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    I frankly have known I am rather lucky given my position (the factory literally can not run without us) and as such we're better then the floor workers in most regards. But we badly need some federal laws on sick leave, vacations time and even in my opinion how breaks and lunches are handled. Most hourly people frankly don't get a full lunch break. By the time you clock out, get your lunch and sit down you've used up 5 minutes or more and it's going to take as long to be back on the clock. Thus your supposed thirty minute lunch is actually 20 minutes or less.

    Der Weg ist das Ziel

    by duhban on Tue Mar 04, 2014 at 09:45:39 AM PST

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      Add time to that when you are required to keep any and all personal items in a locked locker.  Same thing with breaks.  I got a verbal warning because I suddenly had diarrhea on my way back from a break so I took 3 extra min.  Another time, I'm ashamed to say I peed down my leg leaving the customer service call floor at the last possible second.  It was usually 85 degrees on the call floor and I had to drink a LOT of water. Yes, we got breaks but we weren't allowed to go to the bathroom otherwise because they know when you put your phone on pause and they will come after you.  

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