Getting my Wisdom teeth removed isn't an excused absence?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by jeepupser, Jul 8, 2016.

  1. jeepupser

    jeepupser Member

    I went to the dentist in January and they recommended that I get my wisdom teeth taken out. However, I went to see a specialist in May. They said that when i was having trouble sleeping through the night because of the pain (which I am now) that it would be time to remove the teeth. My vacation is not for a month and a half and my teeth really hurt. So I asked my sup if I bring in an oral surgeon's note if my absence would not count against me. She said no they will count. Is this true and how can they expect you to come to work when you are taking pain medicine for your teeth? Is my boss the only boss at UPS that thinks that way?
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  2. silenze

    silenze Lunch is the best part of the day

    No they all think like that. But he is still wrong. Get it done and give him the note. It's excused
  3. olroadbeech

    olroadbeech Happy Verified UPSer

    no, they are all cracked in the head. you are just a number. take the time off and get your teeth out. bring in the note ( copy ) . she was lying to you which is there M.O.

    welcome to UPS.
  4. dookie stain

    dookie stain Well-Known Member

    I've got an appointment coming up...was told I need to come and do some air and shuttling then I can go...they were surprisingly cool about it...they can't mess with you for having an appointment..especially working til 9-10 at night every night
  5. bham brown

    bham brown Active Member

    Even if it weren't excused I wouldn't give a rip. Your health and well being is way more important than anything at UPS.
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  6. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Have them yanked out on a Friday and you should be good to go by Monday morning.
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  7. Jkloc420

    Jkloc420 Active Member

    U can't drive when ur goofed up on pain pills.
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  8. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    ...which is why you have the surgery on a you the weekend to recover...
  9. MendozaJ

    MendozaJ Active Member

    An absence is an absence so she's correct in that aspect.

    Make sure you get all four removed. It's an unpleasant procedure not to be repeated.
  10. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    You don't need to have all 4 pulled at the same time. As to how unpleasant it depends on how easily they pop out. If the dentist doesn't need to dig around you might be able to work the next day.
  11. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    First off the Sup is incorrect. Second of all who gives a :censored2: if it did or not? You're in pain, go use your insurance and get better.
  12. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    My dentist told me at the time I had mine removed if you do one, do them all. I agreed and was happy. All taken care of in one shot.
  13. realbrown1

    realbrown1 Annoy a liberal today. Hit them with facts.

    It's called sick days.

    You get a set amount per year for any illness or injury.

    They may require a doctors note.

    It's up to you, not your bosses, when you use your sick days.
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  14. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    It depends on the individual. They may not need to be pulled if they grew in all the way with straight roots. Only pull them if you have problems.
  15. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    One of the first things they did when I got to my first permanent duty station was pull all four. 3 days off with Hydrocodone on the side. :)
  16. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    I agree in the "if it ain't broken don't fix it" but the dentist said if I am putting you down for one then I might as well take out the others so we don't have to go back in. I see his point. I didn't want to have to go through that again.
  17. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Mine popped out very easily. I had 3 pulled years apart and still have one left. Only one of those was pulled because it might cause problems later.

    Only the first one was bad but that was because it was infected. The dentist couldn't pull it until the infection cleared up.
  18. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    I had one coming in little off but pulled all 4 at the same time. I didn't want to have to go through taking off work and being put under again. Never had an issue again.
  19. Big Arrow Down...D

    Big Arrow Down...D Leave the gun,take the cannoli

    What did you use to get your teeth whitened?
  20. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    The dentist said it look like the tooth was pushed sideways by a large object constantly pounding on it.
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