Hour Breaks Required

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by SuperHandler, Aug 12, 2014.

  1. SuperHandler

    SuperHandler Member

    Now required to take an hour break after an 8 hour shift. Well, there goes the SFA score.
  2. 5yearsleft

    5yearsleft Member

    This is pretty common for about 3 or 4 months out of the year. It is not enforced whenever it is convenient for them to drop it (like peak!) and then it always is dropped right before SFA. They haven't required us to take the hour for about 6 months now.
  3. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    Just a power play compliments of MT3.

    He'll be bitching soon that service failures are up.
  4. Operational needs

    Operational needs Non desistas. Non exieras.

    That's funny. After after being required forever to take an hour break at 8 hours, we were recently told we only need to take 30 mins. Wahoo!

    Pretty sure this isn't an MT3 thing for once. Probably district director.
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  5. TheJackal

    TheJackal Active Member

    I haven't taken an hour break in a long, long time.
  6. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    I've never liked taking breaks. Much prefer to eat on the run and keep progressing through the job.
  7. dezguy

    dezguy Well-Known Member

    We got this just after peak ended. Of course, when freight is late or there is an early pull, they tell you it's ok to skip. I usually take my break on those days and end up with lates or DEX 01's. Sorry, I'm either taking my break every day or skipping. There shouldn't be an in between.
  8. hypo hanna

    hypo hanna Well-Known Member

    Just your director trying to make goal. Once the service failures go up you will be back to 30 minutes.

    This kind of jerking you around with hours is something you won't see at a union shop.
  9. Mr. 7

    Mr. 7 The monkey on the left.

    I take how ever long of a break I feel like.
    Yesterday, 2 hrs., today half hr.
  10. TheJackal

    TheJackal Active Member

    We've always been told not taking a break is not an option. Even during PEAK, I take 30 minutes. I'm with bbsam, if I could, I wouldn't take a break at all.
  11. TerryFXHD

    TerryFXHD New Member

    FXHD and FXG drivers can't be forced to take breaks. We don't work for them.

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    But drivers can sue their contractors if their state requires one and they don't provide time for a break
  13. SuperHandler

    SuperHandler Member

    Yeah...Then they can retire in a van down by the river.
  14. Dr.Brownz

    Dr.Brownz Well-Known Member

    Hour break after 8 hours? What kind of whacky rules do you fedex people live by?
  15. Operational needs

    Operational needs Non desistas. Non exieras.

    Whatever wacky rule they come up with that day, usually in response to some kind of lawsuit (or so they say).
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  16. hypo hanna

    hypo hanna Well-Known Member

    We have a department based in Memphis who's sole function is the creation of new whacky rules!
  17. Reattempt tomorrow

    Reattempt tomorrow New Member

    I take an hour break everyday. Only 30 minutes of it is paid.
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  18. CJinx

    CJinx Well-Known Member

    Laws vary from state to state, and company policy is all over the map depending on who's enforcing it. As for FXG/FHD drivers; not our employees, not our problem.:smart:

    Whenever something happens with payroll or break hours, blame the lawsuit in Cali. There's always something going on in Cali. :knockedout:
  19. fedupforsure

    fedupforsure Member

    I will never again take an hour break and have made station mgt very aware of this fact. I will turn in ID and walk out the door, but then again I only have # months till I retire so it would not affect me too much
  20. SmithBarney

    SmithBarney Well-Known Member

    Not sure what everyone is talking about, but DOT requires a break/rest period

    FedEx "rules"
    Under 6hrs no break required.
    Over 6hrs but under 8hrs :30min required.
    Over 8hrs :60Min required.

    per DOT At least a 30min break should be taken(started) before you hit the 8hr mark on the clock.

    So if you are not doing at least the 30min before 8, and you get pulled over by DOT or whoever you will be in Trouble... not to mention working straight through can be dangerous. Your body needs to rest..