Hour Yourself Out ASAP

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by MrFedEx, Dec 15, 2013.

  1. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    A great Peak strategy is always to max yourself out on hours as soon as possible very week. Since management is both incompetent ad overwhelmed, it is fairly simple to get 60 hours and become unavailable. Of course, we'll see how they decide to deal with "policy" when the feces really hits he fan. I predict that Christmas Day will be mandatory if you have available hours, and since it falls on a Wednesday this year, almost everyone won't be able to "hour out". Better have your "religious objections" or other valid reason in play right now, because I'm thinking that this will be the first year where they make everyone work it.

    So, if you want to have any holiday at all, hour out in the weeks before Christmas and spend some time with your family...or just chilling out.
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  2. Rhoderunner

    Rhoderunner Active Member

    We are signing up volunteers for Christmas day already. There is also whispers of running on Sunday the 22nd. I will do neither thank you !!!!
  3. DraCircles

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  4. DraCircles

    DraCircles New Member

    We have already been approved for 70 hours this week at express.
  5. fedupforsure

    fedupforsure Member

    that will be the day that I will be working Christmas day delivering package verses being home with my family................not in this lifetime
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  6. TheJackal

    TheJackal Active Member

    During PEAK you can go to 70 hours. Theoretically, you can punch in at 0600 and punch out at 2000 with a 30 minute break each day and have 67.5 hours on Friday night.
  7. dezguy

    dezguy Well-Known Member

    Work on Christmas? Yeah, that's not happening. Not working Boxing day either.
  8. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    Not at my station. We get messages ALL day ad nauseum telling us that there WILL be discipline for anyone going over 12 hours, and also for not taking a break if going over 8.
  9. Doc Sorting Dude

    Doc Sorting Dude Active Member

    We have a warning about going over our "HOS" Hours-of-Service. If you go over 14 hours you will get a reprimand. Our SM said to us this week, if it looks like you'll violate the HOS, bring all deliveries back rather than getting that letter. I can live with that.
  10. TheJackal

    TheJackal Active Member

    I did say theoretically. In reality, a long day would be around 12 hours. 0540 punch in, 30 minute break, 1800-1830 punch out. Our SM doesn't care how many hours you work in a day, as long as you DO NOT go over 14 punch in to punch out and you are working the whole time (excluding your lunch and 28/29's).
  11. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Funny how that works when it benefits them, isn't it? This company is bipolar.
  12. cancan

    cancan Member

    I seriously doubt this company would try a mandatory Christmas Day. I'm not saying its impossible. But I think they know that nobody would come in.

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  13. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    What are 28/29's?
  14. hypo hanna

    hypo hanna Well-Known Member

    Begin paid break
    End paid break
  15. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    Is that AGFS?

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    It's in any state that requires them. Such as in CA. Doesn't matter which division.
  17. Express Courier

    Express Courier Active Member

    We don't even enter the 28/29 anymore, they told us no need to enter it now. (probably about a year ago they did away with it) They say just take a 10 min break whenever we feel like it and don't enter it. I don't recall the reasoning behind that change though.
  18. Maui

    Maui Member

    It was the result of a lawsuit in CA. Brinker v Superior Court that loosened the rest break requirements.

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    They are still required to give paid breaks they just do not have to record them anymore.
  20. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    They are hoping that you'll forget to take them if you don't have to code them. That way, Grinch Smith gets an extra 20 mins of free work from you.