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Handelsblatt - Germany | 10/06/2011

Currywurst instead of beef carpaccio

Business lunch is no longer a break but has become the most stressful hour of the day, writes the liberal business paper Handelsblatt: "Between mouthfuls of beef carpaccio, turbot on a bed of herbs and espresso macchiato, the business lunch crowd busily networks and designs, hires and fires, demotes and promotes, mobs, talks turkey, gossips and flirts. The 'who went with who, where, and for how long' is often more important than with real appointments. ... Lunch with the boss is always a highlight, but also hard work and on slippery ground. If you don't look out between the starter and desert, before you know it you have three new projects, you've revealed a lot about yourself and you still haven't got that promotion. ... So good for those who between twelve and one have always hummed a Herbert Grönemeyer song [in Ruhr dialect] and bit heartily into their currywurst [traditional German sausage speciality]: 'When you get back from your shift, there's nothing nicer than a currywurst'. At least they know what they're getting - phosphates, plenty of fat, familiar chit-chat - and what they aren't: additional working hours and plenty of bragging and hysterics."

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