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Does anyone else not cook at all?

Facebook Ent
Feb 26

I’m in the Bay Area and it’s kind of my first time living alone without family.

I’ve never cooked since moving here. I don’t even own pot and pans and other cooking material. I eat at work on weekdays and order food through DoorDash on weekends/holidays.

I’m just wondering how unusual this is. Is anyone else doing this?

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  • Google Sgfru
    Seems like it's the norm in Bay Area for young people like you. I really don't get it. The amount of money you are wasting is astonishing, over a lifetime. Not to mention the delta on your health and the environmental waste from the packaging and delivery.
    Feb 2611
    • Snapchat gqkO66
      Eating Chipotle and subway every day twice a day for a month is $600 per month. I spend two hours cooking and cleaning lunch and dinner. My time is worth $100 an hour. It’s absolutely worth it to eat out as much as I can. Negative impacts on my health are excluded of course.
      Feb 26
    • Northrop Grumman / EngHowCouldYu
      Sorry yeah that was the point I was going to get to: cooking for those who don’t know how to cook = waste of time.
      Feb 26
    • Google Sgfru
      That argument is weak. 1) It only calcs out if you would realistically spend that extra saved time earning money. Since you're on salary, you wouldn't. You aren't going to make extra money in that extra ten minutes you didn't spend cooking dinner. 2) Cooking takes nearly the same amount of time as going out to Subway or Chipotle once you learn how.
      Feb 26
    • Snapchat gqkO66
      The argument is valid but can be better defined. 1) cooking takes up my leisure time, and I value my leisure time at $100 per hour. I would spend $100 to reclaim 1 hour of my leisure time, so it is opportunity cost regained. 2) citation needed
      Feb 26
    • Facebook Solais
      Do you not eat your free meals at Google 5 days a week?
      Feb 26
    • Google / Other
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      15 meals a week at Google!! Unless I go to lunch twice or stop in on Sat too.
      Feb 26
    • Facebook Solais
      Cafes are open on Saturday at G?
      Feb 26
    • Microsoft / EngDblDwnDave
      I don't understand 'not having' cooking skills. Sure, doing a perfect well put together meal is hard, but cooking for yourself is very easy. Can you really not season a piece of meat and put it in the oven?
      Feb 26
    • Facebook Solais
      Cooking's not hard but can be time-consuming. Gotta buy groceries, cook, clean, etc. Could use up an extra hour or more per day unless you meal prep, but then you're usually stuck eating the same meal over and over again and you'll be reheating non-fresh food.

      Thanks to FB's food not only do I get an extra hour to relax, go out, etc everyday, but I also get a nice variety of good-tasting, relatively healthy meals
      Feb 26
    • Northrop Grumman / EngHowCouldYu
      I love this response ^ good job Facebook! This is exactly why eating at work can introduce lifestyle changes. Love it
      Feb 27
  • Airbnb / Finance
    unemployd

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    That's what I do most days
    Feb 260
  • Cruise Automation tripleaaa
    Not that uncommon. I recommend and instant pot and an accompanying cook book. Very easy to pick up and really good eating
    Feb 262
    • Facebook Solais
      No free food at Cruise?
      Feb 26
    • Cruise Automation tripleaaa
      Not on late nights and weekends there isn’t
      Feb 26
  • Xilinx / Mgmtjaded00
    Cooking isn't rocket science.

    Its a waste to be eating out all the time and terrible for health.
    Feb 260
  • Cruise Automation dkquen381
    Just don’t get fat ordering garbage from door dash, try to at least go outside and pick it up from the restaurants that are close by. The fresh air and walk will do you good (and safe you cash).
    Feb 260
  • Amazon Just for
    For Amazonians it’s weird cause we don’t get free food 🤣😂
    Feb 261
    • Google Sgfru
      Really? That banana thing isn't a joke?
      Feb 26
  • Splunk
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    I am on the same boat. And for cooking for one person is hard and time consuming.
    Feb 261
    • New jkj
      Splunk does not free food IIRC
      Feb 26
  • Autodesk DouP01
    Don’t think that’s too abnormal. Why are you curious?
    Feb 260
  • Salesforce pismo10
    During the last two years, i started to eat out every day after cooking often for many years. My cholesterol and blood pressure skyrocketed suddenly this year after always being perfect. Its a terrible habit to get in to and I regret it.

    I used to be able to cook, eat, and finish cleaning for myself within 45 min. Also leftovers reduces that time for days which you are not cooking. It is not a waste of time if you develop standard meals consisting of simple composition...a meat, veggie, and carb. This is often shorter than how long it takes me to go to chipotle, eat and come back.
    Feb 261
    • I agree. I wasn't losing weight even though I was working out often. I didn't pay much attention to it until I ran into some health problems. Then I was kinda forced to cook at home (I used to do that earlier but had given up on it recently) and my health improved. I lost some weight. I still don't like to cook but I do it because I could see the benefit. Also, previously I wondered where all my money went away. Now that I am cooking at home, I know where it went without me realizing it.
      Feb 26
  • New / Engsparked
    Last year was the first year in US history where more money was spent eating out than on cooking at home
    Feb 261
    • Google Sgfru
      Everyone should read Your Money or Your Life
      Feb 26
  • Do u have like cereal and fruits and like microwave-able stuff at home along with a way to make instant noodles / tea/coffee , plates and cutlery at home ? If so it’s pretty normal
    Feb 260
  • Cisco / QACyberDemon
    does avocado toast count as cooking? 😂
    Feb 261
  • Command Alkon 2019
    I would never cook if I live by myself and I work for Facebook... I would spend my time worrying about advancing my career if I work for Facebook like that.
    Feb 260
  • Visa KitTGo
    No free food, eat out all the time :). No ordering to house though, drive to fast food after work.
    Feb 260
  • Qualtrics / Sales
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    I delegate half of the cooking to Costco.
    Feb 260
  • Facebook Solais
    I do the same thing as you. Saves me so much time. Sure you could do the whole "meal prep all your meals on sunday" thing, but I've tried (before FB) and you mostly end up eating the same reheated meals over and over again that aren't even fresh anymore.

    Free food is a staple at any tier 1-2 companies these days.
    Feb 260
  • I cook every day... I do have a child and want to give him good eating habits
    Feb 260
  • Booking.com B.oo
    Cooking is a waste of time (unless it is a hobby). The same as cleaning dishes, cleaning house, laundry, ironing, etc. Whenever I can save my time (read *my life*) by not doing this mundane work, I do.
    Feb 260
  • Google penseur🤔
    Live alone here, have free food for 5 days/ week and I still cook at least one day out of the two. Not because it saves so much, but I’m getting tired of restaurant food real quick.
    Feb 260
  • NetApp TKzW42
    Try to cook, but when busy, grab something to go from wholefoods.
    Feb 260
  • Cisco oFFj28
    We get an allowance for delivery everyday so it works out for me
    Feb 260

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