LWOP Policy

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by Godzilla55, Apr 7, 2019.

  1. Godzilla55

    Godzilla55 New Member

    Need to take some time off to check out a lucrative opportunity in another state. What is the current policy on lwop? Can’t seem to get a straight answer or find any literature on the matter. I would use vacation time but it is scheduled a few months out. Thanks.
     
  2. Operational needs

    Operational needs Virescit Vulnere Virtus

    Policy is it depends on whether your Sr manager approves it or not. They don’t have to approve it. It’s based on operational needs.
     
  3. Subramaniam's Myth

    Subramaniam's Myth New Member

    This comes under the heading of "flexible Rules". You wont get a straight answer,if your well liked you may get it or if the cause of your LWOP is convenient for Operational Needs.
     
  4. 59 Dano

    59 Dano Some of my best friends are black.

    In your opinion, what should the policy be?
     
  5. SmithBarney

    SmithBarney Well-Known Member

    I think he was stating the policy... you know as well as others, if it fits Operational needs.. in other words, if they can get by without you, then yes LWOP. LWOP for our locations, not happening, we've blown up and don't even fit our station anymore, we barely have enough coverage right now for vacations. One sick call and the station pretty much implodes.
     
  6. floridays

    floridays Well-Known Member

    A great problem for any company to have as long as the customer doesn't entertain other options.
     
  7. Godzilla55

    Godzilla55 New Member

    Thanks for the input everyone.
     
  8. 5yearsleft

    5yearsleft Member

    I have been told by my senior manager I can not use LWOP days if I still have unused vacation days.
     
  9. MAKAVELI

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    That's bs.
     
  10. Nolimitz

    Nolimitz Active Member

    true that. but I have been denied personal days when my wife broke her arm and need surgery....
     
  11. MAKAVELI

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    Fmla would take care of that.
     
  12. Nolimitz

    Nolimitz Active Member

    fmla is un paid in most cases. I only need 2 days and was denied
     
  13. 59 Dano

    59 Dano Some of my best friends are black.

    Then use the vacation days.
     
  14. MAKAVELI

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    Depending on state laws sick leave can be used for fmla. If not use your vacation. It's fedex policy to use all but one week of vacation for fmla.
     
  15. Nolimitz

    Nolimitz Active Member

    it was an emergency in summer. no vacation was open. Senior mgr was a dick. I took the time as lwop that I could not afford at the time. Piss on em. I was not going in to work regardless of operational needs. had 2 sm kids at home and wife in hospital. It is a Family company after all. Ya right!
     
  16. MAKAVELI

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    You don't need an open spot to use vacation for fmla. It's federal law. They can't deny you.
     
  17. Nolimitz

    Nolimitz Active Member

    it was 8 yrs ago. Sr was a dick and like the money was coming out of his own pocket... more or less. I bit the bullet and moved on. but it was still a dick move on his part as I had personal days available. What is a personal day good for?? Never worked for any company that required personal days to be scheduled... chicken :censored2: at best
     
  18. SmithBarney

    SmithBarney Well-Known Member

    FMLA is unpaid, and you have the option of using your Personals for whatever you want. You can call in tomorrow and tell your manager you are taking a personal(if you have them left) You don't need to disclose why, you can just say something pressing came up, etc... it's not really their business, That's why they are called "personal"
     
  19. Nolimitz

    Nolimitz Active Member

    not, here you can't. been that way the 10 yrs I've been there
     
  20. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    If that had been the SM’s wife, he sure as hell would have taken off. Lots of double standards at FedEx.