Sick calls?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by BilderbergGroup, Sep 1, 2011.

  1. BilderbergGroup

    BilderbergGroup New Member

    Ive called in sick for the past 3 days because of food poisoning. I havent been to the doctor. Is there a certain number of days you can call in sick without needing a doctors note? Im feeling a lot better today than I did on Monday when I was throwing up all day but I still feel light headed and dehydrated and was thinking about calling in sick for a fourth day.

    I hate going to the doctor. :sick:
  2. Random_Facts

    Random_Facts Member

    Each hub is a bit different, but 4days should be alright, by calling in and not needing a doctor note.
    Then again, it also depends on how long you've been there. If you're the type (not saying you are) but if you don't show up every day, and call in knowing it will be a bad day. They might make you get a doctors note. On the other hand, 4 days should be alright. =).

    Feel better, take care of yourself. That's important, number one for sure!
  3. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    If you're out that long, use the great insurance we have, pay the 20 bucks, and go see a doctor for your own sake, not for a note. Take care of yourself, no one on this board is gunna do it for ya.
  4. Random_Facts

    Random_Facts Member

    He can only use our 'great' insurance, if he's been here for a year. If he's less than a year. No benefits.
  5. brown_trousers

    brown_trousers Active Member

    This isn't high school, you don't need a doctor's note to prove you were sick. your "note" only needs to say you are physically healthy enough for work. Just go to a clinic and get the note.
  6. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    That will teach you to buy hotdogs from Canadians.
  7. superballs63

    superballs63 Well-Known Troll Troll

    Should we also keep from buying chicken cooked inside a UPS truck for 4 hours?? I did that once
  8. UPSGUY72

    UPSGUY72 Well-Known Member

    Pay the $20 for what ?? I don't have any co-pays. I haven't paid a dime to go to the doctors or hospital.
  9. UPSGUY72

    UPSGUY72 Well-Known Member

    Your going to need to get a Dr note if your out more than 3 days in a row and your claiming to be sick.
  10. hurricanegunner

    hurricanegunner UPSPoop

    In our center, we have to have a note from a doctor saying we were sick if we were out for three days in a row or more.
    If you are that sick, you need to see a doctor. There may be more than just food poisoning going on. You may hate going to the doctor, but the doctor can help you with this particular problem and also help you deal with anything else that might be going on. Please see a doctor. You only get one shot at life: make it count.
  11. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

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  12. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    Scheduled office visits are 20 dollar copays.

    Just realized you're in Massachusetts. I'm guessing it has something to do with the healthcare thing they got up there.
  13. BrownArmy

    BrownArmy Well-Known Member

    I'm in Mass and I still pay co-pays for doctor and specialist visits.

    It ain't much, and it beats paying full rate, but I still have to pay the co-pays.

    The UPS health insurance really does rock; that's going to come up in the next contract negotiation.
  14. browniehound

    browniehound Well-Known Member

    This is the problem with the health care system as I see it. You only pat $20 to see a doctor? Why? Why shouldn't you pay the full rate? You don't expect to pay $20 to see your mechanic do you? Why should you only pay $20 to see the doctor? And presciptions? Why should you pay the discounted rate? You don't expect a discount when you buy food or clothes, do you?

    Health insurance should just be used for major illnesses and surgeries, etc. Where did this notion that it should be free to see a doctor come from?
  15. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

  16. grgrcr88

    grgrcr88 No It's not green grocer!

    I don't expect to pay the mechanic one red cent if I have been covered by a warranty that has been paid for to cover those expenses that might be incurred by a covered malfunction. Same as insurance!!

    Got that Covered?
  17. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    The health insurance should be happy to pay for you to see a doctor if it prevents a much more serious health matter that could have been prevented by that visit. Plus the health insurance doesn`t pay the "full rate", they pay a agreed upon discounted price with the doctors practice. Do the math. Their share of a $100 office visit or their share of a $10,000 hospital stay?

    And since you brought it up. Do you pay $20 for an oil change from your mechanic or do you pay him $4000 for the blown motor you didn`t do maintenance on?