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KMART Severance Pay

Does someone know what is a typical severance pay for KMART employees in stores?

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"" is probably supposed to be "". Go ahead and send a copy of your message to that address too, can't hurt.

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I am a 30 year Kmart associate and our store is closing April 8,2018. All I have to say is Eddie you should be ashamed of yourself!

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I was laid off from corporate in June 2017. They (after many calls & no answers) was told I get 10 weeks of severance pay. I was hourly but a supervisor. No one will give me an email to contact regarding when my actual last date of Severance pay is. The person said email ""

Seems misspelled to me & emailed hours ago with no response. Can anyone help? Is this even the right email address to get this info?!? Please help!

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I was let go from SHC in June. I still haven't heard anything about my health insurance.

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Question, I work full-time at a kmart in the northeast and many of my co-worker have been let go with a package. There's only a handful of fill timer left. I have also a part time job to make up want hours they cut. Will that affect my severance pay too?

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I just went threw that liquidation with Kmart recently. I was a 40 hour a week softilines associate. It is a very difficult thing to go threw. We were allowed to work as many hours as well liked. I am supposed to receive 8 weeks severance pay for 10 years of employment. They pay period is confusing because we're were payed 6 days earlier than the normal payperiod. So I when I called 88sears they would tell me a certain date and it was wrong. Then I was notified by mail that I'm still covered for health insurance so then I was told 21 days after you fax your info to HR. Waiting.

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Hourly associates do not get severance, only full time and only with a max of 8 weeks. That is one reason they have eliminated most department leads and cut full time positions and then rehired them at part time.

Salaried get up to 26 weeks max for each year of service. Again, that is why many ASM have gone from salaried to hourly. This prevents them from having to pay severance.

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To get severance you should keep on the HR or corporate people. They are in no hurry to pay out money they do not have. It will take some time, usually three weeks but you will get it. Severance is usually 8 weeks maximum for most full time employees.

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Does anyone know how many days after your last day you start getting your severance pay it has been 24 days now and still there's no severance.

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My store closed down. Back in june 2016

Now i have problem getting my w-2 form. Can any body give me a feedback.

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My severance pay is late, who can I call at headqyarters?

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Everyone who has been Sr**wd by SHC should get a lawyer and start a class action suit. Call your local news outlet and labor board. Raise a stink no matter what. Keep a detailed set of notes and document everything that even remotely seems wrong. Print out corporate e-mails, take not of every violation or labor laws or OSHA laws. Call ever state, local or federal department you can to bring attention to this disaster. Call local newspapers, t.v. news or consumer complaint boards to get anyone to pay attention.

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I wouldn't trust Kmart when it comes to severance pay knowing how penny pinching they are. Full-timers get shafted the hardest with that company

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I was a full time Kmart employee from new York. Last day was August 11,2016. I was told we would receive (by mail) information on pension and medical benefits. Have not received anything yet. I can also check by pay by using the same I'd and password I used when I was still working. Did something go wrong with my severance, because it feels like it did

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I work for a kmart that is actually closing at the end of this week. Of course the full time associates were told they had to stay to end in order to get their severance packages. I believe about a month ago the full time associates were called into the office and they were told that Kmart had changed its severance policy and it is now a Transitional Pay plan and they only get the transitional pay if they don't have another job or until they find another job up to a certain amount of weeks.

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Just rec'd email that my severance pay is going to be less than what we signed for. Is anyone else pay changing? My end of employment was 2/26/16 from Kmart

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I don't know anybody that was let go getting a good package. After 38yrs I got 8 weeks severance and the 6 weeks vacation I had saved in my vacation bank. We used to get a week for every year up to 20 weeks max. After Sears and Kmart were merged it was changed to a week for every year up to 8 weeks max. I was let go 3/4/2016 on my 38yr anniversary. I was a full time QMT.

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Better get a lawyer and start a class action suit against Sears. They will make you sign your life away before they close a store or make you stay until the last day to get paid or get any benefits. If you leave they will say you quit or abandoned your job. So you are stuck either way. You can't look for another job or you stay and work long hours liquidating a store until the end to get benefits. That is why you could not talk.

Doesn't matter is you worked there 40 years it is the same. No loyalty from the company. Everyone trying to cover their a**. Good Luck

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I was a soft-lines salary manager, laid off in 2013. I was told a week ahead of time. I was not allowed to speak to anyone about it, or if I did I would loose my benefits. What benefits I asked? It will be discussed closer to your last day. So, I worked my last week and did not speak this to anyone, even my family. The only people who knew was my doom and gloom ex-manager that came 2 1/2 hours from another store to give me the great news. The other persons, my hard-lines salaried co-worker. We did not have a store manager at the time, and had not for several months. So, the day came and I was given my so called benefits package. It was a take it or loose it package and a shut your mouth package. You will get what they want you to have and that is it. If you have never had any write ups, you will be fine. Now, 2 years later, I did survive. It was hard and my family helped me. Good Luck to you ALL.

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Wait so if your a manager and get laid off by Sears Holdings they give you 26 weeks of pay and insurance for a year? Even if the manager has been with the company about a year?

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Full time employees get only 5 wks and part time nothing managers get 26 wk and insurance pd for a year where employees get no insurance paid. Jump ship quickly not worth staying and u can not work while u are getting the package deal. They will take it away from you if u do

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One week for every year worked, up to 8 weeks max, if full time, and you havent been impacted by any other severance offer previously. Salaried, up to 26 weeks. Good luck to you all!!

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I believe the severance is now limited to five weeks for hourly associate. One week for every year worked.

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I was offered a transfer a few days ago and I turned it down. Now my store is closing but we're not on this list. That means SHC isn't done with this year's announcements. And I found out that I can't reconsider the transfer so now I'm stuck. Anyone else gett offered a transfer? If so, do yourself the favor and take it without question.

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From what I've read in the employees handbook (online under 88sears.com), it is one week of pay for every year of service. BUT if I remember correctly, that is only for the full time associates and management. Please read the online version of the handbook in the portal and go to the section for transfers. It should be just before or after that chapter. Good luck to all you associates still holding on.

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