New Break Policy?

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by Oggie04, Jan 10, 2013.

  1. We were told recently that all routes are now required (by policy) to take a 1.5 hour break daily. Has anyone else heard of this? I haven't done it and don't plan on doing it. Just seems like just another way of bullying couriers into giving up more money. Thanks, FedEx.
     
  2. RTURNSONLY

    RTURNSONLY Member

    Our break policy changes weekly; whatever's our management team mood is, period.
     
  3. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    May I ask what region you are in?
     
  4. Rhoderunner

    Rhoderunner Active Member

    We were told yest 30 mins for up to 6 hours worked and a full hour for those over 8 hours worked. Sounds fishy to me.
     
  5. StuffItFred

    StuffItFred Member

    Sounds like BS to me. If that is the case I would make sure I took my 1.5hr break at 1330 so at 1501 I can start the rest of my SOS deliveries and have at a min 20 lates! Stick it right back up their a**!
     
  6. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    30 mins up to 6 hrs and 60 mins for 8 hrs has been the standard for awhile now.
     
  7. SmithBarney

    SmithBarney Well-Known Member

    Yes that is corp policy, and for a while managers were allowing only 30min for the day(everyday)

    and since split pay is gone taking a 1.5hr break has no benefit.
     
  8. hypo hanna

    hypo hanna Well-Known Member

    Coincidence?
     
  9. Rhoderunner

    Rhoderunner Active Member

    Yes but we've had a few try the ole "If you're full time it's a hour no matter what" crap. Whatever suits them at the time is what they try to get away with.
     
  10. Mr. 7

    Mr. 7 The monkey on the left.

    Even that's not true.
     
  11. overflowed

    overflowed Well-Known Member

    I haven't taken a full hour break in about 3 or 4 months. Why would I do such a thing?
     
  12. jmeti000

    jmeti000 Member

    My state law says:
    If more than 5 hours are worked in a shift:

    • Workers must be allowed at least a 30-minute meal period.
    • Workers must be at least 2 hours into the shift before the meal time can start.
    • The meal time cannot start more than 5 hours after the beginning of the shift.

    Ive never seen anything that says an employer cant make you take a longer meal break...That being said it still makes no sense since you will still be working the same amount, just out later. IMO, the company is just trying to make our lives as miserable as they can, afterall, misery loves company lol.
     
  13. If everybody takes a full lunch...like we are supposed to!!!and maybe a few packages would be missed!!!,,they might have to put a route or3 in!!!
     
  14. SmithBarney

    SmithBarney Well-Known Member

    BINGO!
     
  15. I need to check my state laws because with all the late freight we are still getting we are made to go on break to wait for the CTV's. Also there are a lot of routes that take breaks at the end of the day after all their work is done. I take my break in the middle of the day on a normal day but I'm pretty much forced to take an early break when the freight is late or ill be sweeping the warehouse if I chose not to go on break.
     
  16. Rhoderunner

    Rhoderunner Active Member

    Your break can not be in the first or last hour of your shift. If they tell you to go on break for late CTV in that first hour they are breaking corp policy.
     
  17. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Wait for CTV time should be Code 43, which is Late Aircraft/Late CTV. Funny how they bend the rules when they suit FedEx, isn't it? As Rhoderunner said, your break cannot be during the first of last hour of your shift.
     
  18. Mr. 7

    Mr. 7 The monkey on the left.

    Agreed.
    All during peak, when we were waiting for late frt. and they were telling us to take a lunch, I never did. I'd just stay in code 30.
    I take a lunch when I want to take a lunch which is gonna be in the middle of the day.
     
  19. Yes I know but since the first of the year we are still having late freight and are told to go on break until the next truck gets to my location. I just never thought about it could be a state law that's being violated. I resist going on break but end up doing it because I don't want to be doing BS work while I wait for the truck. During peak I didn't go on break while we waited for freight.
     
  20. overflowed

    overflowed Well-Known Member

    No, you shouldn't be on break. You should be on a code for Delay.