I do marketing work with the public. I think my team lead is trying to game the system and maybe thinks she's doing us a favour. She only gives one 15 minute break over a 8.5 hour shift. However she sends us home when the work is done which is usually a couple hours early (and we still get paid for the full amount we were scheduled for).
I'm not really a fan of this system as I find the work tiring and I'd prefer to have a proper break. I consider talking to the team lead directly but other people who may prefer this system could resent me for changing it. Should I go above her and contact her manager? The law requires a 30 minute break every 5 hours. I'd feel a bit guilty if I got a longer break than everyone else and got to leave at the same time.
Also given the nature/setup of the work, it takes 5-10 minutes to get to a coffee shop or the break room so a 15 minute break is really insufficient.