Injury outside of work as a new hire, what happens now? - On Topic

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Greg Sher, Jun 23, 2018.

  1. Greg Sher

    Greg Sher New Member

    Okay... so I literally just started doing package handling this last Wednesday at the Hodgkins UPS, and I worked the whole week. Last night I just sprained my foot. Outside of work. I know there’s the 30 day probational period. Can I call off say for a couple days to a week? Or is that a terrible idea. What should I expect? Am I probably going to get fired?
  2. Box Ox

    Box Ox Well-Known Member

    Call in and be very frank and honest. Your chances probably depend on your location’s staffing needs.
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  3. Greg Sher

    Greg Sher New Member

    Since it’s Saturday I’m expecting I can’t call right now. Should I call my supervisor and tell him before work starts on Monday? I do sunrise sort.
  4. Box Ox

    Box Ox Well-Known Member

    Absolutely. He’ll at least appreciate that you gave him time to figure out how he wants to fill slots with you out.

    I’d actually text first if I were you. A record for both of you and less intrusive upon one’s weekend/time off.
  5. Turdferguson

    Turdferguson Just a turd

    If you hadn't signed up here under your real name, and given you work location I would have advised sucking it up, and walking into work normally ,and then curled up in a ball screaming in agony five minutes after the sort started Monday.
    Call or text your supervisor on Monday BEFORE the sort starts and explain what happened
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  6. Greg Sher

    Greg Sher New Member

    I only have the numbers that they gave us for my supe and my manager. Do you think they take text messages? I was going to send a text to my supe now to let him know, and if he doesn’t respond I’m going to just call before the sort. And yeah I know that probably wasn’t a good idea but I just didn’t care at the point. Needed a question answered since I really need this job and I am not in a position to lose it lol.
  7. Turdferguson

    Turdferguson Just a turd

    Yes text them if you have their number. .
    And relax you have to be a complete screw up to lose this job. It's hard physical labor. As long as you aren't hurt on their dime they shouldn't get too upset about it
  8. Greg Sher

    Greg Sher New Member

    Alright. Thank you, I appreciate the advice
  9. Typoe99

    Typoe99 New Member

    From my understanding CACH is in a real bad place on having enough package handlers. They will probably hold onto you
  10. LeftRS1

    LeftRS1 One of those Millennials Drivers

    Here's what you do, suck it up show to work with your doctors note about work restrictions, tell them you need to work and they will send you home. 99 times of 100.
  11. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    Your best bet is to be honest and tell your FT sup what happened....bring a dr note if you have one. They won’t fire you for taking a few days off....I’ve never seen a building so desperate for employees....especially inside the hub and especially this time of year. One good heatwave and the blue vests quit like crazy.
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  12. Wally

    Wally BrownCafe Innovator & King of Puns

    You should have hobbled into work. You hurt that on the job and need workman's comp.
  13. You should've went into work and made it look like it happened on the job so you could've at least gotten workers comp but be prepared to get fired since you are still in your 30 day probationary period and you called in. If they find out you hurt yourself they will probably terminate you even though it wasn't on the job I understand where you're coming from but be prepared to hear from somebody about your termination
  14. I wouldn't risk getting sued for faking an injury
  15. I'd say you might not have your job by the time you get off the injury you're still in you 30 day probation period and have no seniority don't be surprised if you try to go back to work and you've been replaced
  16. burrheadd

    burrheadd KING Of GIFS

    You realize Greg got hurt in June 2018
    Don’t you?
  17. No but still UPS doesn't give a hoot about someone injuring themselves outside of the hub they're only worried about in hub on the clock injuries but this person probably did lose his job because he was still in his probationary period
  18. dudebro

    dudebro Well-Known Member

    Most likely is they probably kept him, he worked 3 weeks, and then he quit on his own. Kudos to him if he's still around.
  19. Jkloc420

    Jkloc420 Well-Known Member

    I'm hurt right now, me feelings
  20. He's probably gone to Amazon as soon as they raised the pay to $15 an hour bi just won't work for a company that works employees to the Bone and doesn't have a union or healthcare and that's why I think UPS only gave us $13 an hour because at the end of the day a majority of us would rather have free health insurance that have our checks raped each week