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What is an acceptable amount of auxiliary time for coffee/restroom breaks in the call center?
Your break time in the call center depends on your shifts and, if you have a union, any negotiated agreements. Typically, call centers have two scheduled 15-minute breaks for a full eight-hour shift. You may allow small amounts of other unscheduled time for restroom or coffee breaks, but you will need to build that into your overall off-phone time budget and your adherence tolerance. Acceptable time for ad hoc coffee or restroom breaks can vary depending on where these facilities are in relation to the call center.