Can you hear that? It’s like, a low rumbling sound, it’s a bit off-putting. I wonder what it is…
That’s right! It’s the sound of your stomach, grumbling in hunger after a long, hard shift. Most contractors will have had experience, at one point or another in their careers, of working unsociable, long hours. Whether it’s pushing a tight deadline to the limit, or working a 12-hour day on a rig, one thing that unites us all is the almighty hunger that accompanies that long-awaited home time.
We wanted to reach out to you, the contractors, to ask what your favourite food is to power you through long shifts. Take a look at some of our suggestions below or let us know what your favourite dishes are in the comments below!
1. The Anything and Everything
You get in, kick off your boots and reach for whatever edible substance is nearest. That may be 15 biscuits straight out of the packet, a handful of dry cereal or a delicious bowl of instant noodles – who needs to cook when you have a kettle?
2. The Fast Food Warrior
You’re wiped out and require the most bang for your buck – that’s right, high calories and fast! Be that a burger and chips or a takeaway pizza, you need something hot in your belly and fast food is your favourite way to do it.
3. The Home Cook
For you, there’s nothing better than a home cooked meal to get you through your day. Leftover cottage pie for lunch and coming home to a slow cooked casserole is your style; delicious, simple food, cooked with love that gives you a taste of home.
4. The Green Machine
Your body is a temple and you treat it as such, especially when you’re working unsociable hours and you need lasting fuel and mountains of energy. Colourful salads with the perfect amount of protein, green juices for a quick shot of vitamins and plenty of whole grains for slow-release energy is the perfect way to keep you pepped up for challenging shifts. You’re not afraid of a bit of kale and you don’t care who knows it!
So, which one are you? Are you the noble fast food warrior? Or maybe you’re more of a green machine? Do you think we’ve missed anything out – if you have a favourite food that gets you through the tougher shifts that we’ve left off the list then let us know in the comments below!