Quick question about bathroom breaks

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by nate4027, Mar 13, 2013.

  1. nate4027

    nate4027 New Member

    As a loader in a small center, the issue of having a supervisor cover a position for a bathroom break needs clarification. Is it considered an "emergency condition?" Some seem to think so and other do not.
     
  2. PiedmontSteward

    PiedmontSteward RTW-4-Less

    Are you referring to grieving it as supervisors working for covering an employee's work while he or she relieves themselves?

    I almost always let it slide, as a steward. I don't need management timing people when they're taking a dump.
     
  3. InsideUPS

    InsideUPS Active Member

    I totally agree with Piedmont here....overlook it and don't get into a "pissing contest":happy-very: with your supervisor. Whenever supervisors decide to work...I always encourage them to handle only the packages highlighted with Yellow and Black tape.:wink2:.....while I watch of course...
     
  4. nate4027

    nate4027 New Member

    No greivence has been filed but some people see it was a supervisors working greivence. I personally like to pick my battles and this is one I too feel should be off the table. Speaking of over weights, I am amazed at how many come through the system to my center with absolutely no overweight identification on them. I do my best to make sure they have the appropriate makings before being loaded into a package car, but they just keep on coming.
     
  5. Sleeve_meet_Heart

    Sleeve_meet_Heart making the unreadable unreadabler

    A grievance could be filed if the employee were forced to punch out or break off-the-clock. jmo If the Teamster is being paid in the bathroom, the sup is okay.
     
  6. nate4027

    nate4027 New Member

    Employee is being paid, sup just says to do it on break next time. Hey I can't help it when nature calls!
     
  7. PiedmontSteward

    PiedmontSteward RTW-4-Less

    A friend of mine recently started working as a loader at my hub. His PT sup (a pimple-faced 19 year old jackass) told him he couldn't go take a leak during the shift. He asked me what to do.

    I told him to put it "in the bank" and to wait 11 more days until he has seniority. Any sup that tries to keep someone from using the can should be lit up with paperwork.

    :smart:
     
  8. Sleeve_meet_Heart

    Sleeve_meet_Heart making the unreadable unreadabler

    The arrogant kid should be lit up on the unemployment line. The worst part is that it is part of culture, therefore this isn't an isolated instance.
     
  9. PT Stewie

    PT Stewie "Big Fella"

    Happens all the time. My kid 4 years on the job had a jack ass hitler youth polo wearing p.o.s.follow him into the men's room from the sort aisle because he had to take a leak.We don't work on the chain gang here "Break here boss? " KMA !
     
  10. Big Babooba

    Big Babooba Well-Known Member

    If the jack ass hitler youth polo wearing p.o.s. likes to watch, could that be sexual harassment?
     
  11. BigUnionGuy

    BigUnionGuy Got the T-Shirt

  12. Dracula

    Dracula Package Car is cake compared to this...

    Oh, that's an easy fix. Been done here years ago. Sexual Harassment grievance. No sup wants that on his record.