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Taking a Break (Beta)

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You can take an unpaid break after you clock in to your shift using the When I Work mobile apps for iPhone, iPad, and Android phones. A Take Lunch button appears after you clock in to your shift so you can record your unpaid break.

Beta Feature

The Take Lunch feature is in beta and slowly being rolled out to all eligible accounts. If you don’t see it and wish to enable it, please contact us.

Things to know before you begin

  • The Take Lunch button is only available for the iOS and Android Scheduling apps as well as the Web Terminal. Support for other platforms is coming soon.
  • The Take Lunch button only records time for unpaid breaks.
  • Refer to your organization’s break policy to determine when it is appropriate for you to take a break.


  1. From the When I Work app, tap Clock In on the Dashboard.
  2. When you are ready to take your break, tap Take Lunch on the dashboard.Take lunch button
  3. Tap Start Lunch Break to confirm. The break duration is shown in minutes.
    If a break is scheduled during your shift, the break duration is shown. A notification reminds you to return to work within one minute of the scheduled break ending.
  4. Tap End Lunch to end the break.End lunch button
Updated on November 12, 2018

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