Have You Ever Taken A Day Off Just To Chill Out?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by anonymous6, May 1, 2009.

  1. anonymous6

    anonymous6 Guest

    Between the "chickens running around like their Heads cut off " because of the AUDIT, road construction, 60 mile detours , weather, breakdowns, and the STUPID drivers epidemic .......

    I had to take the day off.

    Took the big dog for a walk in the rain, did some yard work and generally just chilled out.

    Felt like the right thing to do. I still have over 30 SD's on the books. Maybe I should do this more often.

    Have any of you ever done this and not felt guilty about it?
     
  2. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    Any time I can afford it.
     
  3. jimstud

    jimstud Banned

    i never feel guilty about mental health days especially when it involves 18 holes of golf
     
  4. bluehdmc

    bluehdmc Well-Known Member

    Happens all the time. Can't accumulate SD in NJ though. Fridays seem to be big feeder day offs around here. Not much you can do about the "STUPID DRIVERS EPIDEMIC". I actually think it's spreading, the worse thing about it is that people who get killed by "stupid driving" usually have already had offspring, there by perpetuating the species.
     
  5. No such person

    No such person Southern Ct.

    Dit it yesterday, caught 19 bass. Zero guilt.
     
  6. upsdude

    upsdude Well-Known Member

    Yes, many times I will step aside and allow a more junior driver to gain valuable experience behind the wheel.

    BTW, we can't save up SD here either.
     
  7. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    That's ho wmost of my sick days are used. I got to work when i am sick and use my sick days for useful things like a day out on the links with my bud(s).
     
  8. rod

    rod retired and happy

    Can't say I ever did------Its a small town ---someone would of ratted you out. ----------------------Now everyday is a chill day :wink2:
     
  9. City Driver

    City Driver New Member

    thats very considerate of you:wink2:
     
  10. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Our year runs May to May. Still have all my sick days. Get them paid back next week. Cha Ching!!! One weeks pay, baby!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  11. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    We dont get sick days. I still take off. When the stress is worse than the 280$ I lose, I pick up the phone, perch season is right around the corner. There will be alot of them this year.
     
  12. anonymous6

    anonymous6 Guest

    What are you talking about? you don't have to have an valid excuse to take a sick day.

    I told the supe ( voluntarily ) why I was taking the day off.

    no problemo
     
  13. anonymous6

    anonymous6 Guest

    We can keep up to 45 days on the books. I think it is a better idea to use them than to cash them out.

    sanity reasons.
     
  14. HEFFERNAN

    HEFFERNAN Huge Member

    That's the only reason I feel bad for FT sups at UPS. We can take a day off pretty much any damn day we want, excluding December. 99% of sups are given the guilt trip so bad, they tend to come in every day.

    But then again, They knew what they were getting themselves into. So now I don't feel so bad. Enjoy your days off brothers and sisters.
     
  15. wrecker

    wrecker Member

    I take as many days off as I can afford.

    Never had any days left to cash in.

    Can't put a price on sanity.
     
  16. govols019

    govols019 You smell that?

    I think I'll take off Monday. The only plus to the state of the economy is being able to pretty much take any day off you want.
     
  17. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    My last mental health day was ...........................oh, let me think........................oh yeah, I remember......Wednesday. Did I feel guilty, oh hell no!:happy-very:
     
  18. bubsdad

    bubsdad "Hang in there!"

    You have to call in well once in a while. State law. Look it up. I swear to God, man!:thumbsup:
     
  19. rod

    rod retired and happy


    The UPS I worked for was "the tightest ship in the shipping business". They weren't noted for having an excess of drivers to rely on so if one called in sick most times the others had to devide up his route. You wouldn't be the most popular person if you were seen out goofing off if you called in sick for no reason. I'm sure its a different story in todays economy.
     
  20. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member