sick days/ an excuse to make attendance issue to get you fired

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Brown echo, Apr 16, 2014.

  1. Brown echo

    Brown echo If u are not alive than for sure truth is not real

    we have 6 sick days from may to may, if i use all 6 sick days before april 30th and use a sick day lets say in june even thou my new sick days started as of may 1st, we get taken into the office in june for using 7 sick days when technically, i just starting to use my new sick days that started in may 1st.what is your opinion? and do you think they have the right to do that?
  2. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Now, a low life jack wagon, and still loving it.

    You get six? Wow.
  3. Gumby

    Gumby *

    5 sick sick of working
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  4. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Now, a low life jack wagon, and still loving it.

    I guess.
  5. Gumby

    Gumby *

    I need about 50, of those days!
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  6. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Now, a low life jack wagon, and still loving it.

    Those are every day for me, partner.:wink-very:
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  7. Rain Shield

    Rain Shield Member

    In my opinion, if you are paid, they can pound sand. How can an employee be disciplined if they are being paid for not being in attendance? I would assume it follows under Vacation or Holiday language. Ask your supervisor how you can be disciplined for using an earned benefit. I would love to hear their answer to that one since I would assume the sick days are earned by either number of hours worked or number of reports the previous year.
  8. Gumby

    Gumby *

    You suck.....let me say It suck!....but im glad 4u
  9. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    As long as you have sick days available, you can use them whenever you want...but that doesn't mean that management won't
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  10. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    Yup...I believe I get an 6th sick day when I hit 10 years too...yay.
  11. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    I never understood how calling out sick becomes an absentee problem if one stays within the allotted days? The company agreed to 6 days, therefore, they acknowledge it is perfectly normal to get sick up to 6 days a year.
  12. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    The company is going to pay for these days whether you use them or not so I agree that as long as you have paid days left this should not be an issue.
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  13. scoutlover

    scoutlover Member

    We are from January to January. I had the exact same issue as you. Caught a bad stomach virus in October, November, and January. As soon as January hit I got all my sick days back, but when I got back I was issued a warning letter because I had six occurrences in the last 9 months. Every day I was out I was paid for and had a doctor's note but still got the warning letter.

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  14. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    We get 6 in 6 months, but all unpaid. We have guys who know exactly when one will fall off and call in the next day, nothing is ever said.
  15. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    That's BS! Management doesn't get to decide when we use our sick time.
  16. bluebiker

    bluebiker Member

    The company agreed to pay you for 6 days, you could get the flu and use up all 6. Then what would happen if you caught some sort of contagious virus?

    They want you to come in and get others sick?

    Ask for that in writing. When you get it in writing on a UPS letterhead tell them you won't be in the next day, you'll be down at the OSHA office making a complaint.
  17. UPSGUY72

    UPSGUY72 Well-Known Member

    Of course this all is hypothetical since it isn't May or June so you haven't gotten your new year allotment of sick days. Just go to work and stop trying to figure out how you can get out of working without getting in trouble.....

    You get 6 paid sick days you can call out more than six time you just won't get paid for any over 6 days.....

    Also people that get taken into the office for calling in call in all time ( every week or other week, usually only on Monday or Fridays ETC).
  18. you aint even know it

    you aint even know it Well-Known Troll Troll

    Just drink a cup of tea and move your butt to work! Lazy slackers make it bad for everyone, not just management.
  19. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    I get 5 sick days a year...until they allow us to roll them over, I will take every last one.
  20. BrownTexas

    BrownTexas Well-Known Member

    I would have protested the write up. But then again I protest every write up. If it is legitimate or not.
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