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Lunch breaks?

Anybody else being forced to take a full one hour lunch break? We are being told it's company wide but seems to be just OSP.

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Post ID: @11ASn90X

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Mandatory 1 hour here in South Indiana. Even trying to get your T/m to work with you for Dr. appt.s is like the biggest ordeal ever! I've always tried making appointments towards the end of the day. In the past, we would come in early (7:30), take a 30 min lunch and leave at 4:00. I really don't like sitting around for an hour long lunch every day, especially when we work in such a rural area with nowhere to go in many of the little towns we work.
In addition, the management won't even recognize or take into account that we are supposed to have 2-15 minute breaks per day. When we bring that up, their answer is always along the lines of "you get breaks when driving between jobs" or "you get time to sit down when you're in an office calling assignment or looking at your ticket".

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Post ID: @11ASn90X-djzv

Illinois area and no longer allowed to even take a 30 min lunch. It has to be a full hour lunch. We were also told it's mandatory company wide for all techs. 8-5 with 1 hour lunch. State minimum is 20 so who knows.

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Post ID: @11ASn90X-2qjt

Not here in CA. We just moved to the 8-430 schedule/1/2 hour lunch. Massive amounts of overtime here. We have techs working voluntary off days. Most techs are pulling 10 hour plus days.

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Post ID: @11ASn90X-1vsk

Maybe because your state requires a lunch break? Don’t make an issue where there isn’t one.

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Post ID: @11ASn90X-1yqg
  1. S...i am osp and the company refuses to recognize 8 hrs of work as 8 hrs of work, bit I understand the option of a 1/2hr lunch break as being optional to the worker.
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Post ID: @11ASn90X-1doc

Yes, being "forced" to take 1/2hr lunch to comply with 8-4:30 schedule instead of working thru lunch and leaving at 4pm.

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Post ID: @11ASn90X-1awv

Overtime ???? unheard of in Fla central office,and most of us have 30 min lunch,
but if you eat with two other guys ,you add up all 3 lunches and take an hour and a half together

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Post ID: @11ASn90X-aus

Our lunch break is paid; so the company doesn't care if we take it or not. We usually take our 2 15 minute breaks which normally pushes us into OT daily.

If they didn't over load me with tickets I would not have to spend the last 30 minutes of the day on overtime referring them.

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Post ID: @11ASn90X-tih

For who? Outside techs? Inside?. I have a 30 min much but work inside

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