Help me out with the math

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by upsgrunt, Mar 7, 2011.

  1. upsgrunt

    upsgrunt Well-Known Member

    Can someone explain this to me?
    Hypothetical situation: One weeks dispatch and you have 2 flat 8 hour days and 3 at 8 hours and 20 minutes. At the end of the week you would have worked 1 hour of overtime, but the OR and your paycheck will only show .99 since 20 minutes is .33. Where does the .01 go? Isn't that 6 seconds? Does this mean it is better to work portions of overtime hours that are divisible by 5?

    Just curious- 6 seconds could add quickly among 400,000 employees.
    Maybe I think too much.
  2. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    My dad is a tv repair man with a killer set of tools. Plus I'm a truck driver so just ask and I know what to do.
  3. Big Babooba

    Big Babooba Well-Known Member

    That .01 of an hour's worth of wages are deposited in my Swiss bank account. Thank you!
  4. Re-Raise

    Re-Raise Well-Known Member

    If you work 19 minutes it works out to .316 of an hour. If they round up to .32 then I guess you would be ahead in that case. Do they round it or just drop the extra decimal places?
  5. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    UPS rule #1 ; logic don't work here.
  6. over9five

    over9five Senior Member Staff Member

    You got it!
  7. Sleeve_meet_Heart

    Sleeve_meet_Heart making the unreadable unreadabler

    payroll co.s and large corps worked out a way to screw the hourly wage working class. Right or wrong?
  8. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    Did you ever wonder why you can only keep a helper 2.99 or 3.99 hours? What is the point of all these .99's?
  9. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    It helps there numbers.
  10. SlowRide80k

    SlowRide80k My other one is Red Tag'd

    No problem Spicoli (fast times at ridgemont high)
  11. Raw

    Raw Raw Member

    I just got a paycheck in the mail for 1 penny........?
  12. dannyboy

    dannyboy From the promised LAND

    Grunt, it goes deeper than just pay.

    IF you take 6 seconds, times 400,000 employees, then divide that by 60 seconds in a minute, then another 60 minutes in an hour, you end up with 666.67 and that number is rounded up.

    And we all know what the number 666 represents, dont we?

  13. CustomerConcern

    CustomerConcern New Member

    go in tommorow and sit on the clock for an extra 5 minutes in the crapper that should even things out.
  14. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    Remember rule #1 "You don't get paid to think"
  15. curiousbrain

    curiousbrain Well-Known Member

    Obviously, 666 represents, as a sum, the number of letters in the Presidents name - Barack Hussein Obama. Draw your own conclusions.
  16. hellfire

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

    i can solve this mathematical mystery,, i buy a 12 pack of beer,, i knock back 6,, its a weekday,, i down 2 more,, that puts me at 8 and hurtin the next day,, there ya go
  17. curiousbrain

    curiousbrain Well-Known Member

    I'll take "Reasons why I'll die at fifty" for 500, Alex.
  18. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Do you have Adonis DNA and Tiger Blood also??
  19. Re-Raise

    Re-Raise Well-Known Member

    He's tired of pretending he is not a freakiing rock star from Mars
  20. island1fox

    island1fox Well-Known Member

    :wink2:When management questions hours of overallowed --right or wrong many take exception to that --I would not worry to much about six seconds --much more in life to be concerned about than overallowed or six seconds --chill !!:wink2: