Last Mon, while on rte I cracked a tooth. I was having lunch when it happened. I called into my dentist and was able to get an appt for Tues morn. Called in sick for Tues. My dentist confirmed the crack and referred me to an endodontist which I was able to get into see on Wed. by the sheer grace of god. Called in sick on Wed. Went to the endo and as luck would have it (and a cancellation) he was able to do a root canal on Wed. My jaw was killing me on Thurs and on Fri so I called in sick (BTW-I was taking pain killers). On Thurs I got a text from my sup saying I would be layed off this week, did I want to bump into preload or local sort. I opted to take the lay-off and stay home. This morning, I got a text again (I knew this would happen) saying he was short of drivers and asked if I would come in and do a rte. I asked which rte. He told me and I declined it. While I was away from my phone I got a voice mail from my steward saying that I was going to recieve a warning letter for dependability. I should not be the least bit surprised. This is not the first time my sups have retaliated against me. But, I cannot believe the sheer stupidity of my sups. I have already contacted my BA about this and of course he told me not to worry about it. The warning letter would not fly. Still, this is typical UPS mgt, making stupid decisions and then when it backfires in their faces they blame the drivers.