I think every center has had this problem at least once in the past. Honestly suprising you start any later than 4 with how much of a thole my building currently looks like. Peak is coming, they can't keep those wacky times up indefinitely.
Yea, this just recently happened. Never had such specific start times.We have different start times based on our position on the belt. The splitters at the head of the belt start 4-5 minutes earlier than the people at the far end. Gotta cut down those labor costs! We see weird times like that every week. I'm starting at 4:54 this week.
With 50 to 100 employees on a preload, saving 5 minutes could mean a total savings of over 6 hours. Or $100 a day in labor cost, $500/wk.Maybe they're trying to make people late so they can write them up?
Dunno, but seems like they're trying to make something simple overly complicated. It's not like they make a habit out of that, though.
I second this, it was a very important factor towards convincing them to bring start times back to 5 minute intervals.Give it back to them. Don't give them a free second. Stand by your station with a watch until it hits exactly your start time no matter what.