Time off/attendance issues

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by aiian, Aug 4, 2014.

  1. aiian

    aiian Active Member

    What if anything does the contract say in regards to time off due to medical issues?

    My dermatologist found a chunk of melanoma on my nose back in May that needed to be taken off by a plastic surgeon by way of skin graft.

    Needless to say I burnt up my personal and option days pretty quick with doctor's visits and even took 3 wks. of FMLA time for recovery. Lately my center manager is just about denying me time off to go to my follow up appointments and has mentioned a warning letter for attendance.

    Do I have a leg to stand on?
    Last edited: Aug 4, 2014
  2. cosmo1

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

    Any FMLA left?

    And, your center manager is a heartless dick.

    (Make sure it was 'only' melanoma and not Merkel cell. That stuff (and a bad dermatologist) killed my mother.)
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  3. fres431

    fres431 Active Member

    Disability ..take care of the cancer no brainer

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  4. aiian

    aiian Active Member

    I do have FMLA left but don't need to take much time off at time... only one day every 2-3 months for follow ups and routine checkups.

    I thought being a heartless dick was part of the center manager's job description.
  5. aiian

    aiian Active Member

    Yikes. thanks for that... and I thought Melanoma stories were scary :yawn2:

    Sorry to hear about your mom. Cancer has been rough on my fam as well.
  6. Dragon

    Dragon Package Center Manager

    Making a business decision and being compassionate about your cancer are two different things.
    Was it really necessary to lump us all together or did you get cool points by bad mouthing us.....

    Please think next time....
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  7. aiian

    aiian Active Member

    It was said in jest in response to cosmo1's comment.

    Do you have anything constructive to add or did you just want to point out that your feelers were hurt?
  8. jaker

    jaker trolling

    If you have FMLA left then he can't say a word about you missing a day to take care of it

    Also go talk to your HR and ask some question and see what they say , if they tell you what you thought then tell them about your center manager and what he said to you about using FMLA
  9. greengrenades

    greengrenades To be the man, you gotta beat the man.

    Seriously comparing a business decision to someone having cancer, I mean come on. Typical management b/s. I mean I know they train you guys to be snakes but that is scum bag low. Hey as long as your numbers are good though that is all that matters right.
  10. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    Go out on disability for a few weeks so you can finish up treatment.
  11. Mugarolla

    Mugarolla Light 'em up!

    If you're full-time and have been there long enough, which it sounds like you have since you already took 3 weeks of FMLA, you get up to 12 weeks. If you took 3, you have 9 weeks left.

    The FMLA time does not need to be consecutive nor a week at a time. If you need a day off for treatment, claim it under FMLA.

    Sounds like you already had FMLA approved since you took time already. Each time you need a day off resulting from care for your condition, tell your center manager that you need a day off under the already approved FMLA.

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  12. retiredTxfeeder

    retiredTxfeeder cap'n crunch

    How can you compare a "business decision" to someone asking for time off to take care of something That could possibly cause them a slow and painful death? I dealt with many CMs in my 38 years, but that, sir takes the cake. You have no soul, but with an attitude like that, I imagine you'll go right up the ladder.
  13. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    I wonder if the center manager would say the same thing to a woman with breast cancer? What a tool!
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  14. Gumby

    Gumby *

    Would anybody here (honestly) expect anything less? At the same time,they will probably ask 3 drivers to do home that day.
  15. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    You needed to apply for intermittent leave under fmla. I believe you still can. That is for the days you need to burn for check ups etc. Good luck.
  16. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    My husband had one of his his post bypass appointment on peak day, I had intermittent leave to take him to his appointments. Serioulsy I would have rather gone to work. But they actually asked me to get the appointment changed.
  17. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Or testicular cancel.
  18. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    Exactly...they dont care about your personal problems....so protect yourself because management won't help you!
  19. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    Told my center manager i need 6-8 weeks off in a few months for surgery. Their.first response was..you can't miss peak! Watch me....lol
  20. Big Bad Wolf

    Big Bad Wolf Active Member

    You can take single FMLA days. The manager can TRY to discipline you but it won't stick. Ask him if he is retaliating against you for getting cancer on the clock.

    Where are you pigs now?