The hospital where I work has a main cafeteria and several cafes in different places on the campus. There is only one cafe open late (till 2 AM), and that's where a lot of night shift crew get their mid-shift meal. It's a deli-type setup with made-to-order sandwiches & salads, as well as a bunch of pre-made things and a different hot option every night.
Well, last night and tonight, the mechanism that keeps the sandwich/salad bar cold is broken, so there are no made-to-order sandwiches or salads. This means that the hot special sold out earlier than usual (at 11:15, and most of us don't even take a lunch break till at least midnight), and the pre-made stuff was running really low. Basically all that was left was things like chips, cookies, etc. Junk. There are a few healthier options, but they're expensive - $2.59 for a single-serving greek yogurt!!
...or so I was told. That was my original understanding of the situation, based on what I told. Turns out that while the hot special was sold out, the other hot food items - including quiche, premade fried chicken sandwiches, and chicken wings - were not. There were also several premade deli sandwiches & salads left, and they didn't look "limp and gross," as was claimed.
People are pissed. I listened to one nurse rant for a good 5 minutes about how the hospital is "obligated" to provide food, this is unacceptable, etc.
I brought food from home. Cheaper and healthier. I don't think my employer is obligated to feed me; I'm an adult and perfectly capable of feeding myself.
Yes, it's inconvenient, and there are ways they could have avoided this, but at the end of the day, I don't think it's something to be outraged over. And it's one more reason to pack a lunch!
EDITED to include information that I didn't know at first.