Struggling College Student

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Acidic, Nov 6, 2015.

  1. Acidic

    Acidic New Member

    So basically, I was hired this past May, as a loader for the midnight shift and everything has been going well. However, all of my troubles began when I went back to my University. I am a full-time college student on my senior year and things are far from easy when balancing between work and school. This is not my first time working a part-time job and going to school full-time but UPS's request days off process is very confusing to me and some what unprofessional. I told my full-time supervisor that in order for me to maintain working here that I would need certain days off in order to prepare myself for exams in certain classes as well as my final exams. He told me that he could do that for me, all I had to do was tell him 2 weeks prior to the days I needed off. Here lies the problem, as we approach closer and closer to peak season, my full-time supervisor is becoming more and more resistant to giving me days off that I had requested off, (verbally but with reminders as the date approaches) all the back in September. To top it off, I am looking at basically a week off from work for my final exams coming in early December which I have been told by my co-workers is impossible for me to request off. I am in a really tough spot to say the least. If my full-time supervisor refuses to give me the days off that I need for my final exams then I will have to call out. If I call out for a week I am basically fired. What kills me the most is that HR and my full-time supervisor all told me that they will accommodate me and other college students who need more time for school. Since, there is no legitimate request days off (from my knowledge). I do not know how to go about this without losing my job. It is without question that I will not come into work especially for my final exams. To lose my job over something that was promised to me months before. I find it unacceptable and completely unreasonable. My question for you guys is, How can I go about this in order to maintain my position at UPS, but also receive the days off pertaining to my final exams. All advise is welcomed. Thank you in advance.
     
  2. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    Don't let the door hit ya'.
     
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  3. upschuck

    upschuck Avatar bet gone wrong

    Ask them, if they don't give you the days off, call in, if they fire you(which I doubt), your schooling is more important than this job. You will be able to find another.
     
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  4. Turdferguson

    Turdferguson Guest

    You find it unreasonable that a company that more than doubles their workload during the month of December won't give you the time off? Just as you are worried about yourself, they are worried about their self's . Do what you need to do. They will also
     
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  5. fres431

    fres431 Active Member

    Drs note
     
  6. Turdferguson

    Turdferguson Guest

    You don't think they would fire someone calling in a week straight during peak?
     
  7. No.
     
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  8. Turdferguson

    Turdferguson Guest

    They fire you for not grabbing a hand hold.
     
  9. Well,that makes much more sense.
     
  10. fres431

    fres431 Active Member

    Let me write you a dr note. " acidic is to stressed to work from ______ to ______ " fill in the blanks your good to go!
    Dr "brown"
     
  11. upschuck

    upschuck Avatar bet gone wrong

    Maybe, maybe not, but he needs good grades more than a labor intensive PT job.
     
  12. Turdferguson

    Turdferguson Guest

    I agree completely, but don't tell him they won't fire him for it, because they will
     
  13. He just needs to dig in. 3-4 hours at UPS and college classes aren't as long as you think they are.
     
  14. upschuck

    upschuck Avatar bet gone wrong

    I didn't, I told him I doubt they will fire him a couple weeks before Christmas(when finals usually are). If he works hard, even less chance.
     
  15. upschuck

    upschuck Avatar bet gone wrong

    Not 2 weeks before CHristmas
     
  16. upschuck

    upschuck Avatar bet gone wrong

    No it doesn't.
     
  17. upschuck

    upschuck Avatar bet gone wrong

    Of course you do, how can someone disagree with that much wisdom.
     
  18. Yes it does. Safety first.
     
  19. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Family Leave might work.
     
  20. retiredTxfeeder

    retiredTxfeeder cap'n crunch

    OP, don't get your feelings hurt because you feel HR and some management personnel lied to you. Dude, they go to school to learn how to lie to you. HR has numbers to make just like anyone else at this outfit. They will tell you whatever they have to so you will hang around and hump boxes for peak. If you have to call out, just do it. Good luck.