Unexcused absence.

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Holydriver, Nov 2, 2015.

  1. Holydriver

    Holydriver Active Member

    So my DOT physical expires this Friday, and me trying to do the right thing spent 3 hours of my Saturday looking for a place to get my physical. I tried 5 places, they were either closed, didnt have a qualified doctor on hand, or simply didnt do DOT physicals. As such, I knew I needed to call in one day this week to get my physical completed. So, I called in today, Monday, in order to get this job requirement finished. My reasoning is that Monday is usually the lightest day of the week... Not long after calling in, my sup called and then texted me saying he needed me today. Unfortunately for him, I am not glued to my cell phone and didnt see his missed call or text until 9am, already after start time. By this time he had texted me to tell me that my absence will be unexcused. I dont even know what this means to me in terms of discipline. I was given 2 sick days this year as Ive only got 22 months of seniority, and used both days. I have called in maybe 2 times, one for sickness and this for the DOT physical. What sort of BS should I be expecting when I go in tomorrow?

    I see a lot of posting about whether the supervisors see you as a good or bad employee, and I know that he likes me and is happy with my job performance.
     
  2. retiredTxfeeder

    retiredTxfeeder cap'n crunch

    You can't legally drive a commercial vehicle with an expired DOT card. Maybe next time you can make arrangements to get it a little earlier. (I did the same thing once. My BP was up a little bit and I took the physical on the way to work. The Dr did not give me the card, and I had to call in and explain.) No manager is going to take the chance of you going out and either getting checked or have an accident while out of compliance.
     
  3. pickup

    pickup Well-Known Member

    Here's the thing, his card was good for Monday(today). It doesn't expire until Friday.
     
  4. Covemastah

    Covemastah Suspension Ovah !!! Tom is free FU Goodell !!

    Next time tell your sup to set your dot appt !!!
    Screw him you called in right !!
    You spoke with a human , no text or answering machine I hope !!!!!
     
  5. Holydriver

    Holydriver Active Member

    i guess what im really asking is what sort of discipline should i expect tomorrow when i go into work? a warning letter? a verbal warning? or some sort of BS article 50 procedings? my center likes to suspend drivers for weeks on end. i see that as unlikely as we near peak, but i guess its possible, right? i mean, :censored2:, i need the money i would earn today......id rather not have did the physical
     
  6. retiredTxfeeder

    retiredTxfeeder cap'n crunch

    The next to last physical I took before I retired, I went to the doctor 2 weeks before it expired. My BP was up. They took it several times. The doctor told me he was calling HR and telling them he was pulling my card THAT DAY. I told him, but I still have 2 weeks on it. He said that didn't matter, my card was null and void. I was pist, which of course, didn't help my BP. lol
     
  7. Covemastah

    Covemastah Suspension Ovah !!! Tom is free FU Goodell !!

    I was over limit Tex but got a tempory 3 month card!!
    You mustah blown the Velcro off of that cup. Lol
     
  8. retiredTxfeeder

    retiredTxfeeder cap'n crunch

    My old feeder dept. used to post a list of soon-to-be-expiring DOT cards about a month in advance. They stopped doing that several years ago. If you let it expire, it was on you and earned you a warning letter. At least in the feeder department I was in. Look at it like this. You learned a lesson. You won't get another WL for the same thing within the next 9 months.
     
  9. Covemastah

    Covemastah Suspension Ovah !!! Tom is free FU Goodell !!

    You called in spoke to someone and booked off!!
    They can't call you and or text you later to come in ,, that's not allowed ! Book on the next day by calling center then get a hold of steward first thing in the morning !
     
  10. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    I had my last physical a month before I retired. MY BP was just over the limit and I got a 3 month card. I didn't have to mess with the retesting and associated BS. It did drop on its own after I retired though. Imagine that?
     
  11. retiredTxfeeder

    retiredTxfeeder cap'n crunch

    I had gotten a 3 month card a couple of years back. Once you get a 3 month card, you cannot get another one. This particular time, I had taken my meds before I went up there. After I had been there a while, and was too high 3 times, they kicked in and I blew a 125/77. The doctor couldn't believe it. He didn't want me to pass, but he had to pass me.
     
  12. Covemastah

    Covemastah Suspension Ovah !!! Tom is free FU Goodell !!

    Hmmmm. Wonder why!!
    Don't mess around with that tho,, go see your dr it's a serious thing !!
     
  13. Covemastah

    Covemastah Suspension Ovah !!! Tom is free FU Goodell !!

    Tex. I didn't know that about second time !! Good info thanks and glad your ok ,,,
     
  14. retiredTxfeeder

    retiredTxfeeder cap'n crunch

    Yeah, I didn't know that either. I have white coat syndrome. It goes up every time I went in to get a physical. The dr told me I couldn't get another 90 day card, and I had delivered my last package for UPS. He was a D.
     
  15. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

    You don't coordinate it with the center? Here the OMS schedules it, you get paid for it, and the invoice gets sent to the company.
     
  16. Holydriver

    Holydriver Active Member

    No man they tell usnits to be done on our own time. That's why I wasted 3 hours of my Saturday and drove about 35 miles thru northern Virginia looking to do it the right way.
     
  17. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

    Ever hear of Google?
     
  18. 9.5er

    9.5er Well-Known Member

    We have to get ours on our own time also. But before we go we have to go to the center and print out the paperwork. There is only one office we can go to for our physical.
     
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  19. fres431

    fres431 Active Member

    Next time let it expire Friday so you can't drive the following Monday and do it then. They will have no valid discipline there
     
  20. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    I've never set up my DOT appointment. Management always has.