What bad timing this is!

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by undies, Feb 25, 2014.

  1. undies

    undies Active Member

    I'm about to go on FMLA any day now, my wife is set to have our first baby(YAY!).

    My old back injury seems to have flared up this morning after 21 months of working relatively pain free. I called in sick to see my chiropractor and hope she can work a miracle.

    I'm concerned how all this may affect my leave to bond with my child if it doesn't get better. Anybody have a similar incident occur? Or have any advice?
  2. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    An old back injury pays much better than FMLA does. Its a gift, take it. Hoping you can be home on leave relatively pain free, while you heal and bond, and get paid.
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  3. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    I don't believe all this "you got to bond" crapola. My dad never held me once that I recall, but boy was he a great dad!
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  4. 3 done 3 to go

    3 done 3 to go In control of my own destiny

    Dads really only need to hear your last sentence. Hope you got the chance to tell him. Bond? Make the kid tough. Must be your wife's idea
  5. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    IMO it is nice, but my dad never bonded with me either. Until I could talk and go to the races with him. I think the jury is still out. I turned out fine, my Kids turned out fine. No breast feeding, or stay at home Mom here. Stuff a bottle in their mouth and love them, thats a requirement. The rest is nice, but they probably wont be a serial killer, if they dont have all the touchy feely, fuzzy stuff, from my experience.............This is just my opinion tho, so.......
  6. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    All I can recall about bonding with dad was when his belt was hit across my behind .
  7. I took a month off with my first child. It was a great experience for me as I had never even held a baby. Some people need this kind of experience and I was one of them. My dad was a rotten human being and a bad dad but I'm a good father. Things work out different for others. I support this man and commend him for helping his wife. A good wife should be cherished.
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  8. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    I took off 4 weeks after my first child was born. But it wasn't really for "bonding". It was more to help out the wife and also learn how to do fatherly things like taking care of a baby. Just because my dad couldn't do it doesn't mean that I couldn't do it.
  9. rod

    rod retired and happy

    I didn't take any time off-----but back then none of the guys did-----if they did it was only for one day to bring the wife and kid home from the hospital.
  10. UPSGUY72

    UPSGUY72 Well-Known Member

    Is this a old on the job at UPS back injury ?