So like, I can’t tell you how many times my store changed its policy on breaks. Or how many times a manager tells me different things about breaks.
My first year there I was told we have to work 6 ½ hours to get a half hour unpaid lunch but then we also get a 15, and we can work up to 8 ½ hours and get 2 15’s and a lunch.
At some point they changed it to 7 hours to get a half. But you don’t get the 15.
Then it became you’re entitled to a lunch break if you work 7 hours but you don’t have to take it if you don’t want to so if you just want a 15 you’re good but you don’t get any other breaks. And part timers can only work up to 8 hours in one shift and only then when you work the full 8 hours do you get a half and a lunch.
Then it went back to 6 ½ hours for a lunch break but you either get the half or a 15. You don’t get both unless you work 7 ½ hours.
Then they said you can take a lunch and a 15 if you work 7 hours, but if you work 6 ½ hours you only get one or the other.
Then it went back to the one before, getting eith a lunch or a 15 at 6 ½ hours but not both unless you worked 7 ½-8 hours.
Today one boss tells me “oh you’re working over 6 hours, you’re entitled to lunch.” Silly me, it was only 6 hours and 15 minutes so I figured I’d be fine with just the 15. Not only do I end up staying an extra hour when the night manager comes in (against my will basically) but found out from a coworker that I shouldn’t have even been offered a half at all because we only get a half hour lunch break now if we work 7 hours. Anything under that is 15 minutes only.
But they’re trying to change that policy to a half hour break when we work 6 ½ hours.
These changes have all happened over the course of 5 years.
Can someone just PLEASE make up their mind about the damn breaks and stick to it? I can’t be the only one who hates being toyed with like this.