Forced lunches

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

  1. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    I don't see.
     
  2. rod

    rod #1 on Upstates "list"

    think about it
     
  3. PASinterference

    PASinterference Yes, I know I'm working late.

    Funny how areas are different. Skipping lunch is the cornerstone of new driver training in my center. You should shake your center manager's hand for showing a little integrity. It's a rare thing, for sure.
     
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  4. Ghost in the Darkness

    Ghost in the Darkness Well-Known Member

    Forced lunches? What kind of title is that? Its a contractual agreement that allows you time to rest or eat a meal... to be treated like a human being. You'd rather it be a sweatshop... wth!?
     
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  5. Boywondr

    Boywondr The truth never changes.

    That'll get you fired for sure.
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  6. Boywondr

    Boywondr The truth never changes.

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  7. Rack em

    Rack em First to worst!

    Runner gonna run man, they see donating 30min a day to the company as a reward.
     
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  8. Boywondr

    Boywondr The truth never changes.

    No mortgage.
     
  9. Rack em

    Rack em First to worst!

    It could get him fired, but it likely won't stick. As long as he plays dumb and doesn't admit that he knew it was dishonesty, then he would get reinstated without back pay.
     
  10. Rack em

    Rack em First to worst!

    We have plenty of runners in our center with a mortgage, new car/truck, etc. that still skip their lunch and break trying to get off the clock as early as possible. Can't fix stupid.
     
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  11. Boywondr

    Boywondr The truth never changes.

    Severity =s the flavor of the day, if there was a class action lawsuit recently over it, and how many martyred employees they need to show it wasn't the company's fault.
     
  12. Ghost in the Darkness

    Ghost in the Darkness Well-Known Member

    Can you imagine these dipshiites negotiating contracts?
     
  13. Rack em

    Rack em First to worst!

    It would be a nightmare. They would negotiate for lower wages in exchange for allowing drivers to skip lunch.
     
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  14. Dumbo

    Dumbo Active Member

    When I first started I would skip lunch and nobody cared. Then I realized I was leaving a significant amount of money on the table and since Ive forced myself to take them.

    Side note about firing for something like this...I also was under the impression when I first started that there were only a few cardinal sins you can be fired for. Dishonesty being one of them. The problem is that they call pretty much everything dishonesty. They can pretty much fire you for anything and just slap a dishonesty or integrity label on it. It really comes down to how much they like you. It's pretty ironic though because I catch our supervisors and center managers in outright lies all the time while they preach integrity. One time they posted accident photos from an incident several years in the past when you looked it up the story on the internet, and the building manager dead faced told everyone it just happened that week.
     
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  15. Rack em

    Rack em First to worst!

    That's one thing that's always pissed me off. If we are "dishonest" we get fired, but management can be as dishonest as they want and it doesn't affect them one bit. People in management that lie the most end up getting promotions instead of being fired.
     
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  16. Ghost in the Darkness

    Ghost in the Darkness Well-Known Member

    They would agree to work Thursdays for free so they could get Fridays off.
     
  17. Overpaid Union Thug

    Overpaid Union Thug Well-Known Member

    But but but....I wanna get home early! LOL
     
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  18. Boywondr

    Boywondr The truth never changes.

    If every driver skipped their lunch I wonder how many route they could cut daily? Let's see...

    That 30 min period would slowly get back filled with work and 50 routes x 8 stops (@16 SPOHR) is 400 stops ÷ by 100=s 4 routes.

    Go ahead and screw not only yourselves but your newest drivers who will be double bumping thanks to you.
     
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  19. Overpaid Union Thug

    Overpaid Union Thug Well-Known Member

    And habitually waiting until finished with a heavy commercial stop route to take a lunch is bone headed too. Allot of work can be done in an hour in the middle of the day that would normally extend later commercial stops into pickup times. Eliminating that habit could easily result in less work. Either via less stops and/or pickups.
     
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    Last edited: Apr 14, 2020
  20. Optimus Prime

    Optimus Prime New Member

    400 stops = 4 routes??