Cant make it in..

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by Fragiledonthrow, Feb 9, 2015.

  1. So both my kids didn't have school today and childcare was unavailable. I got such a hard time taking the day. Any advise on these situations.
     
  2. STFXG

    STFXG Well-Known Member

    Shrug it off. Nothing else you can do. Take the heat and forget about it.
     
  3. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    You will get a hard time and a guilt trip EVERY time you call out, for any reason, because now they have to find a body to cover your route. Ignore it. That's why we have personals, floaters and vacation. Family first.
     
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  4. Purplepackage

    Purplepackage Well-Known Member

    They will get over it. That's why they give you sick days, so they can guilt trip you into not taking them
     
  5. greengrenades

    greengrenades To be the man, you gotta beat the man.

    Yea, just hang up. All you have to do is inform them you won't be there. As long as you have days you can take them whenever the hell you want to. Just make sure they acknowledge it, then just say okay bye. Never ask, you TELL them.
     
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  6. Purplepackage

    Purplepackage Well-Known Member

    Even if you don't have days to take, your job cannot punish you for calling off 1 time, excused or unexcused. You aren't indentured to the company
     
  7. BigTex61

    BigTex61 Active Member

    Screw them, you did all you could do. If you called in 1 hour before start time it's on them. Have a good day off.
     
  8. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    I'd fire you.
     
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  9. ch317273

    ch317273 When your bank says no, champion says YES

    image.jpg Just beetle-bomb 'em.....
     
  10. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    Glad you're not my boss. Lol.
     
  11. MAKAVELI

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    And I'd collect unemployment and take you to court.
     
  12. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    ;)
     
  13. STFXG

    STFXG Well-Known Member

    For abandoning your job? Good luck with that.
     
  14. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    How is that abandoning your job?
     
  15. Purplepackage

    Purplepackage Well-Known Member

    Pretty sure at express you need to No call/no show 2 consecutive days in a row to be considered for job abandonment
     
  16. MAKAVELI

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    Given the OP's situation do you really think a labor board is not going to side with her? Good luck with that.
     
  17. retiredTxfeeder

    retiredTxfeeder cap'n crunch

    I called in once about 2-3 hours before start time. Came in the next day and was called into the center manager's office. He said he was going to discipline me for calling in less than 1 hour before start time. I'm guessing the dispatcher forgot I called in until my start time, then got into a bind because he couldn't cover me. I assured the center manager I called in before my start time, and after that, I used my cell phone, where at least I had a record of what # I called and what time I called it.
     
  18. STFXG

    STFXG Well-Known Member

    If someone gets fired for not showing up to work? The business isn't responsible for personal problems. The labor board would find it a justifiable firing.
     
  19. MAKAVELI

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    It's not job abandonment when you call in . Thus it's not justified. Besides at Express we have sick leave, which you cannot be disciplined for using. Try again sir.
     
  20. CJinx

    CJinx Well-Known Member

    Just because you call in doesn't mean your absence is excused. If the manager doesn't believe you or is a jerk then it could cause problems later on down the line. Based on a quick google search, collecting unemployment after being terminated for attendance appears to be hit or miss depending on what state you're in and whether or not the unemployment board is in a particularly generous mood that day.