hr break during peak

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by fedupforsure, Sep 11, 2013.

  1. fedupforsure

    fedupforsure Member

    We need to get people to band together and demand their hr break during peak. EVERYONE!!!!!! this is the only way to fight this bs policy
  2. Bankrupt

    Bankrupt Member

    They probably feel extending the resi commit till 8pm will solve this.
  3. TheJackal

    TheJackal Active Member

    I always take my hour break.
  4. Doc Sorting Dude

    Doc Sorting Dude Active Member

    Don't ever give your deserved break to the company, believe me you are only going to get grief for that not praise.
  5. 5yearsleft

    5yearsleft Member

    The difference is that we are FORCED to take an hour break if we go over 8 hours, instead of the normal 1/2 hour that's required. During peak, they throw the 1 hour break out the window(for THEIR convenience) usually because they need to have trucks back for the night side. This is where we need to all take 1 hour breaks even when they say we don't need to.
  6. Sniper

    Sniper Active Member

    You KNOW it....ABSOLUTELY POSITIVELY the hour break will be in good in December if it is the other 11 months of the year. Rest assured the 01's will pile up but that's what i really think they want.
  7. fedupforsure

    fedupforsure Member

    also durin late frt days..ALWAYS take your hr break even when they say it is waved..its the only way we can win this trucks for the night shift......................................bummer
  8. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Exactly. They do whatever suits them, and they could really care less about you. I'm hearing that the 1 hour is "policy" is some locations and a directive in others. At our location, we are told it is policy, but someone recently fought (and won) an OLCC argument because it turns out it is really a directive. If it were policy, the OLCC would not have been thrown-out.
  9. Bankrupt

    Bankrupt Member

    Peak was about 4days long at our station last year if the 53 wasn't after 10 most days I probably could have made service. Nothing close to years past.
  10. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    Peak sucked at our station. Too many packages not enough help. Business as usual.
  11. Bankrupt

    Bankrupt Member

    Hopefully this year they'll be one less person to help at our station, ME!
  12. SmithBarney

    SmithBarney Well-Known Member

    What also needs addressed are 4x10 routes that are "forced" into becoming 5x8's during peak. Does this happen elsewhere
  13. StuffItFred

    StuffItFred Member

    Funny story sort of unrelated. But has to do with the 1hr break.
    So a "seasoned" courier with around 10+yrs of employment volunteered to cover a route on Saturday last week. He went out with 37 stops, took a one hour break onroad and had about 18 or more lates! When asked why he took an hour break on Saturday he was told he was full time and was required to take 1hr so he did. And not within his first or last hour.

    When he told me about it earlier this week I almost collapsed from laughter! The manager's face at "stretch & flex" Monday morning after going over the previous weeks performance was priceless!

    Bravo Zulu to him!! I'd give him a Golden Falcon!

  14. ​That's hilarious!
  15. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Yes. "Operational Necessity". Pure BS.