"Really" long hours.

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by gumbybros, Dec 11, 2006.

  1. gumbybros

    gumbybros New Member

    We got a message sent to us today, courtesy of our district manager..."No missed pkgs! Work up to 14 hours." For us, that would be 11:45 PM. Around here a person could get shot walking up on someones porch that late. Is that even legal?
     
  2. Raw

    Raw Raw Member

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    We got a message sent to us today, courtesy of our district manager..."No missed pkgs! Work up to 14 hours." For us, that would be 11:45 PM. Around here a person could get shot walking up on someones porch that late. Is that even legal?
    
    You posted at 6:45 pm, I don`t get home during the summer that early ! Why are you complaining ?
     
  3. gumbybros

    gumbybros New Member

    First of all, I didn't say I worked that late. And I don't intend to if I don't have to. Second of all bozo, what makes you think I'm in your time zone. And apparently you're home to post a reply.
     
  4. 25yrvet

    25yrvet New Member

    'Safety Concern' ---ever had a rancher open the door with a gun in his hand? I have & it was 8pm.
     
  5. DS

    DS Fenderbender

    Its not only unsafe,its illegal.
    With a break its 15 hours.
     
  6. satellitedriver

    satellitedriver Moderator Staff Member

    Yes ,and he was drunk to boot. Not to mention, the cur dogs I had to walk thru to get to his door.
     
  7. trickpony1

    trickpony1 Well-Known Member

    In America, our days are 24 hours long.
    Of those 24 hours, we must be off work for 10 hours (that leaves 14 hours).
    Of those 14 hours, we must take 1 hour lunch (that leaves 13 hours).
    In America, we can only work 13 hours per day (but you can't exceed 60 hours a week)

    ........for those who are required to take only 30 minutes meal, you could work 13 1/2 hours (but you still can't exceed 60 hours per week.

    Periodically we go through this confusion..........:confused:1
     
  8. Cezanne

    Cezanne New Member

    Is there not a DOT requirement of not working a driver past 60 hours a week or 15 hours a day. They probadly still keep track of your road time in the centers. Believe there is a monetary fine if a driver goes into violation.
     
  9. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    Haven't worked past 7PM yet. That could change any day.
     
  10. MR_Vengeance

    MR_Vengeance United Parcel Survivor

    i heard in our building we are still on the 12 hour rule for pkg drivers. And yes you can work up to 14 hours a day........two 30 min lunch (feeder) one hour for pkg driver.
     
  11. satellitedriver

    satellitedriver Moderator Staff Member

    I haven't gotten off work before 7PM in 3 years.
     
  12. tieguy

    tieguy Banned

    Since most of you are not feeder most dot rules really do not apply to you. However UPS tries to keep you tied to 60 hour a week rules even though they really don't have to. DOT rules recquire you work no more then 14 hours a day including lunch time. and no more then 60 hours a week even though you do not drive more then 150 miles from your building therefore exempting you from most DOT Hours of service rules. Therefore if management decides to keep you at 60 hours a week or less then thank them for their thoughtfullness cause they could legally whore you to death if they so chose.
     
  13. wornoutupser

    wornoutupser Active Member

    Tie,
    Even though UPS wants to kill us at 14 hours a day ( OK, make that 13.8,13.9) here, the one thing that the Florida Highway Patrol has PROMISED me is a ticket if they catch me 1 click over 60 hours.
    My area is heavily patrolled and I know many of the troopers. UPS even provided and ex-feeder manager to teach the local troopers that UPS drivers are not covered under the 12 hour rule. How thoughtful is that?
     
  14. Slowestdriver in America

    Slowestdriver in America Drive to stay Alive

    Legal Schmegal. This is UPS. J/k.

     
  15. wildgoose

    wildgoose WILDGOOSE

    Time to get your little #2 pencil and file a grievence for mis treatment ! Maybe your BA will hold your hand and tell you guys on how bad the world empire company is and sit by and watch. Keep paying your dues so you can be treated like a dog - Bow Wow !