Wrongfully terminated, what do I do?

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by Asher513, May 15, 2020.

  1. Redtag

    Redtag Part on order, ok to drive

    I misread your first post. Good luck in getting your job back
  2. I have been lurking

    I have been lurking Masked and ready

    Guess management is illiterate too
  3. Mugarolla

    Mugarolla Light 'em up!

    She says she did, I think...

  4. UPSER1987

    UPSER1987 Active Member

    Your steward is also a doctor? Convenient.
  5. burrheadd

    burrheadd KING Of GIFS

    I’ve seen center managers think they are

    why can’t stew
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  6. Poop Head

    Poop Head Lovin' every minute of it!

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  7. UPSER1987

    UPSER1987 Active Member

    The OP just sounds young and dumb...or just dumb.
  8. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    Pot meet kettle....
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  9. zubenelgenubi

    zubenelgenubi Well-Known Member

    The waiting two weeks to quarantine, the reason for the quarantine and going back to work even though the risk to her partner hasn't changed are red flags to me. Even if she wasn't trying to game the system, it kinda looks like that from an uninterested point of view.
  10. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    I'm assuming that the op has a underlying condition and quarentined because of that. So the op gave two week notice.
  11. zubenelgenubi

    zubenelgenubi Well-Known Member

    Nope, she said it was because of her partner's heart condition.
    Again, if a person has a real reason to quarantine, why wait two weeks, and why go back to work before the risk is more or less eliminated? It defeats the original purpose of the quarantine. It's like saying you care just enough about your partner's health to use up the extra quarantine pay, but not enough to quarantine long enough to ensure your partner's safety. Kinda fishy to me, and I hope I'm wrong.
  12. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    Yeah missed that one lol.
  13. 60lbBagofdogfood

    60lbBagofdogfood Active Member

    Let me put myself in this situation.
    I see a doctor and he tells me I should self quarantine for 2 weeks. Ok I immediately notify my job and tell them hey I’ve been given orders by my primary care or whoever to self quarantine for possible exposure. I get proof of doctors orders and save it, fax or email it to work(with getting confirmation from whoever I speak to for the fax or email information). And after that keep my local hr and steward up to date with any condition over the phone or through email.

    This process is literally what I did last summer when I had surgery on my hand and was out of work for 2.5 months. I literally called my hr woman (who hired me months before) 2 times a week to make sure things were good and to complete any paperwork to make sure my job was secure.

    Sounds pretty common sense on what should be done. Don’t go to work and then notify your management you’re going to self quarantine a week after the doctor told you to. That will just get you in a deep hole.

    Like seriously communication means everything you can’t just expect anything when nothing is said immediately.
  14. Asher513

    Asher513 New Member

    Genuinely not trying to cheat the system. As one user said I'm young and naive (not dumb). I don't even know the system and thats why I am confused as hell.
    Basically I have no idea what I'm doing (shocker) had no idea how to start this whole quarantine thing, and have no idea how to close it out. Last time I checked COVID was a new thing and I've never had to quarantine and don't know my job well enough yet to know the protocol in a normal situation.
    I am absolutely realizing the mistakes I made, but most were just timing? I also don't understand how one can cheat the system? Anyways, I didn't know if there would be discipline if I didn't give advanced warning, or got approved for the pay, or whatever. (Again naive) i though that the covid pay was akin to approval from UPS saying yes you can go do that. I'm just trying to unstick myself from a situation that I somehow stuck myself into by doing the right thing (or the wrong thing according to some)
  15. zubenelgenubi

    zubenelgenubi Well-Known Member

    Please don't take any of what I wrote personally. I think all of us are trying to make sense of your situation, and offer help based on that. If you took action in good faith, and considering that we find ourselves in unusual circumstances, you will probably make it through ok. Listen to your BA (union rep), present all the information you have to support your case, and admit to any mistakes or misunderstandings honestly.
  16. DRporch

    DRporch Active Member

    I’m at a loss for words. Who in their right mind plans a quarantine. I’m 100% on the managers side. You don’t get to choose when to quarantine. Don’t try and pull a fast one for a free 2 week vacation. Clearly you aren’t the sharpest one in the tool box or a few days before you woulda said you had some symptoms of covid
  17. DRporch

    DRporch Active Member

    That covid pay is to help people who came in contact with people with covid. Not for someone who decided to take a vacation and told their manager in 2 weeks I’m being quarantined
  18. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    How young ?
  19. Jkloc420

    Jkloc420 Well-Known Member

    I broke my foot, went to doctors, same day i call my manger and said i broke my foot i will get the doctors excuse to you asap, that is usually how it works
  20. WTFm8

    WTFm8 Active Member

    How TF do you know of a quarantine 2 weeks in advance? Something isn’t adding up.