· Self isolating from self
Management (as always) are lying, manipulative, and incompetent POS's.
What my coworkers are doing is coming to work, logging in, and then immediately going off duty while they wait for the trucks to be loaded to satisfy the 20 minute break. Apparently this is okay.Found out yesterday at work there's a new Illinois law that's really going to screw us over. The law is to guarantee all workers the right to a 20 minute lunch break on their shift. Which is good for the people that weren't allowed any breaks and makes no difference to the ones that already got a lunch break. But the way they're interpreting it for commercial drivers is we have to actually stop driving and take an unpaid 20 minute break within 5 hours of starting work.
Can't really cheat it because we have an electronic logging device linked to the truck that knows when it's moving. I eat while I'm driving because my work day is long enough as it is. Any added time is just time I don't get to be at home. It might not seem like a big deal, but it is because it's just extending my already long work day for no extra pay.
Then the more I thought of it the more angry I got. 20 minutes a day is 100 minutes a week. 5200 minutes a year. That's 86 hours or basically two full unpaid weeks a year because of this stupid interpretation of a law. I feel like the state of Illinois should cut me a check for two week's pay at the end of the year since they're stealing my time from me.