When I arrived to work this morning, the entire building was "down". There were some computer issues I don't know the details of. We started about ~45 minutes late. So, I was expecting our break to come about ~45 minutes later than usual. My pt time sup comes around and tells me that they're (higher level management) putting that 10 minute break into the downtime period at the beginning of the shift. To my understanding, breaks have to be given somewhere between the 2nd and 3rd hour of the shift... I might be off a little there. So me and another person on our belt planned on filing grievances regarding this issue. I obtained some grievance forms, and moments later my full time sup appears and somehow already got wind of possible grievances. He seemed pretty angry and said that they had to do it to get the drivers out as on-time as possible, and mentioned that we can take a 10-minute break after we're done, on the clock. Yes, I did see that for what it was, a bribe. I did appreciate that this alternative "solution" was offered, though. I was conflicted about what to do because it wasn't really about getting paid for another ten minutes, it was about wanting to take the damn break half-way through the shift. It benefits me as a cooldown period, mentally. I made the decision to take the ten minutes after, so filing a grievance at this point would be inappropriate, and I won't be doing that. I prefer to resolve problems without getting the Union involved, and so far I have been successful. Although, I guess nothing has really been resolved here. Anyway, if I had filed this grievance, what "remedy" would I have requested? Getting paid for the break time? I already accomplished that. Other than pissing off management, would filing have benefited anyone?