Can I get disciplined even with a Dr note?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Brown Biscuit, Aug 2, 2018.

  1. Brown Biscuit

    Brown Biscuit Blind every day

    I have missed several days the last 2 weeks due to an unknown illness. Been to the doctor and got notes for the days. My sup texted me today before I was even awake saying they need me in and that I am putting myself at risk by missing this much time.
    I guess my question is even with a note from the doctor, can I get disciplined for missing these days? I can’t even crawl out of bed, meanwhile they’re asking me to come run an air route or bulk stops. Is this harassment?
  2. RolloTony Brown Town

    RolloTony Brown Town Active Member

    If your attendance hasn’t been an issue before than it won’t go any further than a warning letter. We have to follow progressive discipline.

    Harassment is all about perception to the person who feels harassed. If you receive discipline then have your steward grieve it to start the paper trail.
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  3. Daf

    Daf Active Member

    File for FMLA. If this is an extended illness you can get government protection.
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  4. DieHardUPSER

    DieHardUPSER Member

    This, file for FMLA or STD. Dr.'s notes are not going to do anything for you.
  5. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

  6. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    What's going on? If it has to do with you genitals please go into detail.
  7. Wally

    Wally BrownCafe Innovator & King of Puns

    The OP doesn't have a STD.
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  8. Mst3k

    Mst3k Active Member

    They can attempt to discipline you for any reason at ups.
  9. Adahowfarms

    Adahowfarms New Member

    Call HR and get on FMLA you’ll keep your insurance that way also.
  10. You have to be there awhile before you can get FMLA, unless UPS has some deal I don't know about. At my hub, they are so desperate for people that they lie about where we are located to get more people. I can't see them giving up on anybody. We have one guy who has no called no showed for a few weeks now and they are still crossing their fingers hoping he starts showing back up again! I can't see them being like "Great, now that you're back and we have all this work to do, you're fired!"
  11. Maple Grove MN Driver

    Maple Grove MN Driver Cocaine Mang!

    As long as you call in there is nothing they can do.
    If you have a DRs note tell them to pound sand and pee up a rope.
  12. 728ups

    728ups offending people on the internet since 1995

    You can be disciplined any time for any infraction that's how this company rolls . It won't stick if you file a grievance.Oh yeah if they Do issue discipline over something that petty than you need to bury them in supe working,harassment and retaliation grievances
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  13. Big Package

    Big Package Handler

    There should be no texting between you and management. I would screen shot everything, stop texting, CALL, and keep the screenshots/conversations for later in case something happens. Keep these with the photos of your punch in/out. If you're absent M-F on week 1, that's one occurrence. If you show up Tuesday and Thursday, you get 3 occurrences that week.

    "I am not well enough to work" is all you ever need to say. Nobody needs to know your specific issue, aka, they won't know what to use against you for leverage. Only your doctor and the FMLA form should have any specifics whatsoever.

    That's why I tell these kids to not come in. If you try to work and fail then you end up with more occurrences, and risk infecting everyone else. Last year one guy on split had ring worm and LOL just what you figured would happen, happened.

    FMLA has helped me immensely with a persistent medical issue. As random as it is and as infrequently as it flares up, it's nice knowing I've got FMLA for the BS that management can, has, and will try to do. :censored2: happens. If my xyz acts up and I'm bed ridden again then oh well they can't do a thing.
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  14. Benben

    Benben Working on a new degree, Masters in BS Detecting!

    huh, You checked him yourself? Indecisi0n be jealous!
  15. Benben

    Benben Working on a new degree, Masters in BS Detecting!

    BTW, how do you do an @somebody?

    Gumby help!
  16. Edd O'Rion

    Edd O'Rion Member

    This happened to me twice. The first time was viral meningitis, and the second time was unknown, but similar to mono. The doctor’s note covered me both times. Call HR and the Union to make sure you don’t lose your insurance coverage.
  17. VelcroVestsAreTearable

    VelcroVestsAreTearable Worlds Okayest Sup

    Discipline at UPS? They still try that?
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  18. Protein Fart

    Protein Fart Well-Known Member

    I got a pending termination for getting a cortisone shot in my shoulder with a note from an orthopedic surgeon.
  19. Box Ox

    Box Ox Well-Known Member

    Get a note for the legs! They won't be able to touch you!

    Edit for clarification: Sounds like you're shifting work to your upper body. Stop doing that and get another note.
  20. BlackCat

    BlackCat Active Member

    I have gotten a few of those.

    I swear that it hurts worse (for a few days) then it did to start.