Driver Lunch Break

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by RuthlessSupSlayer, Oct 8, 2017.

  1. RuthlessSupSlayer

    RuthlessSupSlayer Active Member

    I know i am recently trained driver so i may change my thoughts on this as time goes on but...

    With the abundance of work/OT and limited time with our families I feel as though an option of 30 minute or an hour long lunch should be an option without having to have pay subtracted from our pay. Even better would be we get paid for the work we do and not the break we get paid for where we could hace a flex break option.

    There are some days where i want to take my whole hour but there are other dats where i would like to shorten my break so i get home to be woth my family and that comes with sacrifice obviously.
     
  2. Question, when you start coming in 30 minutes early, what do you think UPS’s reaction will be?
     
  3. Teamster ri

    Teamster ri Member

    :panicsmiley:Add more work !
     
  4. RuthlessSupSlayer

    RuthlessSupSlayer Active Member

    They could care less because when i do i just stand around and shoot the !#$@ with other drivers. Forgive my ignorance but now sure what this has to do with lunches. Please enlighten me
     
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  5. Sweeper

    Sweeper I need a bigger broom

    You aren’t the first and won’t be the last to think this way. There are a few things to realize about breaks and meals.

    The language that dictates when and how long you are on break is in your supplement. You can request to attempt to have it changed during the current negotiations. If your not happy with it you and every other member have the right to vote it down.

    Management doesn’t have the right to edit your time card. If you only code out a half hour then they should only take a half hour. With that being said eventually you’ll end up having disciplinary action taken against you if you start taking meal and breaks outside of the times that your supplement states or taking shorter or longer breaks.

    Taking breaks during the contractual times sometimes doesn’t make sense on your route. It could present you with issues with pickup time compliance, missed business deliveries, or missing the air trailer. Take your breaks when your supposed to. Text in when your going to have service failures. Don’t rearrange your day to take care of customers. Orion is supposed to do that for you. Management needs to adjust your day to fit your delivery area, the contract and your safe work pace not you adjusting when and if you take full breaks.

    Good luck
     
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  6. MyTripisCut

    MyTripisCut Director of Shenanigans

    The more you do, the more they will give you. If you normally do 180 stops, and start taking only a half hour lunch so you can help the wife wipe your kids asses, UPS will eventually say "hold on" Ruthlesssuperdupe keeps coming in at 1700. We can give him 20 more stops.........are you enlightened yet?
     
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  7. Gumby

    Gumby *

    This isn't a job with a lot if family time. Hopefully you make enough so your wife doesn't have to work.
     
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  8. RuthlessSupSlayer

    RuthlessSupSlayer Active Member

    Well u am not trying wipe asses just go out and catch some dinner with friends and family. Something like this isnt a deal breaker. It would just be nice to have an option. Thanks for the clarification...
     
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  9. Future

    Future Hi

    Thank you Father Murphy
     
  10. Gumby

    Gumby *

    This job also does wonders for your sex life also.
     
  11. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    We are required to take a 45 minute unpaid meal break.

    I also think 30 is plenty.
     
  12. PASinterference

    PASinterference Yes, I know I'm working late.

    Your best bet is the 9.5 list and 8 hr requests if you want anything that resembles a life at UPS. Or move to the bog.
     
  13. What will happen is, let’s say you work till 7:30 everyday. Now you start skating your lunch for 30 minutes. UPS will realize you’re getting done at 7, AND then start giving you another 20 stops. If you don’t believe me, do it your way. I’ve only been at UPS for 25 year.
     
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  14. ManInBrown

    ManInBrown Well-Known Member

    Lmao. You think they're worried about you seeing your family? Lol. They couldn't care less. They're actually glad they're affecting your family life. That's truly how they think. Sad but true.
     
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  15. ManInBrown

    ManInBrown Well-Known Member

    ding Ding Ding. There is only one way to do this job. Get done at 8:30 every night. You get done any earlier and it will be "Johnny can handle 20 more stops. He's getting done at 7:15 every night. Let's load him up"
     
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  16. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    8:30?? Screw that.
     
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  17. 22.34life

    22.34life Active Member

    Ups nor the union are big on "options".both sides want things equal less headaches.
     
  18. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

    It isn't subtracted from your pay.
     
  19. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    Help me out here. You want to get home to see family, but when you are done early you hang out and talk.

    Makes no sense at all.
     
  20. Tired Driver

    Tired Driver Sisyphus had it easy.

    I 05 every day. If they dispatch me with more work, l message the center through Diad that I need my air and ground pick up.