Job-setup, work for free

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by arice11, Sep 18, 2015.

  1. arice11

    arice11 Active Member

    My supervisor is saying we are required to come in and start work 15 minutes early. One employee says "are you going to pay us for that 15 minutes"
    Supervisor says "NO, its called initiative, its called job-setup"

    He is telling people to come in and work before their scheduled start time.
    Can we do something about this? No one should be told to work for free.

    Or is he correct in saying that we have to come in and start working early no matter what.
    I want this guy gone, I'm sick of being supervised by a drunk and an a-hole. At the very least I need to transfer away from his section.

    Any advice?
     
  2. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    It's called illegal. Slavery ended over 150 years ago.
     
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  3. Billy Ray

    Billy Ray God, help us all.....

    NO pay = NO work
     
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  4. Richard Harrow

    Richard Harrow Deplorable.

    Call up your hall. They'll have someone there to straighten him out real quick.
     
  5. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    It is quite simple---your supervisor either adjusts your start time or you don't start until your posted start time.
     
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  6. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    Isn't there a shop steward in your building ??? This should have been a simple fix..... If he continues to ask you or other driver to work off the clock FILE A GRIEVANCE FOR PAY AND CALL YOUR BA...
     
  7. Turdferguson

    Turdferguson Guest

    You are in a union join together to file a grievance against the offending supervisor. He can't get you all, and if you all file against him maybe his boss would take notice. I suggest you all meet up at dairy queen and discuss this
     
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  8. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    He works the preload and is being to come in early to set up his work area.
     
  9. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    You've been with this company like 10 years right?
     
  10. Why call him a drunk and an a-hole? You've just lowered yourself down the food chain. I wonder if he thinks of you as a stalker and a creep?
     
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  11. sailfish

    sailfish Having way too much fun.

    Man you're still having an issue with this? If they refuse to adjust it despite repeatedly telling them about it grieve it. And refuse to work for free. Seriously. For me that would have ended after the first incident.
     
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  12. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    Yeah it's pretty simple.
     
  13. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    Doesn't really change any of the advice.
     
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  14. retiredTxfeeder

    retiredTxfeeder cap'n crunch

    Sounds like he is getting free labor to pad his own numbers to make himself look better. How would he explain it if someone got hurt working before his/her start time? This seems to be hard to believe to me. Just sayin.
     
  15. Box Ox

    Box Ox Camacho for President!

    That'd stop very quickly at my location. After lots of laughing at the sup.
     
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  16. tacken

    tacken Active Member

    Dear GOD common sense people is there any? DONT WORK FOR FREE!!!!!!!!!
     
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  17. bmorebrown

    bmorebrown New Member

    ....and if you're not in your work area early off the clock? Then what? Is he threatening discipline?
     
  18. blkmamba

    blkmamba Active Member

    I always had a setup guy, he had the most seniority and yes he got paid even if he started 20 minutes early and setup only took 5. You either make this crap up or really need to read your contract. People like you are the easiest for management to manipulate. Rather than reading labor laws and your contract you reach out to an Internet forum.

    Educate yourself.
     
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  19. MendozaJ

    MendozaJ Active Member

    No pay. No work.
     
  20. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    Buy him a DQ blizzard?
     
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