Lunches..taken before work or on route?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by BrownAtTheBeach, Jan 28, 2011.

  1. BrownAtTheBeach

    BrownAtTheBeach New Member

    our center manager lets drivers take their lunches before start time (ie. start time 8:30 punch in at 7:30 and take hour lunch). my question is this benefiting the driver or ups? give your opinion...
  2. Bubblehead

    Bubblehead My Senior Picture

    UPS is the only one benefiting, and it is wrong and dishonest.
    No different than the common practice of taking lunch at the end of the day.
    It's easily explained.
    In the morning it's called breakfast, midday is lunch, and the end of day is dinner.
    Last edited: Jan 28, 2011
  3. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

  4. BrownAtTheBeach

    BrownAtTheBeach New Member

    please explain how this benefits still get your hours?
  5. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    UPS = they will always eat your lunch if you don't.
  6. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    You have people in your Center stupid enough to show up an hour before Start Time to clock in and eat Breakfast and not get paid for it? And then work 9-10 hours all day with no break of any kind? I thought I had heard it all by now.
  7. over9five

    over9five Senior Member Staff Member

    I would have to agree with the "stupid"-ness of that.
  8. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    How much is your time worth? I value mine at $30 and change for every hour, minimum. How can I say that? Because thats the dollar amount it takes to peel me out of bed next to my wife and trudge in to move trailers all day for a company that has fewer and fewer people there that appreciate the effort. I`m a number to them, it takes a number to buy me.

    As how it benefits them, you guys not taking lunch allows them to adjust everything from routes run to stops per,etc. It also ultimately will mean driver jobs, fewer of them. One day maybe yours.
  9. BrownAtTheBeach

    BrownAtTheBeach New Member

    believe it or not but quite a few do...i keep telling them you are going to get more work by coming in early from your route
  10. thessalonian13

    thessalonian13 Active Member

    I take my lunch between 1pm and 2pm every day. I never miss it. Our center manager will give us a warning letter if we take it before 12pm or later than 3pm.
  11. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    what time are you punching out each day ?? If it's later than 4:30 your getting screwed. I would bet they are working you till 6 - 6:30 if not later. The OT is nice but UPS is getting more work out of you each day than they would on a day when you took your lunch at the normal time. Which just means more stops per car.
  12. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    Sounds like my kind of guy.
  13. over9five

    over9five Senior Member Staff Member

    I approve the CMs actions!
  14. Bubblehead

    Bubblehead My Senior Picture

    That center manager is committing career suicide.
    He'll never go any further in this company with that attitude.
  15. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    I suspect it's even worse than that, how much you do you want to bet that these drivers are spending their unpaid "breakfast" setting up their trucks.
  16. hubrat

    hubrat Squeaky Wheel

    If you work during your lunch hour you are handing the company MORE THAN $5000 each year. This figure doesn't include the probability that the extra hour would've been overtime. You should go ahead and ask your supervisor if this 200+ hours will count toward your volunteer efforts.
  17. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Why in the world would anyone want to come in at 7:30 am just to sit for an hour unpaid before working the next 8-9 hours with only a 10 minute break? I am not a strong advocate of the "between the 3rd and 5th hour" rule but I do advocate that a full lunch and break be taken. I take mine toward the end of my day as it works best for me and my delivery area.
  18. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    Not just "setting up", but, helping to load, dumping bags up front, helping in the feeder. Some people love handing them money.
  19. CharleyHustle

    CharleyHustle Active Member

    What is the posted start time? All time on the clock before a posted start time is paid as overtime.
  20. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    That's not true.