Called in and harassed question

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Climbingtheladder, Feb 14, 2014.

  1. I have a quick question I have been with ups for a couple years and know how management is so I know half the answer to my question but here it is .. I called in today and it was an hour and a half before start time ( twilight sort) I have 5 sick days that I have earned but I call in and the manager questions me on why I can't come in and telling me I'm not sick harassing me for a few minutes before saying I have to bring a valid doctors note or I will be documented and that he doesn't have to pay me .. I'm in the union so I know as long as it's an hour before start I can use my sick days whenever I want. Any advice or answers to any truths behind his claims ? Or just typical management fuss ?
     
  2. Its all bull. Next time you call off say, this Is So and So.....calling off sick. Then hang up the phone!
     
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  3. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Yea always say sick and nothing more. Nothing more needs to be said, hang up.
     
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  4. Sick of working!:2guns:
     
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  5. If he asks for the note from the doctor tell him you don't have it but you'll be filing a grievance under article 37 tomorrow.
     
  6. Thebrownstreak

    Thebrownstreak Active Member

    That an actual reason to not go to work. Sick of working….mental health days. I always took my full allotment of sick and personal days during the year. Who cares what they think or try to say.
     

  7. What does article 37 say ?
     
  8. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    The employer shall not in any way intimidate, harass, coerce, or overly supervise any employee in the performance of his or her duties.
     
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  9. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    They can't require a doctor's note unless you miss 3 consecutive days. Screw them....you can take your sick days whenever you want!
     
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  10. RonBurgandy??????????

    RonBurgandy?????????? God is Great, beer is good , People are crazy.

    Problem is they do it every damn day!!!!!
     
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  11. When they give you a hard time, just look at them and laugh. That really pisses them off. :fightings:
     
  12. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

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  13. They are bullies.
     
  14. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    Define overly supervise? Just curious....
     
  15. ChickenLegs

    ChickenLegs Safety Expert

    Good question but the answer is broad. Generally, it has to be proven that the company went over their responsibilities or went out of their way to intimidate and or harass someone in the name of supervision. Often times a person will be singled out of their group whether they are in package or preload, etc.

    There are no penalties for this if you win, other than having a paper trail. "Will comply"
     
  16. Richard Harrow

    Richard Harrow Deplorable.

    I have yet to find anything more amusing than when a center manager thinks that they can discipline an hourly employee for taking advantage of a benefit that the company gives its employees.

    Our tyrant of a center manager was trying to threaten people with the dreaded warning letter because they were calling in sick/personal during blizzard conditions. I can't wait for the TLA that I'll get when it comes time for me to take a vacation or work my election day.

    people.
     
  17. mjjlohn

    mjjlohn Active Member

    The proper response to your super is "yeah whatever"
     
  18. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Next time he asks you for a doctors note the next day say "how am I going to bring in a note tomorrow when I'll be calling out again"? Then hang up. Make them sweet it out a little.
     
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  19. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    That's because people let them.
     
  20. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    My one on-car sup answers the phone one day (usually an OMS) and the conversation went like this:
    Sup: Hello?
    Me: This is Me, I won't be in today.
    Sup: Why?
    Me: Because I won't.
    Sup: Well, why not?
    Me: Because UPS and the Union have agreed that I have 5 sick days to use at my discretion.
    Sup: *click*
     
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