Calling in sick??

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by ltdan1138, Sep 24, 2012.

  1. ltdan1138

    ltdan1138 New Member

    Hello, I have been working at UPS for about 5 months know. I am a sophomore in college too. I have never been late or called in sick since I have started the very first week. My supervisor(s) have told me multiple times how I am one of the hardest loaders on our belt. I'm afraid I'm starting to catch the flu. I can barely talk and I feel like I might puke soon. Would it be unacceptable to call in sick? I know I haven't worked here for too long, but I think I need a day to get better before this gets worse.. Any suggestions?? I have never called in before so I am not even sure who I call! Thank you for all the help!
     
  2. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    If you are sick then call off. If you want to be a part time sup go in there a puke all over the place. This will show that you want to be a part time puke I mean sup.
     
  3. upsman2940

    upsman2940 New Member

  4. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    My God, please call in sick. The rest of us don't want to catch it.
     
  5. Thebrownstreak

    Thebrownstreak Active Member

    Since you've been employees for 5 months I take it your in the union. Bang off. Eff the company. Feel better.
     
  6. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    X2 on what 407 said.
     
  7. 1080Driver

    1080Driver Member

    It's funny.....almost every time I call in sick, I feel better as soon as I hang up the phone. Don't worry, UPS will survive without you.
     
  8. Buck Fifty

    Buck Fifty New Member

    X3 cant touch 407's
     
  9. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    call in sick and don't let them try and guilt you into coming to work anyway.
     
  10. Richard Harrow

    Richard Harrow Deplorable.

    I know how you feel man. In 12 years I can count on two hands the number of times I've called up and said I couldn't make it in - and two of those times were for the birth of my girls. I won't call out unless I feel like death warmed over.

    Anyway, you will receive a guilt-trip like you've never before received in your life, then they'll try to bargain with you, saying they'll help you out, move you to an easier area, etc. Don't buy it. Don't crack under the pressure. In fact, try to puke while you have the supervisor on the phone. That always does the trick.
     
  11. Macbrother

    Macbrother Member

    If you are a hard worker/respected like you said I doubt they will give you a hard time. I was in the exact same position as you a few months back; about 6 months in, no personal/sick days yet, I couldn't make it to work, I called the center, the PDS (#2 man in the building, basically #1 where I work) didn't give me a hard time at all. Just make sure you give at least 1 hour notice.
     
  12. LONGISLAND_UPSER

    LONGISLAND_UPSER New Member

    It doesn't matter if you call in, do it and feel better, i was a great sorter never asked to go home early for my first 2 years and the one day i did my sup asked me " well how sick are you" ? LOL call in dude the show will always go on....
     
  13. Loufan

    Loufan New Member

    I remember one time i called in sick with strep (went to the DR) my sup was like is it "Chronic or Acute?"

    I don't know dude whatever one where they give you antibiotics.

    Seriously i don't even think he knew what he was asking me.
     
  14. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    Acute is worse, I believe.
    Streptococcal pharyngitis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
  15. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Chronic means you get strep a lot.

    Acute means this case of strep is bad enough to keep you home.
     
  16. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Just answer, "What, are you a doctor now?", and hang up.
     
  17. jeffpatterson

    jeffpatterson Member

    People dont even call at my center. Just don't NCNS 3 days in a row.
     
  18. STFXG

    STFXG Well-Known Member

    Im curious as to how your supervisor knows you're "one of the hardest loaders on the belt"? Seems odd...
     
  19. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    His sup gave him a T-shirt that says "Hardest Loader On The Belt".