Working off the clock

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by yes2matt, Nov 4, 2015.

  1. NXA

    NXA Active Member

    Not sure what to actually do about it, so I'm just gonna gripe.

    In our center, working off the clock is almost an epidemic. 10+% of our drivers, on any given morning, are in 30-45 mins early sorting and loading.

    This is BS because it takes bargaining unit labor from folks who need it.

    This is also BS because the routes blow up with work, and someone (in this case me) who works hard on the clock can't get it done, and we look bad and take heat.

    Gah! I'm sick of it!
  2. Lineandinitial

    Lineandinitial Active Member

    Why don't you quit and join the military?
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  3. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

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  4. Whatbrownwontdoforyou

    Whatbrownwontdoforyou Well-Known Member

    File they aren't allowed to work for's in the contract
  5. Lineandinitial

    Lineandinitial Active Member

    Does the contract really say that a person can only "work" while being paid? Why do we pay them when they're not working then?
  6. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Violation of Federal Labor law.
  7. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Yes, the contract really says that.

    They should not be getting paid before their start time.
  8. Returntosender

    Returntosender Well-Known Member

    A loader got hurt, bad working off the clock, 30 minutes before start. EMT came and took employee to hospital. Guy tripped over some packages and fell right "throat" onto a wooden crate. Employee started to slowly suffocate the swelling was restricting the airway. Management tried to lie about it EMT report did not match company report.

    Get hurt off the clock management goes into panic mode.
  9. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    We had a driver who hurt his back loading packages off the clock. The center manager drove him to the ER. I would have loved to have heard that one-sided conversation.
  10. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

    File. I appreciate the free work, but I hate hate hate when people do it. You wouldn't work for free all day. Why would you work for free loading? It doesn't make sense
  11. Eye To Eye Contact.

    Eye To Eye Contact. Active Member

    If you were a driver you would understand . any driver knows you cant really trust preload . at the end of the day its our route and pur truck your loading. we need and must know where things are before we leave .. not to mention air needing to be off at 1030 and yall wanna load it right in the middle of the truck behind a big box so we cant find it .. we do it to cllean up yalls mess
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  12. Eye To Eye Contact.

    Eye To Eye Contact. Active Member

    dont get me wrong not all employees in the morning are bad .. some of them can work their asses off and load a truck . but some … we must go make sure the truck is loaded right
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  13. burrheadd

    burrheadd Creepy pervert

  14. burrheadd

    burrheadd Creepy pervert

    Neither does this
  15. tacken

    tacken Active Member

    File, complain, cry ,whine, do all of that. And see what happens nothing will happen. Management wishes all would give some of there day away for free. Just helps their wrap up time.
  16. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    Verify air before you leave the building. AFTER start time.

    It's in the methods.
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  17. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

    If you're qualifying I get what you're saying. But once you qualified, no.
  18. Orion inc.

    Orion inc. I like turtles

    Ummm I'm a driver and I understand one thing: YOU DONT WORK FOR FREE EVER!

    If you can't do this job by the methods, while on the clock, then sorry, you just might not be cut out for it.
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  19. Eye To Eye Contact.

    Eye To Eye Contact. Active Member

    come on . its not hard to understand what im saying . we just work off the clock to help us out . thats it not . not to steal work or anything .. it just helps us out to have a little knowledge where certain stops are located in the package car. we all have one goal in mind . just make things run smooth and go home thats it
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  20. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

    I bet the extra pay would help at home.