Arrival time/Start time

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Blkgiraffe, May 10, 2015.

  1. Blkgiraffe

    Blkgiraffe Member

    At my location, we're told start time is at like 6:30, 6:45 or 7:00. However, rarely is start time reflected on the schedule. Work starts at 6:45 but my schedule says 7. Should I talk to someone about this or is this normal???
  2. RonBurgandy??????????

    RonBurgandy?????????? God is Great, beer is good , People are crazy.

  3. Gumby

    Gumby *

    Your daily start time should be posted,atleast the day before..

    Some locals have a steady start time all week. It may be slightly different depending where you are at.
  4. Blkgiraffe

    Blkgiraffe Member

    Did I say something wrong???

    Basically I don't think I'm being paid for the 15 minutes I work due to the time on my schedule differing than when the warehouse starts up work.
  5. Blkgiraffe

    Blkgiraffe Member

    It differs where I work. Normally Monday is 6:30, Tues to Thurs is 6:45 and sometime Friday is 7.

    We're told the previous day when to arrive the next day.
  6. RonBurgandy??????????

    RonBurgandy?????????? God is Great, beer is good , People are crazy.

    Ask your union steward. You should be paid from minute you start work. Start times should be posted on Friday for the following weeks start times. If your start time for Monday says 4. Show up for work at 4.
  7. RonBurgandy??????????

    RonBurgandy?????????? God is Great, beer is good , People are crazy.

    Then arrive at the time you are told. You should be paid from start time they told you. Keep track of your hours. File on any discrepancies
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  8. Gumby

    Gumby *

    That sounds about then. They change the start times by how many routes are in and what time they expect the drivers to return to the building.

    Hope that helps.
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  9. Box Ox

    Box Ox Well-Known Member

    If your start time is 7, punch in any time up to 6:59 and 59 seconds. Refuse to touch anything before then and invite sups to make your day if they try to get you to work off the clock.

    The way I see it, it's about more than getting shorted 15 minutes of pay. Corporate doesn't care about me and I don't expect them to. So I imagine that if I fall off a catwalk or lose an arm off the clock things could get pretty ugly.
  10. Number24

    Number24 #24

    If work starts at 6:45 work starts at 6:45. If it says 6:45 on your start time (clock in) login computer that's the time that you will start getting paid.
  11. MendozaJ

    MendozaJ Active Member

    It's normal. Record your hours each day, every day. That's the only way you'll find out if you're getting time owed. If you're not told anything, go by the posted schedule.
  12. BrownTexas

    BrownTexas Well-Known Member

    This happens everywhere. At our center they will tell everyone to get there at 6. Then they have untold staggered starts. Once you complain they will inform you of the staggered starts so then you know when to actually come in.
  13. If your start time is 6, show up at 6. If they tell you 545 show up at 545 and make sure your start time is changed if you work. Don't ever work for free.
  14. Mugarolla

    Mugarolla Light 'em up!

    You start when your schedule says you start.

    Everyone does not necessarily start when the "warehouse" starts.

    There may be staggered start times because the unload has to get the packages unloaded from the trailers onto the belts and down to the package cars. So preloaders may start 15 minutes after the unloaders.

    Irreg workers may also start later, or they may start one right away and the rest 30 minutes later since there may not be that many irregs to process in the first half hour.

    Bottom line, start when your schedule tells you to start. There are staggered times for a reason.

    You are probably not being paid for that 15 minutes because you started yourself before your posted start time and are working off the clock.
  15. browner89

    browner89 Active Member

    This, never work for free and track your hours on your phone. Compare to paystubs weekly.

    Also on top of this, make sure you're not showing up for the SORT start and having a different start time yourself. My hub only has about half the shift start at sort start and the rest are staggered over the next 15-45 minutes based on how long they've been there.
  16. RealPerson

    RealPerson Active Member

    In Central, Start times MUST be posted the last day of the Week before.
    If you are asked to work Before your start time is is 1.5X or double pay, I forget.
    I would bet that most places have in the supplements that your work schedule is to be POSTED.

    If you are working before your start time and a supervisor did not instruct you (you getting X times pay) then you are working OFF the clock and if you get injured, you are not covered... ehhh
  17. No_Member_Name

    No_Member_Name New Member

    I've never seen our start time posted anywhere in our hub. They just announce it everyday. "Tomorrow start time is.......for the primary and 15 minutes later for the hub"
  18. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    As long as you are on company property you are covered. You could be disciplined for working off the clock.
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  19. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    This is fact.
  20. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    That's part of the problem. I could place a safe bet most don't even know who the steward is. Just look at all the part time sups working in the hub. It's a big part of the work force.

    I wonder how many jobs could be created if the union would simply enforce the contract?