Half hour breaks?

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by AB831, Apr 29, 2020.

  1. AB831

    AB831 Active Member

    The Memphis plane was an hour late today, so our senior manager let everyone in the station take one half hour break. I wonder if this was a fluke or the new norm during the pandemic. The latter would go a long way to showing that they actually care a little bit, but I'm not really holding my breath either.
     
  2. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Well-Known Member

    So you punched in and rather than having to pay you from your start time your senior was kind enough to let you guys go on a half hour break before starting to pay you?
     
  3. Inputnamehere

    Inputnamehere Member

    If it was an unpaid break ya'll are spineless
     
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  4. burrheadd

    burrheadd KING Of GIFS

    Kids getting screwed and doesent even realize it
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  5. AB831

    AB831 Active Member

    No, they had us take a half hour break during the sort and that was the only one they made us take all day. I should have been more clear that it was the only one we had to take.
     
  6. Fred's Myth

    Fred's Myth Nonhyphenated American

    Was it during the first hour, a violation of policy?
     
  7. AB831

    AB831 Active Member

    No, it was 70 minutes after we punched in.
     
  8. 59 Dano

    59 Dano I just want to make friends!

    Break in the first/last hour work is not a policy violation.
     
  9. 59 Dano

    59 Dano I just want to make friends!

    Why didn't you politely decline and take your 30 later on?
     
  10. FedexGirl

    FedexGirl New Member

    What does it matter when you take your break? You are off the clock whether you are milling about waiting or sitting in your truck in a gas station parking lot?
     
  11. 59 Dano

    59 Dano I just want to make friends!

    Some people would rather take their meal break near their meal time.
     
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  12. Operational needs

    Operational needs Virescit Vulnere Virtus

    I would never take a break while waiting for freight. That’s what a 43 is for.
     
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  13. Operational needs

    Operational needs Virescit Vulnere Virtus

    Because by taking your break during the sort you’re losing 30 minutes a day.
     
  14. Operational needs

    Operational needs Virescit Vulnere Virtus

    When did that change?
     
  15. Fred's Myth

    Fred's Myth Nonhyphenated American

    Are you saying this is not policy?

    Why is it that management threatens those who ‘violate’?
     
  16. 59 Dano

    59 Dano I just want to make friends!

    It hasn't changed in at least the last 15 years.
     
  17. 59 Dano

    59 Dano I just want to make friends!

    Sure looks that way, doesn't it?

    Threatens them with what?
     
  18. dezguy

    dezguy Well-Known Member

    Personally, I like breaking up my day into two half's. Taking a break in your first hours means you have a long work day ahead.
     
  19. AB831

    AB831 Active Member

    Just answer the question. I think you've already proven that you aren't as smart as you think you are, so why don't you just answer him instead of playing games?
     
  20. Bingo

    Bingo Member

    Our station has been on a 30 min break schedule since we started the no signature program. As far as taking the 30 minutes break while waiting for late freight. It is something I always do. Even though I lose the extra pay, I get home earlier which is more important to someone at the end of their Fedex career.
     
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