I've searched and haven't found any threads relating to this particular issue, but I apologize if I've missed them. I'm wondering about PT couriers and what they think of the mandatory break policy (which requires a 30 minute unpaid break in a shift of 6 hrs or more). It makes sense for full-timers, since they almost always work 8+hrs and DOT requires them to take a break. But for PT, a lot of times you might work 6hrs and 1 minute––and then have to take a break at the station (because you thought you'd be done in time). But then you're not supposed to take a break in your last hour worked...but you have no choice. It's really frustrating to be forced to just THROW AWAY a full half hour of YOUR time, unpaid, just because you worked a few more minutes than expected. Over time, that adds up, and I'm not sure it is worth the potential extra money from the extra hours. I mean, that's 2-3hrs/wk of UNPAID time that Fedex is taking from you (depending on how many days you work over 6). I know some people want the money and they don't mind the wasted time, but if you're in school, working another job, working toward another career on the side, or just trying to spend time with family, that time is REALLY valuable. There have been multiple cases of PT couriers I know of (besides myself!) who have specifically told management they couldn't work past 6hrs, but then been loaded up with far more stops than was possible to get done and ended up having to miss doctor's appointments, class, etc... If you're PT, aren't you only *required* to work until 10:45 or 11am (just under 6 hrs)? And isn't the additional time *voluntary*? What should you do if you've told management you can only work until x time, but you find yourself not being able to finish all the stops they gave you before that time comes up? I know a guy who recently got sick of them not respecting his time (he's in school and the job has been affecting his grades). He told a manager he couldn't work past his 6 hours, and then they gave him way more than he could finish in that time period. So when it got close to his 6 hours, he just brought the rest of the stops back to the station, notified dispatch about where it was at, and then clocked out. The next day, they did the same thing to him, except this time they told he *must* deliver all the stops and he *must* take a break if he went over 6, so he took his break in the middle of the P1 cycle (meaning he would have some lates) in order to follow the policy "not to take your break in the last hour worked". I think he got in some pretty big trouble though.... Anyone else have problems like this, though? Or thoughts?