pay us for our second break??

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by brownlif23, Mar 11, 2011.

  1. brownlif23

    brownlif23 New Member

    have anyone heard about the ruling out of califorina courts about you ups have too pays us for missed breaks??:angry:
  2. CustomerConcern

    CustomerConcern New Member

    ummmmm what?
  3. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    You get two hours paid for every hour of breaks you are denied. I believe Cheryl or someone posted the story.
  4. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    This has to be the only company in America where you have to file a lawsuit to sit down and eat. It's amazing they don't make the top 10,000 greatest places to work list. Most Admired?
  5. MobileBA

    MobileBA Member

    I'm not following the line of questioning. Could you be more specific in details. I've read the news blurb on the subject matter out of California.
  6. Coldworld

    Coldworld Well-Known Member

    So true...its nothing short of pathetic...they really know how to spin things in their direction...don't they survey hourly employees when they do these surveys??
  7. Just Numbers

    Just Numbers Retired

    Instead of paying for the break, how about they pays you to goes back to schools to learn hows to spell the English language.

    QKRSTKR Active Member

    What I don't understand is everyone has a right to sit down and take their lunch. If your not going to get all your business delivered, let management know and that's that. No one sits on car with me and tells me i can't take my lunch everyday at 1pm.
  9. beentheredonethat

    beentheredonethat Well-Known Member

  10. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    The company preys on the fact that people want to get done at a decent hour. They start you late and load you down and you skip your lunch to get done. People just need to take the lunch and eventually mgmnt will get sick of dealing with it and adjust the routes accordingly.
  11. CustomerConcern

    CustomerConcern New Member

    Funny true story, this happened Thursday 3/10/11:

    Preload had issues with equipment, MGT sent them home right at 0915 (driver start time) didn't get truck loaded and leave bldg until 1015. Had 12 NXDA stops, On-Road said no ground before air. Finished last air stop at 1103, drove across town 6 miles to make P/U sched for 1115. By 1145 I was at first ground stop of day now over an hour off schedule. At 1215 broke trace to go hit a sched P/U for 1230, finished P/U and took first break at 1245. Went back to where I left off on business loop. 1330 - 1430 stopped and took lunch. Had to break trace and deliver 5 NXDA savers by 1500. Called center manager at 1459 told her will have 20 missed business stops. center manager says "sheet them" (signing her name) and she would come get them. Told center manager find a driver to come deliver them, but I wont sheet them. 15 minutes later a PT Driver calls me to set up meet point to take rest of business. PT Driver missed 3 of the stops (lol). center manager got ripped by DM for putting in too many routes. What an awesome day/
  12. tell me this guy isn't a driver
  13. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    Why do we lose faith in our company? It doesn't have to be this difficult. We deliver boxes for gods sake.
  14. stewardtwoniner

    stewardtwoniner New Member

    paid breaks are nice but at some point I just want to go home.
  15. DS

    DS Fenderbender

    No they wont,they accomplish what they want when they want how they want.
    Intimidation is rampant at hubs and centers everywhere.
    A seasoned driver may well get his way ,but only after intense scrutinization,ride alongs,safety quizzes.Even if your whole hub is running smooth and everyone is happy,theres another one 300 miles away firing people for stupid things.

    A lot of young drivers have spent 2 1/2 years getting to top rate,they have wives,mortgages,and a strong desire to make ups their life.

    Face it,if some a@@hole center manager wants you gone,he will find a way.You will probably get your job back,but only after monitary hardships.

    They talk about logistics,but every hub is run with no set rules,with different rules decided by the few that are trying to please the master.

    I think after 100+ years there should be a book that covers everything.
  16. satellitedriver

    satellitedriver Moderator Staff Member

    What's a paid break?
    Down here you can only justify using your unpaid lunch hour to take a break.
  17. CustomerConcern

    CustomerConcern New Member

    we get 2 15 minute breaks paid here
  18. satellitedriver

    satellitedriver Moderator Staff Member

    Sweet deal,
    7 1/2 hrs work, to get paid 8, and an hour off for lunch.
    What's wrong with this picture?
  19. CustomerConcern

    CustomerConcern New Member

    full hour for lunch
  20. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    But you have "the right to work".