Forced lunches

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by 1989NW, Apr 14, 2020.

  1. 1989NW

    1989NW Member

    My center has never forced us to take lunches and I never have Because I have young kids that I would rather get home to as quick as possible to spend time with. A little over a month ago they decided to start forcing us to take our 30 min lunch. My route is about a 30 min drive from our center so I have been putting in my lunch after my last stop on my drive back to the center. Nobody has ever said anything to me about it. Today my sup came up to me and said that he knows that I have been putting my lunch in during my drive back to the center and that is falsifying my time card, and dishonesty. He said that I could be facing termination. Could I really lose my job for that with no warnings at all? Shouldn't they at least tell me first "hey don't do that"
     
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  2. silverbullet2893

    silverbullet2893 KILL KILL!!

    @burrheadd is the man to ask. He’s a genius when it comes to these issues
     
  3. rod

    rod #1 on Upstates "list"

    So you've been donating a half hour a day to the company? That's awful nice of you.
     
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  4. silverbullet2893

    silverbullet2893 KILL KILL!!

  5. Yes
     
  6. PASinterference

    PASinterference Yes, I know I'm working late.

    Good Lord, there's no hope for these Einsteins. DO THE MATH and tell us why you donate over 6k per year to a billion dollar company. Damn.....
     
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  7. 1989NW

    1989NW Member

    That's how I look at it. So why would they care.
     
  8. Boywondr

    Boywondr The truth never changes.

    Does the DOT have jurisdiction over this? You need to find out.

    What size vehicle are you driving?

    Does your route go over 150 miles "as the crow flies"?

    Was there litigation in your state dealing with this?

    Have you called your union business agent to find out if this is truly a fireable offense...driving a commercial vehicle during a time out in your ELD (DIAD)?

    What does your steward say?
    What does your contract say?

    Why are you driving during your "lunch" time out period and how long does it take to RTB on an average day?
     
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  9. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    Question...

    What do you think your discipline would be if you were to get in a accident on your way back to your building while on your lunch?

    Think about it.
     
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  10. rod

    rod #1 on Upstates "list"

    WHY would you do that. You like your kids but on the other hand you are taking money from them by not working per contract. The kids will still be there a half our later. I certainly hope you didn't go after a drivers job expecting 9 to 5 hours.
     
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  11. PASinterference

    PASinterference Yes, I know I'm working late.

    Why don't you ask him if you can come in early and take lunch before work. At least you would be honest then.
     
  12. Boywondr

    Boywondr The truth never changes.

    Is this a trick question?uOCQoF.gif
     
  13. 1989NW

    1989NW Member

    Yes that's a good idea and I will ask him that. But I am just surprised that he would say termination before just telling me hey you can't do that, don't do that anymore. If he would have said that then I would have stopped. I didn't know that it was an issue. I thought they wouldn't care
     
  14. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    Well he doesn't seem to bright so I thought I'd give him a easy question because a few months from now he starts a thread...

    "Terminated for small accident"
     
  15. Boywondr

    Boywondr The truth never changes.

    Just jerking yo chain.
     
  16. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    He did tell you to stop. He told you also what the consequences are if you don't.
     
  17. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    I know. That response was more for @1989NW
     
  18. Boywondr

    Boywondr The truth never changes.

    Are you on bonus?
    Would you deliver or pick up pkgs during your lunch "time out".
     
  19. Wilson1397

    Wilson1397 Half the lies they tell about me aren't true!!

    He wouldn’t tell you. You were making his numbers look good.
     
  20. rod

    rod #1 on Upstates "list"

    See-I ain't the only one