Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by DainGrant, Feb 11, 2013.

  1. DainGrant

    DainGrant New Member

    Whats up my bros and sis. I went to the emergency room last night spent the night and then this morning the doc did a follow up. He gave me 5 days off and some medication to help get me better. Contacted my manager who told me that 5.days is too long they.need in wtf! Any thoughts?
  2. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Who care what your manager says, you have doctors instructions. Stay home, get better.
  3. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    Take the 5 as prescribed and then contact doc , say you still feel off, and take 5 more. Next time mgr will stick to what he knows.
  4. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    This is exactly what needs to be done to an ******* manager like that.
  5. iruhnman630

    iruhnman630 Well-Known Member

    If the doctors note specifically says take 5 days off, then take the 5 days off.
  6. DainGrant

    DainGrant New Member

    Thanks y,all i really appreciate it. These ppl say the value employees which i already kno they dnt but this goes to show how fkup the really think i should get out of the hospital later today
  7. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    You cannot work under doctors orders not to. If you feel better sooner, go back to the doc. Some people recover from this flue in a few days. We have had several off a week. Some it lasts close to a month.
  8. stink219

    stink219 Well-Known Member

    Next time just tell him your under the doctors care for the next 5 days. You DO NOT need to disclose ANY information on your condition.
  9. PiedmontSteward

    PiedmontSteward RTW-4-Less

    Take off as long as you need and as long as your doctor will cover you. All you are required to do - contractually - is to contact him one hour before your start time to explain to him how long you'll be out. If he wants you to check in periodically, so be it. You are also required to call him the day before you'll be back. Otherwise, :censored2::censored2::censored2::censored2: your manager.
  10. iruhnman630

    iruhnman630 Well-Known Member

    Many who have had this years flu have been out several days, come back, then out again. Take what you need.
  11. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    yea, get better, I dont want you near me. Like the people who wont sign my board, who think they will get germs. The ones who got a flu shot, and are sicker than me, who never has. With the hand sanitizing wipes, etc. Yes I use them when a noticeably sick person is snotting all over my pen. Most of the time I use nothing, wash my hands when necessary, not just because they are dirty. Dirt never killed anyone.
    I eat vegetables, lean meat, and take care of myself. Praise God, I havent been sick in yrs, unless tired is sick. Get plenty of rest.
  12. Just make sure you have the doctor fill out FMLA paperwork so they cant :censored2::censored2::censored2::censored2: with you later.
  13. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    Ask him what's he working in the hub for since he's got a medical degree. When he informs you he doesn't, tell him you'll take the advice of someone who does.
  14. outta hours

    outta hours Active Member

    What if you come in against the doctors orders, to " help them out ". Then you are involved in an accident when you should not have been working? Your sup will run & hide from the fact he guilted you into showing up. The aftermath will be all on you.
  15. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    FMLA paperwork for the flu? Are you kidding me?

    To the OP---you cannot come back to work until you have been medically cleared. If you are feeling better before the 5 days is up by all means go back to the doctor so that you can come back to work. If you feel that you need more time go back to the doctor to have the work release note extended.
  16. cosmo1

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

    Just out of curiosity, where did he say it was the flu?
  17. DainGrant

    DainGrant New Member

    Doc says.i have acute brochitis with the flu
  18. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    FMLA gets abused at my center. Then they all get mad when they really need and the center manager wants proof. I agree flu is no reason for FMLA time.
  19. PiedmontSteward

    PiedmontSteward RTW-4-Less

    I have folks that have spinal arthritis and severe complications from diabetes; they occasionally take FMLA leave when they feel they can't work. How is FMLA being "abused"? I agree FMLA should not be used for the flu; that's why we have doctor's notes and sick days.
  20. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.