Why break so early?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by MeltedSnowman, Dec 3, 2014.

  1. MeltedSnowman

    MeltedSnowman Member

    Last night my hub went on break about 40 minutes into the twilight shift. Why? Are the managers in the tower just busting balls or is there some logic to stopping the belts when they are loaded to capacity so just people can stand around and look at each other? It made for one long ass night. The supervisors ended up loaded trailers during this time just because it was such a cluster.
     
  2. browner89

    browner89 Active Member

    I believe its intended to screw the workers, they may have anticipated a very long night so by giving you a > 30 minute break they shouldn't need to pay you OT after 5, instead after 8.

    May have also been a problem with one of the belts you didn't know about and it just looked like a break?
     
  3. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Break dancing?
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  4. Not sure but I believe break cannot be called within the 1st hour of your shift.
     
  5. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    Agreed...I thought it was after the first hour and before the 4th hour.
     
  6. Yesterday on the pre-load, there was a handful of forever bags to do and a full cart of send agains from the day before. Supervisor called break even though a truck was put on the door within 7 minutes of the 10min break. That was an hour and a half into the shift and had to work 6hrs straight w/o a break.

    So far I've worked almost 23hrs this week with only 30mins of break time.......that's not right.
     
  7. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    I have 27 hrs and change after today....with a 10 min break each day. It may not be in compliance with state law....but it's how peak has always run since I've worked here.
     
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  8. It's definitely not in compliance and I understand that's how peak has always been. They always harp about safety, yet they're working people 6hrs straight which means it's a hell of a lot more likely to let your guard down due to fatigue and leading to a in building accident / injury.
     
  9. browner89

    browner89 Active Member

    24 hours worked and 0 minutes break allowed so far.
     
  10. MeltedSnowman

    MeltedSnowman Member

    It may have been an hour in, probably right down to the minute. Oh well, at least I get one unlike a few others that have responded. I'll observe a moment of silence on my next break for those that never received one. :(
     
  11. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    I'd rather have the OT....with a 30 min break being optional.
     
  12. arice11

    arice11 Active Member

    What's a break?
     
  13. MeltedSnowman

    MeltedSnowman Member

    A designated period of time were you are not required to work. I was told it used to be 15 minutes at my hub but was reduced to 10 when more bathrooms were added, :smart:
     
  14. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    When you go to DQ...
     
  15. Sleeve_meet_Heart

    Sleeve_meet_Heart making the unreadable unreadabler

    State law and contract will dictate your breaks. It's possible you live in a state without any breaks and your supplement doesn't cover one, but worth checking, as always.
     
  16. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    My state law says a shift of 6 hours or more....a 30 min unpaid break. After 9 hours....you get a paid 10min break and an unpaid 30min.
     
  17. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    Break a hip dancing?
     
  18. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    jealous?
     
  19. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    Not yet...lol
    Can I sit on your lap and tell you what I want for Christmas, Santa OG? :)
     
  20. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Grive the sups working and get yourself some extra cash.