I keep it simple. I’m a 30 year, full-time, guaranteed 8 hours/day driver. I never allow them to code 5 me. There are days, usually on Mondays that I may clock out before 8 hours. The first thing I do when I get to the parking lot is check my time card to make sure that it says pay guarantee. If it doesn’t I walk back in and make sure that they change it. After a few arguments it’s no longer an issue. Also if they’re gonna code 5 you they have to ask you in the morning, not tell you when you’re about to clock out at night.
Had a supe come up to a driver last week after PCM. Said “you worked 7.8 yesterday, it’s ok that I switch it to Code 5 right?” Driver laughed and said no, not my problem. Can’t believe this place sometimes.