inclement weather call in

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by bscott85, Dec 21, 2009.

  1. bscott85

    bscott85 New Member

    hi i was wondering if any one has had any experience with this:

    it snowed almost 2 feet here saturday

    i live on a private road (the state/county doesnt scrape it)

    i dont have a 4 wheel drive car

    i shoveled my driveway but cant get up the hill of the private road (its a big hill, owned by the developer whos still building in our neighborhood)

    so anyway i called in today to tell my supervisor i couldnt get to work and he says were gonna have to take it up with the steward when i come back

    can they really hold this against me and issue some form of discipline?
  2. dcdriver

    dcdriver nations capital

    Why do you not park at the top of the hill before the storm. Your know today and tomorrow are peak days of the year. Just my opinion.
  3. rod

    rod retired and happy

    Wasn't 3/4 of D.C. shut down by the storm? Maybe they should have parked elsewhere so they could make it to work:wink2:
  4. Al Bundy does shoes

    Al Bundy does shoes New Member

  5. Al Bundy does shoes

    Al Bundy does shoes New Member

    As long as you called in you should have no problem. If they needed you that bad they would have sent someone to pick you up. The only problem is once they pick you up you have to get your own way home. I went through that many times.
  6. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    No,because probably 1/2 the building was gone. i live in the boonies myself and on rare occasions,in the opinion of this UPS trained driver,it is unsafe to attempt to go in then I don`t. It`s an absence thats all.
  7. hurricanegunner

    hurricanegunner UPSPoop

    They will harrass and threaten you, but cannot punish you as long as you called in. And you can file on the harrassment and threats. Please do.
  8. dillweed

    dillweed Well-Known Member

    It shouldn't count against you at all. Act of God. Happened to me once and nothing ever came of it.
  9. chopstic

    chopstic New Member

    I'm sure it will be counted as an absence, and can be used to discipline you if you accumulate enough absences within a 9-month period. But there's no other way they can discipline you for it.
  10. over9five

    over9five Senior Member Staff Member

    I agree with Chopstick. If you have no problem with absences, there's nothing they can do about this one.
  11. JustTired

    JustTired free at last.......

    In my 25 years, there were a handfull of occasions where I couldn't get out of my driveway. Let alone get down the rural road I live on. I would call in and they would say they were sending someone to pick me up (20 miles one way). Never happened.

    They would tell me that I needed a 4-wheel drive vehicle. I would tell them that I didn't because when I did get to work, I didn't have a 4-wheel drive vehicle there.

    In my younger days I did some pretty dangerous things to make it to work and complete that work. With age comes wisdom !!!!
  12. trplnkl

    trplnkl 555

    I think I would take a few pictures of the road and the snow, just to help your case, if it comes to that. I do agree that unless you have many absences this one should not be a problem.
  13. over9five

    over9five Senior Member Staff Member

    I've never booked off because of inclement weather, but the morning after last years ice storm I had to book off because I quite literally could not get off my street. Too many downed trees.

    I did feel bad, it was during Peak, but I honestly couldn't get there from here.
  14. Loufan

    Loufan New Member

    2 feet of snow? when it iced up last year at least half the belt didn't show up. I wouldn't risk screwing up your car or getting injured. 2 feet wow
  15. Re-Raise

    Re-Raise Well-Known Member

    If you are a driver the easiest thing you will do all day is get to work...the fun starts when you try to deliver all day in 2 ft of snow.

    In 25 yrs in the midwest they have NEVER told us its too tough out there we will get it tomorrow.
  16. rod

    rod retired and happy

    Like your avatar name

  17. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    We have a CYA policy that management uses to cover their butts, and I'm wondering if you have something similar at Brown? It is up to the driver to determine whether he/she goes on the road and to decide that conditions are "unsafe". That way, if you decide to go out and slide into the ditch on 3 inches of glare ice it goes down as a "preventable" and management can say you made the choice to drive. Their shiny little behinds are off the hook.

    That said, anyone I've ever seen try to use this is browbeaten to within an inch of their lives and made to feel as though they've just denied food to a starving child. They also suffer massive retribution as soon as possible. Translation: You have to go out, no matter how bad it is.