In this age of "productivity" and "the bottom line" as priorities, I'd like to know how many of you get a half-hour meal break and 2 fifteen-minute breaks in an eight-hour shift and at least another 15 minute break in a 12-hour shift.
I don't mean what you're supposed
to take, or put on your timecard that you did
take, but what you actually take
on a regular basis.
On our unit, if
it's not too busy, we combine one 15-minute break with our 30-minute meal break (even though our union and the state labor board say it is illegal) and that is all most of us take. In fact, I am the only one
who takes that second break (and I only take 5-10 minutes) because I smoke (only at work and on the way to work...)
Everyone dutifully initials their timecards to indicate that they did get their breaks however.
How many other business regularly get all of this free productive time?