Lunch Break Question

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by BrownTruck, Aug 11, 2011.

  1. BrownTruck

    BrownTruck New Member

    Hello i am a new guy here so i am sorry if this has already be talked about.

    Can you be forced to take your lunch between the 3 and 6 hour?
  2. grgrcr88

    grgrcr88 No It's not green grocer!

    Yes it is written in the contract, at least in the central region.
  3. BrownTruck

    BrownTruck New Member

    Even if you are not a 9.5 driver?
  4. superballs63

    superballs63 Well-Known Troll Troll

    What is a 9.5 driver?

    a full time driver is a full time driver. The center I work in doesn't care when we take lunch. Yes, we're SUPPOSED to take lunch between the 4th and 6th hour, but its never enforced.
  5. BrownTruck

    BrownTruck New Member

    9.5 grievance . That you can only work 2 days out of the week over 9.5 hours.
  6. grgrcr88

    grgrcr88 No It's not green grocer!

    That has absolutely nothing to do with your lunch. You are both required and allowed to take a 30 minute lunch between the 3rd and 6th hour.
  7. chuchu

    chuchu Guest

    Can you be forced to take your lunch between the 3 and 6 hour?[/QUOTE] One for sure way to get more business stops piled onto your day is consistantly take your lunch after 5 PM.:sad-little::sad-little:
  8. TheKid

    TheKid Well-Known Member

    10 Min. break between 2nd and 3rd hr, 1hr. lunch between 4th and 5th hr., 10 min. break betwen 6th and 7th where I am
  9. BrownTruck

    BrownTruck New Member

    We take a 50min lunch and we have to take a 10min paid break. I like to take mine at the end of my day just before my P/U.
  10. BrownTruck

    BrownTruck New Member

    We were told that if you are a 9.5 driver you have to take it between 3 and 6 hour.
  11. Bubblehead

    Bubblehead My Senior Picture

    When do you eat dinner then?
    I've heard all of the reasons dozens of times, but what the hell, maybe if you read it back to yourself you'll see...
  12. Bubblehead

    Bubblehead My Senior Picture know what?
    Never mind.
  13. CRASH501

    CRASH501 New Member

    in NY you must either:
    take a 20 minute break between 10:30 and 12pm and the remaining 40 minutes in 1 shot between 12 & 3pm
    take your full hour between 12 and 3pm.

    Now my problem is when your working until 9pm you are no longer allowed to take your 15 min break later in the day as opposed to being paid the 15 minute time bonus!
    I prefer to have the option to grab a slice or something quick rather that punching out between 8 and 10pm commuting an hour and eating cold leftovers at home between 9 and 11pm
  14. Sleeve_meet_Heart

    Sleeve_meet_Heart making the unreadable unreadabler

    I think what the OP is saying is that drivers not on the 9.5 list have the flexibility to take lunch whenever they want, while drivers on the 9.5 list are harrassed.

    I believe fair and equal treatment applies here, so as long as other drivers are violating the contract then everyone must be disciplined equally.
  15. chewbacca25

    chewbacca25 New Member

    ...whats a "lunch break?" o_O
  16. LagunaBrown

    LagunaBrown Well-Known Member

    Forced? Let me get this straight, you are complaining about fitting a meal period in a 3 hour gap? Do you really need more time to figure out when to pull over, eat and rest? I just don't get it. Union members should be forced to see how and why these laws are in place today so they are not taken for granted........ Please make time for yourself bro!
  17. grgrcr88

    grgrcr88 No It's not green grocer!

    Everyone must take it between the 3rd and 5th.
  18. BrownTruck

    BrownTruck New Member

    I am not a 9.5 driver and I am not complaining trying to fit it in. I don't want to take it between the 3 and6 . I want to take it at the end of the day.
  19. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    Are you a troll? Just askin'.
  20. over9five

    over9five Senior Member Staff Member

    Hi Tie??!!!