Old Injury causing problems again

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by jeepupser, Jun 15, 2016.

  1. jeepupser

    jeepupser Member

    I have worked at UPS for more than 7 years. I have been in small sort for about 5. I used to sort in small sort until I accidentally injured my wrist outside of work (causing me to go on disability for 6 months). Before I got hurt I was a really good sorter and a good bagger. When I got hit there was some serious injury to my wrist ( I tore a ligament that will never be fully healed, broke off some cartilage and had a ganglion cyst that was removed). Now, my doctor cleared me to go back to work, even though my left wrist is still at 25% of the strength it used to be at. My wrist normally hurts throughout the day but during the work hours my wrist hurts. The supervisor over my area knows that , but my part-time supervisors keeps getting on me about going faster, even though I have told him that I have a bad wrist.

    I am thinking about having a talk with the supervisor in charge of my area and asking for another position, because my wrist is a hindrance to my work. Do you have any thoughts or advice on what I could say without making me sound like I am refusing to do my job?
     
  2. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Is it your masturbating hand?
     
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  3. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    PT sup says go faster? You say, "I'm working as fast as I safely can."
     
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  4. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    You want easier work than small sort?
     
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  5. Part time Sup ?
     
  6. olroadbeech

    olroadbeech Happy Verified UPSer

    do you use a wrist sleeve? use the methods they trained you in always and say I'm doing the best I can or what the previous poster said. working safely. they can not discipline you for production but they do harass and try to intimidate.

    if they keep harassing you to go faster tell a shop steward. he/she usually can nip that in the bud before you have to file a harassment grievance.

    good luck.
     
  7. billerz

    billerz Active Member

    Small sort is where people go that are hurt, so your ahead of the game!
     
  8. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    Doesn't get any easier....I do almost nothing and get paid.
     
  9. rod

    rod retired and happy

    Time to go back to school and take up accounting or some other desk job that involves no lifting. Sorry to say but the handwriting is on the wall.
     
  10. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Millenials don't know what cursive is.
     
  11. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    Computers do all their writing for them. They barely have to know how to print legibly.
     
  12. HEFFERNAN

    HEFFERNAN Huge Member

    If your wrist is at 25%, and it hurts working in the SMALL sort, you have 3 options.

    1) Go into management

    2) Go back out on injury and get it fixed. UPS will fight you that it was not injured at work.

    3) Put your 2 weeks notice in and find another job. I wish I could sugarcoat this for you because you did put 7 years into it but the job DOES NOT get any easier than your position right now. You are required to lift up to 70 pounds by yourself. UPS will fight you over any workmans comp over your previously cleared injury. It's hard to tell you to leave while you are enjoying great benefits and "free" healthcare, but I don't think anyone would tell you to manage your injury for your next 20 years.
     
  13. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    So, you are limp wristed?
     
  14. NXA

    NXA Active Member

    Google up "mene mene tekel upharsin " the reference has nothing to do with cursive.

    To the OP, there are administrative jobs at UPS, use the upsers site and talk to HR to make a plan. Sounds like package handling is out.