Drivers in my center mad because they are forced to take lunch.

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by billerz, Feb 3, 2016.

  1. billerz

    billerz Active Member

    I'm so confused by this whole situation. This last week our management team said all drivers must complete their full hour lunch by 5pm, or 8th hour, per the contract. Multiple veteran drivers are complaining about this, I never realized how many people run through the day and take break at the end. These are guys with over 15 years in, is this a normal thing at your center?

    I personally take 40 mins or so during the day and the last 10-15 mins in the building, so it's not that big of a change for me. I just figured guys would be happy that management is adhering to the contract.
  2. Clock Sucker

    Clock Sucker I handle a lot of packages

    We are required to take at least a 30 minute uninterrupted lunch, but no one is every forced to take a whole hour unless they are under dispatched.

    I think the issue is them taking their lunch at the center when they're done instead of on road between either the 4th and 6th or 6th and 8th hour
  3. hellfire

    hellfire no one considers UPS people."real" Teamsters.-BUG

    Drivers must be saving thier lunch to avoid helping others late in the day
  4. Coldworld

    Coldworld Well-Known Member

    Some of these old timers are more brainwashed than the noobies... Pretty sad
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  5. Austin.Was.My.Hero

    Austin.Was.My.Hero quod erat demonstrandum

    I feel zero remorse for our veteran drivers and them no longer being allowed to take lunch break whenever they want.

    unfrickinbelievable the narcissism of some drivers...
  6. Holydriver

    Holydriver Active Member

    That's what I do
  7. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

    Most people don't care about the contract until something negatively affects them.
  8. JL 0513

    JL 0513 Well-Known Member

    I often save at least half my lunch for the end during the winter to avoid delivering much after dark. Just makes it easier. Plus, sitting a whole hour at a time is a bit much.
  9. Whats 9.5?

    Whats 9.5? Active Member

    I never take my lunch inside the building.
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  10. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    You could certainly call the other drivers a wahmbulance.
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  11. JL 0513

    JL 0513 Well-Known Member

    I would never take my lunch inside the building, why would anyone want to. If I take break at the building it is comfortably in my car.
  12. PASinterference

    PASinterference Yes, I know I'm working late.

    Lunch tastes better at lunch time.
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  13. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    No one should take their lunch inside the building.
  14. Bottom rung

    Bottom rung Active Member

    You're right, but the spineless and the overtime hogs gotta take break somewhere.
  15. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Are they doing it to make sure their pickups make the trailer?
  16. The Milkman

    The Milkman Active Member

    Most of the time I took 2 lunch breaks, thus the name Milkman was bestowed on me
  17. billerz

    billerz Active Member

    Someone told me this is exactly what people are doing.
  18. billerz

    billerz Active Member

    This is what a lot of drivers in my area do, including myself. I'm still a swing driver, and I'd rather make the air trailer and take my remaining break in the building, then have to make another driver spend more of their day helping me because I would have been 20 mins late.
  19. Scottyhawk

    Scottyhawk What is it? A brown box. Duh

    Yea well this is what we have to put up with now
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  20. BrownDog5117

    BrownDog5117 Member

    That sucks.....