Sick kid

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Cman84, May 11, 2016.

  1. Cman84

    Cman84 Member

    I have a sick 8 month old.if i call into work and take him to go to the dr.will the dr write me a note excusing me from work.i hav 2 occurences in the last 90 of them i had a drs note for.any advice is helpful
  2. Gumby

    Gumby *

    Do what you gotta do. I don't think the doctor is going to write you a note, you aren't the sick one.
  3. sailfish

    sailfish Having way too much fun.

    You got sick option days?
  4. Cman84

    Cman84 Member

    I have 2 optional days but i dont know if i can use them like a sick in central states
  5. sailfish

    sailfish Having way too much fun.

    No. Those need ten days notice where I'm at. But you're in the union right? Family emergency. Let them live with it and figure something out.
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  6. Gumby

    Gumby *

    Are they option 3 days?
  7. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    A lot of times here, the OMS will code it out as option day, if you ask them, and have a good reason. They are usually more human than the sups.
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  8. UPSmechanicinblue

    UPSmechanicinblue Active Member

    Effective May 1, 1980, all seniority employees (including part-time employees) shall receive two (2) optional holidays as provided above. (Note: One (1) of the optional holidays is in lieu of the negotiated sick day, effective the same date.)
  9. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    I used to mess up so bad, my wife never would trust me again. You have to lose the prescriptions and forgot what the doctor said.
  10. Peppermint Patty

    Peppermint Patty Cardboard Pusher

    Let them know. If your kids are sick they are first priority. Things come up. Most of my sick days are for when my kiddos are sick. Good luck. UPS always forgets the human factor.
  11. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    How long have you worked for UPS?
  12. Turdferguson

    Turdferguson Just a turd

    Take your kid to the doctor. When you call in explain the situation maybe they can hook you up with a option day, maybe not but it doesn't hurt to try
  13. Cman84

    Cman84 Member

    10+ years
  14. olroadbeech

    olroadbeech Happy Verified UPSer

    shouldn't be a problem. call them and say you have a sick kid. always get a note from doctor if you need it or not. one supe may say you don't need it while another may say later they want it. try to cover all the bases.

    if they give you a hard time , talk to a steward and file a grievance . family always comes first even if you have to take a hit for them.
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  15. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    Do you realize, as a father, you're entitled under FMLA for up to 12 weeks off following the birth of a child? You can apply for "intermittent FMLA" and take your 12weeks off as separate single days (or several days in a row, or single weeks as needed). That way, when you need a day off to care for your baby....they can't peg you for attendance issues.

    I don't know if you're a FTer or PTer...but PTers can still qualify for FMLA up to 6 weeks off.
    Last edited: May 11, 2016
  16. HollandMan73

    HollandMan73 Member should be able to get your other occurences scrubbed as well. Plenty of info on fmla on the d.o.l. site. You'll be fine. Just don't abuse the fmla as they can terminate you for that.
  17. Dr.Brown

    Dr.Brown Swollen Member

    take the day off

    family first!
  18. BigBrownCloaca

    BigBrownCloaca New Member

    I would just call and explain yourself to them. It could be a "family emergency" I've seen it happen a few times and they kinda just slide it under the radar. Just as long as its not a weekly thing.
  19. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    you've worked here five minutes....sshh. Adults are talking.
  20. BigBrownCloaca

    BigBrownCloaca New Member

    That made me laugh.