UPS open door alcohol and drug policy question.

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by goetface, Nov 6, 2011.

  1. goetface

    goetface New Member

    Hey guys, as you all know HR tells you that if you got a problem with alcohol or drugs that if you goto them first they will get you help, vs DT and being fired. My question is, is this something someone who things they need it, should it be sought after through UPS? or is this a bad career move? is the help free? anyone have or know anyone with experience in taking advantage of this?
     
  2. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    I would go to a personal physician. They have to keep your privacy unless you`re a danger to yourself and others.
     
  3. goetface

    goetface New Member

    Thing is I have no health insurance, i've been with UPS 4 months. Would county or state money be avail to me most likely?
     
  4. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

  5. goetface

    goetface New Member

    Yea I've done AA, but I have to not by choice enroll in something for further rehab in order to get a medical liscense to demonstrate I've done more then AA, and court ordered stuff for my medical board. I have to find something like an outpatient clinic.
     
  6. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    Find a local guidance clinic. They should base your fee on your income as well.
     
  7. goetface

    goetface New Member

    ok sounds good ill try that out, good to know they will base it on $150 a week from UPS lol.
     
  8. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    Good luck. I hope you take this seriously, you're taking a step in the right direction. :peaceful:
     
  9. goetface

    goetface New Member

    Thank you, I really do appreciate the support! thanks much!
     
  10. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    I would not go to ups, I would get help outside of UPS. I dont care what the privacy policy is, you are on record.
    heres the deal. If you have a problem, quit. If its drugs, go to a doc and get a script for suboxin, whatever to quit. Youre job is safe if you are in union, you will go on fmla. You will not get paid. It will be the best investment you ever made in yourself to not be addicted. Ive seen far too many people try to live being addicted to drugs, and keep a good personna. Once its gone from your life, you would be amazed how easy it is to live your life.
     
  11. hondo

    hondo promoted to mediocrity

    The poster who started this topic is not eligible for FMLA. Article 16 of NMA covers various types of leave of absence available. See:
    • Section 2, personal unpaid leave
    • Section 5, rehab. leave & future conditions of employment
    • Section 6, FMLA (to see why s/he is not eligible)
    His or her state's labor laws could possibly have some applicable employee protection available.
     
    Last edited: Nov 6, 2011
  12. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    As Dilli said, contact your county. They should have something. Income based as well. At $150 a week, might be free.
    Good luck, Goetface. Keep us updated as we care.
     
  13. bigblu 2 you

    bigblu 2 you Active Member

    do not go to ups,i had a friend who was going through a wife's terminal illness,son in jail and he was having blood pressure issues and not taking meds properly,long story short he fell off the wagon and checked into a clinic.when he came out ups thanked him for twenty years of service and fired him.his wife passed and he was left with 3 kids,52 years old and no income.the sad part was he lost his battle at the state panel and half of the management there are known alcoholics.find help soon and keep it to yourself...good luck and best wishes.
     
  14. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    hondo, if he is not eligible for fmla then he is not eligible for coverage, sooo do not contact UPS for help. Period.
     
  15. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    Yes, ups like the government. When they say let us help, run run as fast as you can. They do not help.