Forced 1 hr lunch

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Thatguy123, Jan 31, 2019.

  1. Edd O'Rion

    Edd O'Rion Member

    My building hasn’t deducted an hour lunch from our day in years. It only takes off what you put in. If you’re not working, code in a lunch. If you’re on lunch, don’t work or drive. If they are taking an hour out, make sure you sit for an hour.
  2. DOK

    DOK Well-Known Member

    You don’t have to take an hour lunch but you’re required to enter an hour lunch in the board, there is a difference.
  3. BigUnionGuy

    BigUnionGuy Got the T-Shirt

    Be careful with that.

    Entering a 1 hour lunch and recording/delivering pkgs during that time is

    considered "falsifying company documents". That's the quickest way for a

    newbie to get DQ'ed.... or, leave you in an awkward position to explain.
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  4. MyTripisCut

    MyTripisCut “They” are coming for us.

    Why enter a lunch if you don’t take it?
  5. UrFellowUpser

    UrFellowUpser Active Member

    Just take the damn hour lunch
  6. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    Why would I want to take an hour lunch at get home at 7:30 at night when I can take a 30 minute lunch and get home at 7:00?
    I’d rather spend that half an hour at home, watching TV on my couch with my dog, than to spend it staring out the windshield of my package car while I eat a cold sandwich...
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  7. wayfair

    wayfair Well-Known Member

    We're required to take an hour here, unless you work under 8 hours, then they hassle you into coding 05... most of the R&G's code 05.
  8. UrFellowUpser

    UrFellowUpser Active Member

    Probably dont even take the 30. I take my lunch because i get hungry by 1pm and i need a damn break. The job is already fast pace a physical and just doing that non stop all day will just drive me insane
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  9. Poop Head

    Poop Head Lovin' every minute of it!

    Well thank you Wade Boggs
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  10. WTFm8

    WTFm8 Active Member

    Wrong, it’s a common misconception.

    It’s states that determine lunch requirements. There are no federal/OSHA laws.
  11. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    Take the lunch your supplement requires you to.

    If it's 30 min or 1 hour take it. I'd hope you would agree with that. Especially someone that wants to use the contract to fight ORION.

    Picking and choosing the articles you want to follow in the contract makes you no better then the company.

    Your supplement allows you to take a 30 min that's fine but many don't allow that. My supplement doesn't state a time but we are locked out of the board for a 30 min lunch and I wish every board did this.

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  12. Bubblehead

    Bubblehead My Senior Picture

    You guys aren't thinking this all the way through, but you were close @soberups.

    In my opinion, it comes down to "operational needs" as you put it.

    If you are permitted to record a shortened meal period, and clock out a half hour early, who is going to cover the later committed pickups when the new Master is implemented, where every driver is automatically on the 9.5 list???
  13. KOG72

    KOG72 I’m full of it

    This would kill the runners,lo I like it
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  15. RolloTony Brown Town

    RolloTony Brown Town Active Member

    I think it depends on labor relations with the manager/division manager and the local. My old center manager fired multiple drivers for working through lunch. They got their jobs back but people stopped that stuff pretty quick.
  16. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    I do agree with that.
    We need nationwide language allowing drivers to take 30 minutes if that is their preference.
    Getting locked out of the board is BS though. If I am parked under a tree eating lunch and a customer pulls up and asks for their package, I dont want to be the jerk that says “sorry, you cant have it for another 42 minutes, I’m on my lunch break.”
  17. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    I just give it to them and have them sign a info notice. Then put it in after my lunch.
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  18. Bubblehead

    Bubblehead My Senior Picture

    I don't take my lunch in my truck, nor do I bring my DIAD or packages in with me for lunch, and will absolutely tell them to come back in 42 minutes.

    ....and that goes for the shuttle driver and supervisors too.
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  19. Bubblehead

    Bubblehead My Senior Picture

    Meal periods is yet another issue where I see no need for "autonomy".

    We should have one rule, for all, provided for in the National Master.
  20. There's the ones that enjoy their lunch embracing the moment:anigif_enhanced-24956-1415916202-15.gif

    And then there's the ones that have to get done to sort their truck: