Pt'er maximum hours.

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by HardknocksUPSer, Dec 4, 2014.

  1. HardknocksUPSer

    HardknocksUPSer Well-Known Member

    How many hours can I work in a week time period and how many hours daily? I worked 14hrs yesterday and got chewed out, 12 the day before and nothing was said?
  2. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    PTers have no restrictions on hours of work.

    You can work as long as they tell you to work. If they didn't want you to work that long, they should have told you to go home, it is not up to you to limit your hours, but managements. It is easy for the hourly to lose track of time when they having this much fun, you know; especially since they don't want you looking at your phone, if they even allow you to bring it in the building.
  3. HardknocksUPSer

    HardknocksUPSer Well-Known Member

    Lol yeah I understand what ya mean, they told me I was supposed to work 9 more hours after I got off preload and we knocked out the route in 7hrs so they have no reason to complain!
  4. UPS4Life

    UPS4Life Active Member

    At Harrisburg PA twilight started at 10am yesterday.... Mandatory no breaks. I guess our building is that far behind. Sunday the hub ran almost 12 hours Alone on day shift (only day runs Sunday) but all employees were forced in.

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  5. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    So you drove? They want only 12 hours/day so you can work all 5 days. DOT rules are 60hrs/week on all work.
  6. UPS4Life

    UPS4Life Active Member

    I'm thinking/hoping he is a helper if he's working preload first then going out on route.

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  7. You're only allowed to work 12 as a PTer.
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  8. browner89

    browner89 Active Member

    Pennsylvania DOL says that a break is only required for working non-adults, ages 14-17. Ages 18 and older are not required to be given a break.
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  9. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Where is that written in the contract? UPS may want to limit your hours for safety reasons, but when the work needs to be done your management team will ignore it.
  10. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    I've worked 16+ hours days before as a PTer.
  11. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    I have heard of guys triple shifting already in my building. Others are working 7 day a week.
  12. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    No break doesn't mean you might not spend 10 minutes in the can.
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  13. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    I love it when the sorter goes to the can and the unloader just stands around wondering if he will come back. Then the unloader has to go after he does come back.
  14. HardknocksUPSer

    HardknocksUPSer Well-Known Member

    [q uote="upschuck, post: 1465126, member: 49865"]So you drove? They want only 12 hours/day so you can work all 5 days. DOT rules are 60hrs/week on all work.[/quote]
    Negative ghost rider, I'd rather drive this time a year than help, I'd be making 30$ a hr to tell me helper to put on his running shoes and drive him around all day lol, yes I work preload and then go do driver helper, 12hrs is what I figured it was, thanks guys for all the Anwser!
  15. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    If you aren't driving DOT rules don't apply. You still can't work more than 24 hours per day though.
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  16. Hellobrown2000

    Hellobrown2000 Active Member

    after 5 hours working regardless if a break was taken in a 24 hour period is overtime correct?
  17. HardknocksUPSer

    HardknocksUPSer Well-Known Member

    I believe that driver helper isn't going to be overtime, I'm pretty sure that's a flat rate kind of deal.
  18. HardknocksUPSer

    HardknocksUPSer Well-Known Member

    Wait I can work no more than 24hrs a day? Lol
  19. HardknocksUPSer

    HardknocksUPSer Well-Known Member

    Management does anything illegal as long as it's for their benefit, but in my opinion, if they got the right money I got the time.
  20. AndUPSER

    AndUPSER Active Member

    I worked 16 hours Monday, 12 Wednesday and I'm expecting another 12 tomorrow.