Amazon has many company policies in place that all of its employees should know — especially when it comes to any unpaid or paid time employees can take off. Keep reading to learn more about what to do if you need to call in sick at your Amazon warehouse job!
Amazon warehouse workers can call in sick by using the employee app on their phones and scheduling an unpaid sick day. Employees only receive about 80 hours per year of unpaid sick days. If employees exceed these hours, then they could be fired or written up.
Keep reading to learn even more about how to call in sick at an Amazon warehouse — and what to expect when you do.
If you work at an Amazon fulfillment center, you can call in sick by using your employee app. Through this app, you can then schedule an unpaid sick day to let the system know that you are sick and won’t be coming in for your shift.
Ensure that this accurately goes through. Amazon then recommends that you give your managers or supervisors a heads-up by emailing them or sending them a message. Let them know that you’ve already scheduled an unpaid sick day and that you won’t be coming in.
You only get 20 hours of unpaid sick leave every quarter, or every three months. This means that you’ll get 80 hours of unpaid sick leave for the entire year. You should definitely use this unpaid sick leave wisely, as you never know when you may need it in the future.
If you do not have any unpaid sick leave left, Amazon may try to take your missed hours out of your paid sick leave. If you have no time left in either category, then Amazon will give you a point/mark on your employee account.
If you then receive six marks, you could be fired from your job.
Amazon Employee Call in Sick Phone Number
Sometimes, you might be able to call in sick by calling a certain phone number. Every Amazon has its own Absence Hotline — if they have a working one at all. Therefore, you will need to find the number of your specific building through your manager.
It’s best to do this when you’re first hired, as you never know when you might need this number.
Some buildings may not use an Absence Hotline as others do. On average, all Amazon warehouses recommend that you request unpaid time off through the employee app. Then, you should email your supervisor to ensure that they know this.
This is often the easiest way to call in sick when you are an Amazon warehouse employee.
You can call out on Amazon A to Z, the employee app that you often use throughout your employment. Through this app, you should find the area where you can request unpaid time off. This is the easiest way to call out sick.
Once you’ve accurately scheduled this unpaid time off, you can then email your managers or supervisors to let them know that you won’t be coming in to work.
You can also request paid time off instead of unpaid time off if you have any available. However, sometimes you have to do this ahead of time. Everybody has different experiences on whether or not the system will let you do this immediately or without approval.
Amazon allows warehouse employees to have 20 hours of sick days every quarter, or every three months. For a year, this means that Amazon employees have about 80 hours.
The longer you work there, the more hours you will get every quarter and every year. However, Amazon doesn’t really offer a ton of unpaid sick days, as you can see. So, it’s always recommended that you use this time wisely.
It’s always recommended that you somehow get in touch with Amazon if you’re not going to show up to work. You shouldn’t do a No Call No Show.
One No Call No Show may be fine, as you likely won’t be fired immediately. However, you will receive three marks. Once you hit six marks, you could be fired. This means that if you make two No Call No Shows, you will likely be fired.
Amazon could also start using your unpaid time off if you do a No Call No Show, which means that you’ll have your unpaid time decreased whether you like it or not.
Amazon doesn’t actually have paid sick leave. While they offer vacation time and personal time off (both of which you get paid for), they do not offer paid leave for when you are sick.
If you have a severe illness or physical condition where you will have to be off of work for a long time, you should always get in contact with your managers to let them know and to better understand what your options are. However, you will not be paid for this time away from work.
You do not get points or marks for calling in sick at Amazon — as long as you are scheduling your unpaid time correctly. If you no longer have any unpaid time to use, then you will begin to receive marks for calling in sick.
You will likely get about one mark per day for the time that you call out if you do not have any unpaid time left.
If you make a No Call No Show at Amazon, you will receive three points or marks. This means that if you make two No Call No Shows, you will be fired, as Amazon fires employees once they hit six marks.
Now, some employees state that some warehouses are a little more relaxed when it comes to how many marks employees have and when they get fired. In fact, some employees may even have up to 13 marks before they are officially fired.
But you still shouldn’t make any No Call No Shows, as you never know when you could be fired.
How Many Points Can You Get at Amazon Before Termination?
On average, once you hit six marks, you will be terminated by Amazon. However, as we mentioned above, it appears that some warehouses and some managers will be slightly more relaxed when it comes to when they fire employees.
Some past employees have stated that they haven’t been fired until they reached 13 or more marks. However, other managers will stick strictly to policy and will fire you once you hit six marks.
You can call in sick as an Amazon warehouse worker by using your employee app and requesting unpaid time off. If you no longer have unpaid time off to schedule, you will get one mark on your employee account. Six marks are equivalent to termination by Amazon.