Calling off during probationary period

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by ZWillz, Nov 27, 2015.

  1. ZWillz

    ZWillz New Member

    So this week I went in on Monday, sick nonetheless and by the end of the night it was progressively worse and I went home feeling like absolute :censored2:.

    I've since called off every day thereafter due to being bedridden,sick and in/out of the hospital after coughing up blood. I do luckily have a doctors note, and I really, really hope to be in on Monday- as I really can't afford to not be working. But this is the sickest I've been in 10~ years and physically there is no way I can work as a PT Loader if I can't even make it around my house without my chest catching on fire and feeling like I'm going to die.

    Now, what worries me is that I've called off for practically an entire week (except Thanksgiving which was spent sleeping for 13+ hours), during my probationary period. If I go in on Monday and present them with a doctors note- how likely is it I'm going to be in serious trouble? I could understand an infraction or something, as it was the whole week. And I really wouldn't care otherwise as I rarely call off unless absolutely needed so getting another attendance violation would be hard. But would I be fired? Cause I love this job, and it's decent pay for the work and I'd hate to lose it.
     
  2. That's too bad but they will probably not keep you on.
     
  3. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    Oh look....a giant wall of BS....I didn't know it stacked that high.
     
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  4. ZWillz

    ZWillz New Member

    Even with a doctors note from the hospital stating I was in there for 2 of the 3 days I called off and further saying not to work the rest of the week/until better? If so, I suppose I'll go in Monday and see what happens and look for a new job in the meantime.
     
  5. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    Most likely....you will not be able to return to work without a Dr note declaring you fit to return to work....regardless of your doctor/hospital notes proving that you were ill. Be prepared to be sent home on Monday if you don't bring one with you.
     
  6. ZWillz

    ZWillz New Member

    I need a doctors note declaring I CAN work?
     
  7. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    Yea...if you miss...I believe it is 3 or more days in a row due to illness or injury....you will need a Dr note saying you are healthy enough to return to work.
     
  8. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    You are new and already an attendance problem. They are running a business....not a soup kitchen.
     
  9. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Yes.
     
  10. ZWillz

    ZWillz New Member

    With decent reason, but fair enough I suppose.
     
  11. AllOnTheHorses

    AllOnTheHorses Active Member

    I would call HRSC right now and email them a jpg of your doctors note.
    and any paperwork from hospital.
    1-855-877-4772
    This is upper level HR.
     
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  12. AllOnTheHorses

    AllOnTheHorses Active Member

    I think there is quite a difference between an attendance problem and an acute medical issue.
    True they do not want to be a soup kitchen. But they also don't want someone passing out and wrecking a truck, killing someone or splattering a customer in blood.
    Hopefully you will get to HRSC before close of business today.. in about ten minutes.. or do it asap Monday. Even if it's after contacting your sups.. but do it regardless of what sups say. You will then be sure that you have made your case and officially explained and put on record the reason for your absence.
     
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  13. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Go to work a few minutes early Monday morning with doctor's note in hand ready to work.
     
  14. SaladTosser

    SaladTosser Member

    In my region it's 5 days or more that require a docs note
     
  15. rod

    rod retired and happy

    Not saying the OP wasn't right to call in sick but I find it amazing that he has called in more times before he actually started working than I did in 30 years. (other than when I messed my back up once).
     
  16. You just Started. It's the busy season.
    Come on,seriously?
     
  17. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    In my building, after 3 days, you have to have a doctor's not OKing a return to work. If you do not have a note on Monday, you will most likely be sent home.
     
  18. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    I'm betting UPS will put him to work Monday and for the rest of December. After the first of the year, depends on how he worked in December. Things happen that people have no control over like an illness. He most likely was not really needed last week anyway.
     
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  19. Still doesn't look good. I worked here a few days and took a week off

    Bub bye after New years
     
  20. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    You don't know how desperate UPS is for PT employees. Definitely he will have to prove himself during Peak.