As a scheduling manager of a store with an assigned Rule Set, times for Meals and/or Breaks can be automatically applied to eligible shifts, depending on your company's preferences.
In the example below, a rule was configured to create a recurring, 30-minute Meal after 5 hours, and a recurring, 10-minute Break after 4 hours. This means that we want a Meal and Break to be taken before the employee hits those 4 and 5-hour marks. With that being said, for an 8-hour, 8:00am - 4:00pm shift, a 10-minute Break was created at 10:00am, a 30-minute Meal was created at 12:00pm, and second 10-minute Break was created at 2:15pm. Each Meal and Break has its own configurable field, or you can click and drag the vertical, dark blue Breaks and light blue Meals.
Meals are always created first, and depending on eligibility for Breaks, they are generally placed in between the start of the shifts and the start of the Meals and/or between the end of the Meals and the end of the shifts. For shifts eligible for two Meals, the Breaks usually fall right in the middle of the end of the first Meal and the beginning of the second Meal.
What about two identical shifts? All Meals and Breaks are created on a per-shift basis, so it is up to you to make any necessary changes. Switching over to the SmartView makes this process easier to view when Meals and Breaks were created and which ones will overlap.
By clicking the Backspace and Delete keys on your keyboard, you can remove a created Meal and/or Break.
To further simplify things for you, when you copy a schedule, you will have the option to copy Meal/Break edits as well so you won’t have to make the same changes over and over.
Enabling Auto-Created Meals and Breaks
Meal & Break Planning in the Scheduler
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