Over the years of being a package car driver, I have heard stories of management accusing people of "stealing time." And based on that assupmtion, management was able to proceed in terminating the employee who they deemed guilty of this infraction. At my hub, I usually start at 8:30am. If I worked straight through without taking a lunch from 8:30am till I punch out at 5:30pm, that equals a total of 9 hours. Now being that I didn't take my lunch, I am only going to get paid for eight hours of work. If I did this for a year (50 weeks) that would amount to 250 hours of time that i actually worked but the company did not pay me for it. If you multiply 250 hours times the approxiamate over time rate of 45 dollars an hour, the total would be $11,250. If you had 100 drivers in your center who did the same thing, the grand total would be $1,125,000. I believe that most drivers take their lunch. However, there are times when you need to finish your route as soon as possible. You may have to take your son to his baseball game or pick up your mother from the hospital....etc. So you will work all day straight through without taking a break. Is it just me or is it ups "stealing time" from its hourly employees??