Veterans please give me advice

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Dandroid, Jun 14, 2016.

  1. Dandroid

    Dandroid Member

    I have been a preloader for 2 years. Thursday last week I no called no showed. I have never done this but my back was killing me (been having spasms for 2 months now and I am only 24). I literally showed up to work in my car, decided I couldn't do it today, and drove back home. I tried to call, but I couldn't get my damaged phone to make the call to call in. And it's not like I can go to my gmas or dads house when its 3 a.m. to use their phone

    I know you guys are sarcastic and love to troll, but please.... put that aside for one minute and help me as I intend to be a driver and make this my career

    It is now tuesday, and my part-time supervisor informs me to see my full-time supervisor regarding the day I no-called no-showed. I said ok and after I finished my pull I went to see her and she said that i am being given a warning letter. I said....

    "I understand completely and accept as I did not call, but my back has been killing me the past 2 months and I've been having minor muscle spasms, I am not trying to avoid discipline as I understand I deserve it, but can I please get moved off my pull for a week or two? I also intend on seeing a chiropractor soon in hopes it will help. I am even willing to come in earlier unpaid to make this easier on me"

    Her reply was: "No I cannot accommodate and no I cannot let you come in early as that is unfair to us and yourself, your health is your own responsibility as you are a grown adult and need to take your own measures to control your health, I can give you help near the end as far as irregs and whatnot but no I cannot take you off your pull. If you need to see a doctor than see a doctor"

    All my union rep was able to do was refer me to a good chiro, which I accepted gladly none the less.

    Please guys... I know you're cynic and I understand your cynicism, but I work hard at my job and I would do it everyday if I could just manage this pain... the spasms have calmed since I got a back brace (which I've been wearing for a month) but I still have pain, and I refuse to down ibuprofen or tylenol eveyday.

    I intend to be a drive but was Dq'd due to a personal vehicle accident, 9 months to go

    You guys made it and I respect that, but please help me make it
  2. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

    You drove to work, but you couldn't walk inside and say you felt unfit to work?
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  3. burrheadd

    burrheadd Superstar

    Do all part timers have jacked up phones?
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  4. Dandroid

    Dandroid Member

    No, I could not. I know how the management works and they would guilt trip me into staying which I can't handle.

    I have high social anxiety, its my weakness.
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  5. billerz

    billerz Active Member

    My advice would be don't no call no show again, and see a doctor if you think you need to. The pain prob won't go away on its own, and honestly driving should be the last of your worries. You will get the chance to drive as long as you keep working, just make sure you can still walk by the time you get that chance.
  6. Dandroid

    Dandroid Member

    What do I do in the meantime with this pain though? I dont want to screw my pull up enough to get moved as fking over my drivers IS THE LAST THING I want to do. They're good people and work hard.
  7. Dandroid

    Dandroid Member

    I can't financially afford the "oh you missed work because your back? Come back when you've seen a doctor"
  8. burrheadd

    burrheadd Superstar

    If your hurt go see a dr.
    It's not that complicated
  9. Turdferguson

    Turdferguson Just a turd

    Did you hurt your back at work, or is this an off the job injury?
  10. Future

    Future Well-Known Member

    Get to your Dr. ASAP......if your going to miss your shift Call your sup.....keep all documentation from your appt.
  11. Dandroid

    Dandroid Member

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    HEFFERNAN Huge Member

    Mistakes happen and you took the beating for the no call no show.
    That is the only thing you did right though.
    Because of your injury and admitting it to the supervisor, you won't be able to claim workmans comp.
    Management will claim you didn't hurt it at work and will deny any claim.
    If you clocked in that day and said your back hurt, then you would be taken care of as an on-the-job injury.
  13. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 mouth breathers...everywhere

    Waah. Go see a doctor. And you do realize if you'd walked into the building that day...told your sup you were not feeling well and had to go could have avoided a warning letter for NC/NS?

    HEFFERNAN Huge Member

    Either way, go to a doctor or walk-in and get yourself some medicine and/or care
  15. Honestly..if your back hurts as a preloader,you will never make it as a driver.
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  16. Turdferguson

    Turdferguson Just a turd

    Did you document that you hurt yourself at work.
  17. olroadbeech

    olroadbeech Happy Verified UPSer

    pretty straightforward.

    accept the discipline because you were at fault. go to the doctor and see what he/she can do for you . you may have to get a doctors note for light duty? not sure about that.

    being only 24 and already having back trouble says maybe you should seriously consider other work. why be in pain and crippled for the next 30 years? there are plenty of non physical jobs out there. work , get a degree and use your brain instead of your muscles.

    good luck with whatever you do.
  18. ChrisTheBrown

    ChrisTheBrown Active Member

    Amen to that..
  19. Dandroid

    Dandroid Member

    You say this, but my fellow (driver laid off) preloaders who have been cover driving have said driving is easier on your back. Please do not discourage me.
  20. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 mouth breathers...everywhere

    You can't get put on light duty for an injury that's not documented as a comp injury.