Break and work area

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by you aint even know it, Mar 29, 2014.

  1. you aint even know it

    you aint even know it Well-Known Troll Troll

    Are you obligated to leave your break area before it ends to make it back to your work area on time? Common sense says that a 10 minute break is a 10 minute break, and leaving your break area before your 10 minutes is up is bs.
     
  2. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    in my building they call one minute over the intercom so people can return to their areas on time. The smokers get a two minute warning. I remember for years we didn't get a formal break.
     
  3. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    if your start time is say 2am...and you pull into the parking lot at 1:58....you will be late to work. Being at your work area, ready to work at your start time is being on time. I would assume the same applies to breaks. If you leave the break area after 10 min and it takes you 4 more min to walk back to your work area...you are technically late.
     
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  4. Johney

    Johney Raise your hand if you think Upstate is a D-Bag

    4 minutes to break room, 2 minute break, 4 minutes back to work area? Man that sucks.
     
  5. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    for me it's 45 seconds to smoking area...smoke two cigarettes usually while texting...45 seconds back to trucks..lol. My bathroom break is done on ups time..not my break time..lol. The ladies room is on the other side of the building near small sort...a good two minute walk each way.
     
  6. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    You don't have to go to the break room. Some people brink drinks or snacks and enjoy those in their work area.
     
  7. I thought you went In the mens room! Accidentally on purpose!
     
  8. upschuck

    upschuck Avatar bet gone wrong

    When I worked in hub, they'd have PCM right after break, in the breakroom.
     
  9. you aint even know it

    you aint even know it Well-Known Troll Troll

    Well, thats not how I see it. A break means youre free to do whatever you want for the duration of the break. Starting work is different.
     
  10. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    Explain it to your sup...not me. I couldn't care less what you do.
     
  11. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    Heey...two times that happened! There wasn't much to see...believe me..lol.
     
  12. browntroll

    browntroll Active Member

    are you required to leave work area to take a break? i had to replace one guy for pickoff so he can take his break
    and guy refused to leave was standing right behind me the whole time. theres barely enough room for 1 person my size now
    i had to deal with someone breathing down my neck. if im lucky he sits on a side belt but he still ends up kicking me or i bump into his feet.
     
  13. mixyo

    mixyo Active Member

    I just stay at the dock. A lot of people go out to smoke but it's quite a walk from my part of the building to the "designated smoking area". Those people are always getting yelled at when they return from break 1 minute late.


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  14. HomeDelivery

    HomeDelivery Well-Known Member

    be glad you don't work at an amazon fulfillment center... read that it's much worse than the brown machine
     
  15. Johnny Paycheck

    Johnny Paycheck Speak softly and carry a big stick.

    Take break at your work area. At my hub everybody sits on the bench, empty carts, and the stairs leading to the catwalk. The only reason to go to a break area is you want some fresh air and you won't get that with 20 people out there smoking.
     
  16. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    We have a break room with snack machines and tables and chairs. Air conditioned in the summer.
     
  17. wage EARNER

    wage EARNER Member

    If your sup says anything for being late, put a hand to your ear and ask him to repeat it a couple times. Then say, 'Oh, did they call 2 minutes?'
     
  18. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    My break area has a new recliner and a 42" big screen HDTV.


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  19. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    Do you have to cross the street to get there??
     
  20. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    My break area has a recliner and big screen TV too. Amazingly its also the same as my work area. Retirement! :wink2: