forgot to put lunch in my board

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by grouperman, Mar 7, 2008.

  1. grouperman

    grouperman New Member

    Getting a warning letter for forgetting to put lunch in board.Whattttttt the%%%%%%%% is that!I guess ups has nothing better to do:angry:
  2. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    May as well get used to it. After the lawsuit in so-cal this has been a major issue and is not likely to go away anytime soon. We have drivers get warning letters as well. When you take your lunch get in the habit of putting your time in, it'll save you alot of grief.
  3. Johney

    Johney Well-Known Member

    Did you take a lunch??
  4. brownman15

    brownman15 New Member

    did u take lunch and forget to put in board or did u not take a lunch. were i work we have a lot of people that do not take any lunch and get paid for it.
  5. satellitedriver

    satellitedriver Moderator Staff Member

    Betcha won't do that again.
  6. rocket man

    rocket man Well-Known Member

    there are 81 million reasons why you should do lunch ask the people from calif.
  7. jds4lunch

    jds4lunch What the hell is YOUPS??

    First of all, in my opinion if your not smart enough to code out a lunch and get caught, you deserve whatever is comming to you. Second, I'm in the dark here. What's this lawsuit about?
  8. trplnkl

    trplnkl 555

    So you never forget to do anything? WOW, it must be nice to be perfect.
  9. longlunchguy

    longlunchguy Runnin on Empty

    I bet being perfect has it's own set of pressures. Here in South Fla. the supplement says we get an hour for lunch. UPS is holding us to that. They want everyonr to take and record an hour everyday. If we don't, warning letters are coming. At least they are going by ONE ARTICLE IN THE CONTRACT!
  10. trplnkl

    trplnkl 555

    That wasn't my point at all. We are held responsible for recording our lunch also, but geez sometimes I have other things on my mind at a given time that take priority over recording a lunch time. If this is a reacuring problem for an individual, then yeah something needs to be done to fix it, but a warning letter is kinda extreme.
  11. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    This topic was also discussed in another thread in which the driver received a 1 day suspension for not entering his lunch in the DIAD. Among the many suggestions he received was one where he developed a "check out checklist" in which he wrote down all of the things that he needed to do before punching out each night, to include signing off call tag logs, signing off DVR, putting lunch and break times in the DIAD, putting ending odometer and fuel, etc. It was also suggested that the driver input the time that he started his lunch when he stops for lunch and then input the time that he finished his lunch when he returned to work. It is up to each of us to find what works for us. For me, I input my break and lunch times when I am refueling my vehicle but, just in case, our OMS clerk asks us nightly if we have put our lunch/break times in our board, which frustrates me to no end because we are adults and should be capable of performing this menial task on a daily basis.
  12. grouperman

    grouperman New Member

    Yes i took my lunch.i just forgot to put it in:knockedout:
  13. browniehound

    browniehound Well-Known Member

    I have two (2) very simple solutions to the drivers that are having difficulty remembering to put their lunch in the DIAD.

    Take you lunch and breaks allowed by the company. When you stop for your break, immediately go to the 'lunch and breaks' option in the 'timecard' section of the DIAD menu. Once there, enter you start time. When the break is over, enter that time.

    Option two, for those of us that reqularly skip lunch (not recommended) or have to to get out for an important event ( I'm guilty of this). First ask the center manager if you can get paid for your lunch. I've gotten a few yes' from him as I don't ask often or unless there will be service failures.

    If the manager won't pay you for your lunch and you need to work through it, as soon as you get your negative response, go to 'lunch and breaks' and just put in a time. At the end of the day when you go to punch out the DIAD will prompt you with "finish time required" and this will remind you to enter a lunch.

    When I skip lunch, I always enter a starting lunch time that is 1 minute after I punch out. This way, you're not falsifying delivery records. You simply chose to take your lunch after all your work was completed.
  14. Ghost in the Darkness

    Ghost in the Darkness Active Member

    I don't think you can enter for a lunchbreak time later than your punchout time & then punchout, can you?!
  15. browniehound

    browniehound Well-Known Member

    I've done it the last 5 times that I requested 8 hours. Once we punch in on a code 6 we get paid for 8. On an 8 hour request I skip lunch and finish in 7. It would make no sense for me to take an hour lunch when I can punch out in 7 get paid for 8. Why would any one just sit there for an hour when there will be no difference in your paycheck fo doing do?

    So as to not get bagged for 'no lunch' entry, I enter my lunch as 1 minute after I punch out to 61 minutes after I punch out. I've done this at least 5 times in the last year and have never been spoken to about it, So I quess we can do it.

  16. Overpaid Union Thug

    Overpaid Union Thug Well-Known Member

    I forgot to enter my lunch one time since this has been an issue. I told my sup that if anyone had a problem with it they could print up my route summary and look at the hour gap between two specific deliveries. We have to enter our lunch in the DIAD so we all know that that an hour will be deducted from our pay each day. Forgetting to enter it is one thing but to purposely skip lunch knowing that you'll basically be donating an hour of your time to UPS is just plain stupid.
  17. bokitch

    bokitch New Member

    i thank you can but i thank it will show a timecard error
    in our center they are making us show or diad to a supervisor
    before we clock out
  18. browniehound

    browniehound Well-Known Member

    Correct. Anytime you enter a luch after you return to building time the OMS has to fix your timecard.
  19. trplnkl

    trplnkl 555

    We have several drivers a day that finish their lunch after returning to the building. I don't know if they show return to building before of after the meal time though.
  20. browniehound

    browniehound Well-Known Member

    I know this to be true because here in the northeast we get large snowstorms. When this happens many drivers work through their lunch and get back to the buildng ASAP to minimize their road time in the storm.

    Since we are deducted 1 hour for lunch we must hang around the center for an hour before we punch out. The problem I have with this is, they are paying us anyway, why not pay us for our lunch and let us get a head start back home through the snowstorm?