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    Per our contract we get a half hour break per eight-hour work shift. If there is only one person working we get paid overtime, because we are unable to cover the break. If there are two people working we have the choice to leave or stay on-site for break. Our new supervisor is now dictating that if we eat while we are working that is our break. He says that the act of eating (when there is two people working) is taking a break, and it is inherently wrong and we are taking advantage of the system if we eat and then still take a break. When we eat, we work through it. We often snack or have food during the shift and then still leave for a break, it has never been an issue before and it never interferes with our job duties. If we eat while we are working can they qualify that as our break, and tell us we can't then take a break? So long as what we are doing on our break is reasonable, within the time limit, and they know where we are, can they dictate what constitutes our break?
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    Last edited by SGS222; 11-11-2006, 07:31 PM.

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