Injured before starting full time driver position

Discussion in 'Health and Medical Topics' started by Estufa01, Jul 2, 2016.

  1. Newhire01

    Newhire01 New Member

    Recently started at UPS. Completed training, was hired as a casual driver/seasonal. Worked for two weeks as a seasonal driver then was offered a full time position! Unfortunately I got injured (non-work related) before I could start the full time position. They asked for my uniform back and took me off the roster and told me to call them once I can return to work. Was that just a formality, them telling me to call them after I am better or am I completely done at UPS?
     
  2. Asking for your uniform back isn't a good sign.
     
  3. Newhire01

    Newhire01 New Member

    That's what I thought. Have you heard of this type of situation before?? I'm just not sure if I should move on because I like the job.
     
  4. Turdferguson

    Turdferguson Just a turd

    As long as you are not costing them money probably not.
     
  5. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    It is just a formality. Continue the treatment plan prescribed by your doctor and call when you are cleared to return to work. You may or may not have to see the company doctor before they let you go back on road.

    It is July. As long as you are back by the end of September you should be fine. Anything longer than that and you should probably start to look elsewhere.
     
  6. Newhire01

    Newhire01 New Member

    Are you saying there is a possibility they will take me back?
     
  7. Never heard them ask for a uniform back, except for seasonals
     
  8. Newhire01

    Newhire01 New Member

    I understand
     
  9. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Yup but a lot will depend upon the severity of your injury and the timetable for your recovery and possible return.

    You have to look at it from there point of view. You get hurt after being here for just a few weeks. In their mind you are now a potential liability. Liability equal money.

    Worry about your health first---the rest will work itself out.
     
  10. Newhire01

    Newhire01 New Member

    Thank you for the advice I appreciate it.
     
  11. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    When I accepted the 22.3 bid I was supposed to turn in all of my uniforms.
     
  12. Turdferguson

    Turdferguson Just a turd

    He is a seasonal hire.
    If they liked him as much as he said they may hire him back for peak.
     
  13. Newhire01

    Newhire01 New Member

    Hopefully! I would hate to lose that full time position
     
  14. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Are you sure that they were offering you a permanent position? It just seems awfully fast---2 weeks as a seasonal and suddenly you are full time?

    I am not calling you a liar but this is certainly not the norm.
     
  15. Newhire01

    Newhire01 New Member

    I was amazed myself! But they are short staffed apparently. I worked really hard and studied a lot.
     
  16. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    Are you serious?

    Never asked me the year I was 22.3.
     
  17. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    That's what my center manager told me after I self DQ'd and went back to my bid run.
     
  18. 8000Shelf

    8000Shelf Active Member

    You didn't charge the company with the injury and they already spent $ training you.
    They'll take you back at least as a seasonal
     
  19. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    I guess they trusted me.

    Besides, I was on the street probably two days a week.
     
  20. Newhire01

    Newhire01 New Member

    And yes that's what happened