called in for medical reason, refused to come in to clinic, what can happen?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by brob5111, May 21, 2014.

  1. brob5111

    brob5111 New Member

    I am an employechecked training, not yet in the union. I suffered from heat illness today because I failed to hydrate myself properly last night working the overnight shift. I called the training office to see if I could miss just this one time, as I now know that I need to stay hydrated and I made a mistake. She didnt have a problem but told me that I must Come in to get checked out in the medical clinic. I refused to because I felt that this would do more harm than good, i just couldnt mentally go into a medical setting at this time. Im having one rough night. I am an unloader and this is my first absence on a night where it was supposed to be my last nihht of training. Can I be terminated for refusal and my first absence? She wouldn't give a definitive answer, she jist said we will see you tomorrow night. What can happen? Is there any peace pf mind that I wont be suspended or lose my job?
  2. Brownslave688

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

    They can drop you like a bad habit anytime they want while trying to make book
  3. BigBeef42

    BigBeef42 Active Member

    You're at their mercy. If they desperately need people to unload then u will keep ur job.

    If they need to cut costs, or have someone else that's better than you, then goodbye.

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  4. brob5111

    brob5111 New Member

    Well I read in one other thread that you must face suspension before any type of termination. Is that true?
  5. Brownslave688

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

    Not if you're in training.
  6. brob5111

    brob5111 New Member

    Well I was told by my sup and my trainer that I was working very well. There seems to be a desperAte need for good unloaders as they said they were going to be hiring heavily for the next three weeks. The one other new hire assigned to my section already resigned. I hope I dont lose this opportunity because of one bad night and bad timing to learn a lesson.
  7. brob5111

    brob5111 New Member

    Anyone with more insight?
  8. retiredTxfeeder

    retiredTxfeeder cap'n crunch

    Looks to me like you've got some good answers to your question. You're in training/probation. Any negative mark can put you out the door. So far you've missed a day and failed to follow instructions from a supervisor. That in itself is more than enough to terminate. Your fate depends on how bad they need a warm body. BTW, 38 years of insight.
  9. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    If you couldn't come in because of the affects of dehydrating yourself , lite-headedness,etc, then you should have replied "how can I safely travel in my condition to go to the clinic?"
    If you're clean and have nothing to hide you could have come in the next work day and gone to the clinic then if they still wanted.
  10. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Good lesson here kids: Never give details of why you are calling in.
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  11. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Next time call in and say you have diarrhea.
  12. twoeddies1

    twoeddies1 Member

    Its like the mob. They called you for a sit down and you didn't come in... you're gonna get whacked
  13. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    Correction: explosive diarrhea.
  14. BrownBrokeDown

    BrownBrokeDown Active Member

    More insight...Your not being "mentally" able to be in a medical setting is bs. If physically, you could not drive, etc. then ok. They can fire you for looking at them wrong while in training.
  15. BigBeef42

    BigBeef42 Active Member

    Exactly correct. If u feel obligated, say ur sick, and no more explanation.

    Women use the "it's that time of month" excuse and no questions are asked. Privileged, hmmm?

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  16. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    The correct answer is ILL. Anything else is a violation of your HIPAA rights under federal law.