Sick

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Package_Donkey14, Jan 22, 2014.

  1. Package_Donkey14

    Package_Donkey14 milk was a bad choice

    Had to call in sick today... Don't like doing it, but spent all night praying to the porcelain Gods. Called my center and my on car answered. I said,"Hey man sorry but I'm sick and can't make it in today." His reply...."WHAT!" long pause..... I said, "I am sick,please use one of my optional paid days for today." He says "Oh Boy!" Then I end the call.... Love it how our management team doesn't give two :censored2:s about their people. Never said, Hey man get well soon or take care of yourself. Just waiting for the call back begging me to come in.. I really hope I don't have this nasty flu that I hear is going around... Anyone else out there getting sick?
     
  2. bottomups

    bottomups Bad Moon Risen'

    Getting real sick of overtime.
    Take care of yourself today.
     
  3. Package_Donkey14

    Package_Donkey14 milk was a bad choice

    Thanks Bud! Be safe out there
     
  4. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    I was sick 2 days a week ago. Something is going around. Everyone in my family has had it and a couple others in my building also.
     
  5. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Wife had it last week. Off for three days. I caught a head cold this week. Trying to take it easy, but the boss won't cooperate.
     
  6. Package_Donkey14

    Package_Donkey14 milk was a bad choice


    I deliver to a hospital and last week I walked in and saw a full waiting room with at least half a dozen people in wheel chairs. I went up to the front desk for the sig and asked the lady if there had been a car accident or some big mishap in the area that would prompt the number of people in there. She looked at me and said "It's the Flu." Never thought the flu could put people in a wheel chair. She told me it's the worst she has seen in her 22yrs at that hospital.
     
  7. upschuck

    upschuck Avatar bet gone wrong

    Workmans Comp..:)
     
  8. Package_Donkey14

    Package_Donkey14 milk was a bad choice


    Your a UPSer! That means you're a step up from superman. You can't get sick! You're invincible! HaHa!! At least that's how they treat you when you have to call in sick. Hope you feel better soon..
     
  9. Ouch

    Ouch Well-Known Member

    Man the flu has killed like 13 people here in Tn. Packagedonkey take care of yourself. Chicken noodle soup and 7up. Hope you feel better bud. I didn't get a flu shot this year but you can bet your butt next year I will get mine in Sept.
     
  10. Package_Donkey14

    Package_Donkey14 milk was a bad choice

    Thanks Bud! Didn't get my Flu shot this year either... Lesson Learned!
     
  11. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    There is still time - February is peak flu month
     
  12. 1989

    1989 Well-Known Member

    Then it's over May 1st?
     
  13. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    fur sur
     
  14. blkmamba

    blkmamba Active Member

    Isn't it sad when something like this happens and you don't get a "feel better" or "take care of yourself". UPS has pushed management so far towards the "me first" spectrum that they can't look past how it will effect them.
    If UPS staffed correctly and wouldn't send people home at the beginning of a sort then things like this would be but a little bump in the road. But because of micromanagement from above and numbers first it is impossible to "plan for the unexpected"
     
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  15. upschuck

    upschuck Avatar bet gone wrong

    It is smart to overstaff and send people home if they can, that way when someone calls in, then they have replacement there and no service delays.
     
  16. joeboodog

    joeboodog good people drink good beer

    Its amazing how they make you feel like crap but when you really feel like crap they can't get along without you. Sadly when you decide to tough it out and come in when you are sick, the next day they call you on the carpet because you ran late. Nice to be appreciated.
     
  17. you aint even know it

    you aint even know it Well-Known Troll Troll

    If they call you, you are guaranteed your hours, even if they send you home. If they have a bunch of people on probation, then I could see that happening and them getting away with it.
     
  18. you aint even know it

    you aint even know it Well-Known Troll Troll

    I don't think any manager could maintain their sanity to see an hourly standing around doing nothing, so that's why they hate overstaffing.
     
  19. upschuck

    upschuck Avatar bet gone wrong

    A next few people in line to work usually come in just to see if they have a chance of working, that is usually when they start asking people to go home. Center usually only posts start times for normal route drivers and any utility driver that will cover a vacation, everyone else is on call.
     
  20. you aint even know it

    you aint even know it Well-Known Troll Troll

    Wow! That's crazy, why not quit? Are the on-calls seniority employees working different position(s)?