Oh and you forgot the part about file later. A 40 year employee like you should know how this works, the company certainly can violate your contractual rights and the contract in general as long as you don’t file.
I’m well aware of part-time air drivers who enjoy making driver ground pay About 80% of the time, basically side deals with management. Then when they want to go home they throw a fit.
Thankfully that’s where I come in and find out they’ve been doing the job for more than 30 days in the 90 day period.