Ok, here's my story and I'm a bit nervous about it because I love working at this company and don't want to lose my job. I work preload in the mornings, I'm 18 and my seniority date was August 27th 2007 (not even a year into the job). So, I had a lymph node removed from my left armpit on Fri. 2/15 to see if it was cancer, which it wasn't, however it limits the use of my left arm. I told my supervisor that I would need that day off and that I would return the following Monday so I could do light duty and he agreed. Apparently, this guy didn't know anything and when I called today a higher up supervisor said they wouldn't let me come back to work until I get a note from my surgeon saying I can return to my full level of activity at work in case I was to injure myself on light duty and UPS would have a liability on their hands. I asked 4 different supervisors about this on the phone to confirm and they all said the same thing and I told them I wouldn't know until March 4th when I return to my doctor. So, now I'm sitting out on unpaid time until at least March 4th. My question is, since I haven't worked a full year, can they fire me on leave? A note: I've never had behavior problems, insubordination, tardiness or no calls no shows, and although I live in GA I'm in the union. Any response would definitely ease my mind, I worked hard to get this job. Thanks!