Family Emergency...

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by S.F. Rush, Dec 28, 2013.

  1. S.F. Rush

    S.F. Rush All Encompassing Member

    On Christmas day my mother had a serious fall down a flight of stairs and has some serious injuries and was sent to the hospital. I was at the hospital all christmas day trying to get a hold of one of my sups to let them know i wasnt coming in Thursday. I didnt get one response. so Thursday morning i suited up, reported to my center, explained the situation and was sent home to be with my mother. They asked me if i would be working friday and i said i couldnt make it. They didnt seem to thrilled about it. I'm kinda stressed that I may be in some sort of trouble come Monday. Should i come in with some sort of proof that i was actually at the hospital? It does sound fishy to call off both days after christmas, but my mom has a freakin broken neck for sake.
  2. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    I don't think you have any worries.
  3. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Life happens. As long as what you are telling management is the truth, not much they can do. I an sure they maybe upset, they have a lot of things to be upset about. They should expect the unexpected. Take care of mom.
  4. SmithBarney

    SmithBarney Well-Known Member

    FMLA you'll be fine.
  5. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    If he qualifies for fmla
  6. SmithBarney

    SmithBarney Well-Known Member

    Correct, having to be a primary caregiver. The Accident could have made him "temporarily" a primary caregiver.
  7. 2010. End November. I knew, that my mother would be going home, and informed my superiors accordingly. December 10, I got the news that she went home. 7 days later I was at her funeral (overseas), no questions asked. Could not make it for Monday start-updue to unfortunate technical plane deficiencies. No questions asked by my preload manager. We survived. Yes, there are managers, who have a heart.
  8. Thebrownstreak

    Thebrownstreak Active Member

    Don't worry about it. You'll be fine. Just do whatever it takes to help your mother.
  9. Thebrownstreak,
    thank you for your moral support. Much appreciated.
  10. Thebrownstreak

    Thebrownstreak Active Member

    They are just packages… is worth so much more than anything UPS can offer.
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  11. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    Take care of mom. Life it to short and family should be taken care of. You can't get in trouble for missing two days no matter what days they happen to be. If you have an attendance issue clean it up but take care of your family. Any ba or steward can smooth it over for you.

    I hope she feels better real soon from the bottom of my heart.
  12. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    At a PCM a management person informed us that another management person "Picked the wrong time to have a child" during an undisclosed peak year. I keep things like that locked up for threads like this.
  13. S.F. Rush

    S.F. Rush All Encompassing Member

    Hey thanks for the kind words. It really means a lot. I have perfect attendence other than the two days mentioned. I feel confident coming Monday now. Thanks again
  14. joeboodog

    joeboodog good people drink good beer

    I will keep you and your mother in my prayers. I have found that at UPS if you are a decent person mgt. respects that and will try to work with you.
  15. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Had a grandmother go in for a hip replacement which had me take a day off. Old center manager said he wanted me to bring in the old hip as proof.
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  16. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I believe you have to work a minimum number of hours to qualify for FMLA coverage.
  17. joeboodog

    joeboodog good people drink good beer

    What did he want with it? To make soup?
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  18. Kicked Your Dog

    Kicked Your Dog 23 Year Upser/SoCal Feeder

    Why are you nervous? Do you have other issues on the job that put you on their radar? If not, forget about it. Simply call in and say you're calling in. Don't explain, don't make excuses. When you return, don't worry. If it makes you feel better, have the hospital write up something and hand it to your on road, say good morning, and get to work. Family comes first, ALWAYS.
  19. Thebrownstreak

    Thebrownstreak Active Member

    Perfect Attendance….hah…..what is that. I've never had perfect attendance.
  20. Just Lurking

    Just Lurking Member

    No supervisor should not take or want any kind of medical excuse. HIPPA covers the information especially if it for a third party. For FMLA you only deal with HR. In emergency situations you will most likely have already missed the time before approval or disapproval.
    I can tell you from the birth of a child, 18 months of cancer treatment and death of spouse. NO asked or questioned any hours or days I took off. Just like anything at UPS - be honest.
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