FMLA. I don't think so. FMLA is for FAMILY type problems...not your medical problems. That's how it was explained to me when my Mom got sick and eventually died. It is so you can take care of whatever that means. It was instituted to protect folks from getting fired for just those reasons i.e. a hole bosses with no compassion or sympathy, you know like just about everyone there, not all but most. My direct mgr. was great by the way during my time of need "Go take of your Mom...call ups later". BTW-option days are taken first until exhausted(as explained to me). The OP's post doesn't really clarify if the company is aware of an ongoing medical/debilitating condition. Like "I've been diagnosed with anxiety whatever and I get anxious and whatever..." Or something like "I have cancer and will be out for a few days regularly for treatment..." This type of thing is what disability is for. I'd bet this is all plowed ground with mgt. and the local. Now, you just can't leave the job without consequences. Not blaming anyone, they are counting on you. So, all that said some sort of agreement will eventually be reached. I've seen these types of ongoing situations. The person eventually gets fired or fades away(somehow). The person is usually chronically absent. Again not blaming anyone but have seen it for decades. These folks always seem to work just enough to qualify for benefits, retirement and vacations...always just enough. Ups is a job that requires healthy, energetic bodies(notice I didn't say smart) to report to work everyday, otherwise they eventually fade away. Having a mental condition/disability makes life challenging not to mention working at a place like UPS.