Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by 1989NW, Apr 14, 2020.
Enjoy prison OP
Read the above real slow
He already answered this for you------he prefers to spend time with his family and is willing to lose money to do so.
That being said-----DO NOT drive anywhere while on lunch. While I do understand and appreciate your reasoning, you are simply asking for trouble, especially if something were to happen while you are on your "meal break".
100 stops on some of our routes is a 9 hr day fyi.
But even at 120 that's at least 3 routes.
A lunch "taken" at the end of the day is basically not taking a lunch at all.
I can see it for an 8 hr requested day, granted or not, but not habitually as you stated.
I lived on my delivery area and generally took my meal break between 1545-1630. This was a natural break between deliveries and the first round of pickups and the second round of pickups which closed out my day. I would eat during the day and would use the break time as I pleased.
I wish. Out of about 65 routes, very few of ours are near 100 stop count. Most are closer to 200.
Miles, area, pieces. They're all different.
Still, 20 spohr x 65 ÷ 200 x .5 is over 3 routes at that level of dispatch. The local should get involved and tell those drivers to knock it off. It's screwing other workers over.
My opinion is that whenever UPS is facing a reduction in workforce they start firing people. There's rumors of massive layoffs. If people don't get back to work soon then there could be massive economic devastation and our customers might have no money to order amazon crap.
Since you are working during lunch. Some state laws say, your employer is obligated to pay you for your lunch.
Lunch break here is between the 3rd and 6th hr of your day per our cba.
There was an unbid route that went out with 450 del pcs/120 del stops + 35 pm pickups. A young driver, tired of Russian roulette coverage, forced them to bid it.
He took his first 10 min break after the 10:30 airs were done, lunch around 12 noon, and the last paid break right before his pick up string started at 15:00.
He needed help every day getting businesses del for a month but his ors couldn't touch his efficiency because he did the job right.
In one month the bulk stops came off, the route went down to about 100 del stops, 280 del pcs, 35 pickups and stayed that way for years.
Not a bonus center fyi but it paid dividends for the driver's health, they finally created a route that made a couple of close proximity routes much better...
all because this guy did it right, every day, and ignored the wind from management along the way to fixing the problem.
God bless the drivers that have spine.
One thing I'll say is, unfortunately, it's also other drivers that will blow smoke because they have to help that route out.
You should take your meal and all other rest periods everyday. It will make your dispatch lighter in the long run. Then you will have more energy when you go home!
The people who ran that route prior to this driver bidding it burned through it. Businesses were missed and sheeted as such when the guy bid it until they put a route in to make service and they added work from other heavy routes to keep it in.
Yes Skippy- everyone knows all of your dark secrets. Lol.
Yes you can be fired for that. You would most definitely get your job back.
Stop doing that crap immediately (duh.)
In our center, during new driver training you're forced to take an hour lunch. Back when I did mine, the second week in I was taking 1.5-2 hour lunches because they wouldn't put enough work on the route during the training. Was a bit irritated at that because I can't be bothered sitting for longer than 30 minutes. Let alone 15.
But he needs to get done. Lol.
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