you want...

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