Not Runner Gunner But Don't Eat

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by mrbrownstone, Apr 2, 2016.

  1. mrbrownstone

    mrbrownstone Active Member

    I'm not a runner but always put in for lunch with the rationale that I prefer to sometimes walk a little slower or work at a slightly relaxed pace to make it through the day.

    I know I can't move at the desired UPS speed and even after driving a few years am not always the most efficient.

    Puttting in for my lunch and break usually puts me about scratch or say 15-20 clicks under. Which means I'm simply not fast enough to take and hour lunch and not run over.

    Yes, I have senority and am aware that I'm not supposed to care about numbers but it keeps me from being harassed.

    In my mind I'm not falsifying documents or running and gunning because I don't literally run and am never done until 6 or after anyway. Also I'm simply too slow to take a legitimate lunch and run scratch.

    Anyone else this way?

    Edit: I drink GNC Mass Gainer Complex shakes for calories and energy while I'm working but don't stop to eat.
     
  2. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    How much time, if any, are you putting in the DIAD for your lunch and break(s)?
     
  3. mrbrownstone

    mrbrownstone Active Member

    I used to put in 10 min paid and 45 min lunch. That usually kept my scratch. I figure that is about how much time I loose digging for packages or not being perfectly organized or walking slightly slower.

    Now with more pressure on our center to put in our whole our plus 10 min I'm running 20 to 40 clicks under.
     
  4. ManInBrown

    ManInBrown Well-Known Member

    Are you crazy? Why are you worried about running scratch. There made up fantasy land numbers are there problems. Not yours. Guarantee they all laugh about you every day in there little Center manager office meeting. LOL. So and so worked thru lunch again yesterday. More free labor. LOL. Grow a set and do the job the right way
     
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  5. mrbrownstone

    mrbrownstone Active Member

    But I'm still not fast enough to legitimately take a whole hour.
     
  6. bottomups

    bottomups Bad Moon Risen'

    If you are entering a lunch and not taking it you are falsifying records.
     
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  7. mrbrownstone

    mrbrownstone Active Member


    When I look at my centers numbers everyday almost every driver is under whether they are 20+ year veterans or newer guys.

    Now I don't have my own route, I'm a full time senority cover driver as we call it. Maybe having your own route makes it easier.

    I just figure most of the driver's are actually efficient enough to legitimately take an hour lunch and be under.

    Even on my best days when a route isn't blown out, I don't have tons of heavy packages or irregs and I say to myself that I'm really moving I look at thr numbers the next day and am amazed.
     
  8. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    You can start by taking part of your lunch during the day and the rest at the end. You will slowly get to the point where you will be able to take it all during the day.

    There is a report that shows work done during recorded meal times and, depending upon your center management team, you can be disciplined for doing so.
     
  9. Oh Shoot

    Oh Shoot Well-Known Member

    Only numbers I care about are the ones on my paycheck every friday...just saying
     
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  10. mrbrownstone

    mrbrownstone Active Member

    Yes, but if I choose to work at a slower safer pace than what UPS desires can't that be considered toward lunch. Otherwise, it would be viewed as stealing time.
     
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  11. mrbrownstone

    mrbrownstone Active Member


    Yes but that is probably because your so fast efficient that you wouldn't be bothered either way.
     
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  12. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Yes, if you choose to work at a slower pace, that could be considered stealing time; however, it would not be considered lunch as you are working.
     
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  13. mrbrownstone

    mrbrownstone Active Member

    Right, I'm not saying I'm a slug but I'm simply not able to walk at almost a sprint pace for 9hrs and 180 stops so I like to vary my speed based on the size, and weight of the packages.
     
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  14. Oh Shoot

    Oh Shoot Well-Known Member

    This job is not a sprint it's a marathon...pace yourself
     
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  15. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

    Take your lunch. You need a break to refresh and clear your head.
     
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  16. joeboodog

    joeboodog good people drink good beer

    Talked to a couple bonus guys the other day. I asked them if they did 10 hours of work in 9.5 hours how much would they get paid. They answered 10 hours. I smiled and said I would do that 10 hours in 10.5, get paid for 10.5, and have a light day on Friday because I'm on the 9.5 list. Game, set, match.
     
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  17. Oh Shoot

    Oh Shoot Well-Known Member

    Touche
     
  18. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    Putting in lunch but working through it regardless of your rationale is being a runner. Period.
     
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  19. dookie stain

    dookie stain Well-Known Member

    You will never please them...do 20 stops an hour they'll ask why you didn't do 25 an hour...take every single one of your breaks to its fullest and don't touch a package..I used to sort out my truck during lunch but I don't even do that anymore
     
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  20. mrbrownstone

    mrbrownstone Active Member

    But that's a double edge sword. Not moving like He-Man all day is stealing time.
     
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