Thread regarding Sears layoffs

Job Elimination and Severance

How is everyone who had their position eliminated making out with getting their severance package? It's been 3 weeks for my husband and nothing here, They have confirmed they have everything they need. They have "escalated" it to a supervisor, and nobody has answers. We call and leave messages that never get returned. This week we got a check deposited for 50 cents an hour x 10 hours that nobody seems to know why it's on the pay stub/ what it is for/ etc. I am sure when I call to let them know I found a job they will be able to process the discontinue of severance with no problem. How long do we have to notify them after we get new employment? how do they judge if it is comparable enough or not?

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Post ID: @OP+GnbgmVc

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Sears laid me off in March 2016 with 20 weeks severance. I didn't have any problems getting my severance pay.I was disappointed unemployment will only pay me the weeks I don't get severance.

Anyone else have that problem? Apparently severance is reportable income.

You must have worked at corporate. My job was eliminated in March 2016 with 38yrs and I only received 8 weeks severance. However in the state I live in I am able to receive severance and unemployment at the same time.

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Post ID: @mpib+GnbgmVc

Sears laid me off in March 2016 with 20 weeks severance. I didn't have any problems getting my severance pay.I was disappointed unemployment will only pay me the weeks I don't get severance.

Anyone else have that problem? Apparently severance is reportable income.

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Post ID: @lbvh+GnbgmVc

Have not had any problems getting severance. Received 1 week last Friday and should receive 2 weeks this Friday. I was also paid my 6.5 weeks of vacation in vacation bank last Friday in a lump sum check.

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Post ID: @htfr+GnbgmVc

Have not had a problem getting my severance. Have been payed for 1 week so far and should get 2 weeks this Friday. I received my 6.5 weeks of vacation in a lump sum check last Friday.

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Post ID: @hekb+GnbgmVc

Have no severance yet. Called four times, they escalated my case.

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Post ID: @hiac+GnbgmVc

Were you laid off or let go? Because I don't know anybody that was laid off. My job was eliminated 3/4/16 and my 38yr anniversary would have been 3/23/16. I was told I could come back and apply for another job for less hours, lower pay and same old BS after my severance ran out. If they think I would even set foot in a Sears or Kmart again Eddie has another thing coming.

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Post ID: @9qtr+GnbgmVc

Called in on your day off to get terminated? That's cold. I would not cooperate with that.

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Post ID: @9oks+GnbgmVc

I was laid off from Kmart 2/26/2016 and I haven't received my serverance pay yet. How long does it take?

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Post ID: @9zbm+GnbgmVc

if you havent got anything yet call asap.......my store had to fax twice and now we are dealing with the red tape bs and no money paid out yet.....

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Post ID: @9vjx+GnbgmVc

In il I was able to file for unemployment. Paid from both servence and unemployment at the same time. So check with with unemployment office.

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Post ID: @4vgj+GnbgmVc

So u have to call 88sears #. Option6. Confirm pages faxed in. Get case number. Wait 24/48 hours for processing and return call. Or call back.

Our mgmt didnt fax ours. We all had to fax our own. As we got nervous about when we are getting severance so glad someone called. HR useless.

Your severance is continued pay so you cant file unemployment till its complete.

They want to rehire us...new job description less pay less hours.

Meanwhile the store suffers.

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Post ID: @3fid+GnbgmVc

do you know if unemployment will effect severance?

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Post ID: @2snb+GnbgmVc

Added: from what I was told it should be paid out likte your normal checks, speaking of course you get paid bi-weekly.

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Post ID: @1jtx+GnbgmVc

I am wondering this to. I have yet recieved it since I still had one last paycheck before last week or so. I heard that upon new employment you will lose it or its reduced. I asked my store manager if I was already working a part time alongside my management position with Sears would it disqualify me from my package and he said No, new employment entails anything that would be regarding Sears Holding or a "comparable" position within a 10% pay per hour difference, as detailed by the paperwork we all had to sign. My part tume gig is a min wage job I did for extra cash that worked for 3 years alongisde my 5 year tenor with Sears.

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Post ID: @1lie+GnbgmVc

You will lose severance if you get hired somewhere else before your severance package was set to expire, but should still get all the money you would be due for the time between being let go by sears and getting hired somewhere else.

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Post ID: @1bjn+GnbgmVc

You should not lose your severance pay if you find another job. Only if your rehired by searsholdings

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Post ID: @1chs+GnbgmVc

Don't know yet. Today is my first week of severance. I was let go 3/4/2016, 3/23/2016 would have been my 38yr anniversary. Sounds like the same morons that are running the company are also running HR.

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Post ID: @ice+GnbgmVc

the time factor for letting them know is in the

paperwork you signed.....

i got 1 week or what i worked before they called me in on

my day off to terminate me....

nothing else yet

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