So about a week ago from today, my grandfather was hospitalized after suffering a massive stroke and heart attack. The entire right hemisphere of his brain is dead and his heart is barely working on it's own. He is in something close to a vegetative state, to what I know. --- Today he is going to be taken off his ventilator. We do not know how long it will take for him to die, but it's safe to say it is going to happen soon. My question is regarding a very short period of time off to deal with this issue - while I was not close to my grandfather due to how he treated my dad in life, and I cannot say I am 'grieving', I do wish to be available to help my parents out as needed and to attend the funeral. What is the proper protocol to informing my supervisor about this impending death and any possible time off I may need? To note, I only recently started working for UPS - about a week and a half ago. I do not wish to make a poor impression, as I'd like to make this a career. Should I just not take any time when he dies? Is a day or two at absolute most ok without hurting me come my review after the 40 day probation period?