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Severance?

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I am a Starbucks Team Leader who has worked at the location for 9 months. A year in May. If my employment is severed or I resign - does Target provide a severance package to kind of soften the blow?
 

commiecorvus

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Sorry, you will get what you earned in terms of vacation time but that's it.

If you live in a state where you get sick time, you'll lose that so I suggest using it up as extra hours.
 

sigma7

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If the company decided we didn't need Starbucks TLs anymore then they might offer a severance package. When specialist got axed, they offered people the new title and less responsibility or a severance package. I've never heard of a company giving any sort of severance package to an employee who resigned. That makes no sense from a business standpoint.
 

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If you resign, you only get any unused accumulated vay-cay.
If your position is eliminated, they may let you know of any transfer opps to other stores or of TM openings in other depts. If there aren't any other positions, it's the same as above.
Spot generally doesn't offer severance packages to TMs.
Specialists were made offers because it was an elimination of a paygrade.
Doubt that would happen these days.
 

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One of the stores in an adjacent district had their org chart downgraded after seeing their trend in sales and let go of their HRTL without any kind of severance.
 

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True. I wasn't thinking about CEOs. Target isn't going to offer severance to a TL that resigns.
 
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If you quit or are termed, Target doesn't pay you sick AND vacation time? I thought the only thing you would loose is personal time?
 
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Oh wow, so if you are termed and you have say 100 hours left in sick time, that's lost and there's nothing you can do?
 

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You can cash out vacation time. You lose personal holiday/sick leave.
 
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that's really horrible, I mean at any given time I have like 50 hours of sick time and I never can really use it since my store doesn't approve it often. Whats the best way to take advantage of the sick time?
 

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Take a sick day? It's your sick time. If you need a day off for being sick you should be able to use it.

My store lets you use your sick or vacation time however you want to. Whether you need to use it for being sick, an actual vacation, or to supplement your hours. It's yours.
 
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If you are scheduled 40 hours in a week, can you add sick time to that or is it capped at 40? Thanks so much!
 

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If you're scheduled 40 hours a week, sure...if you end up calling in. If you actually work 40 hrs a week then you can't use sick leave, personal holiday, or vacation for that week.
 

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You can only use sick, personal, or vacation to get you up to your average hours. So even if you are scheduled for 40 hours one week but your average hours is only 32 and you called in for one 8 hour shift that week...you won't be able to use vacation, sick, or personal hours because you'll still be at your average of 32 hours for that week.

I'm not sure if that was as clear as I wanted it to be.
 

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It would possibly depend on your state laws, but most states I know of do not make employers pay out sick leave time or personal holiday time. Vacation must be paid out. It might be because vacation is earned and expected to be used whereas sick leave is still earned but not necessarily part of your pay package.
 
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That makes sense, I wonder if NJ stores are required to pay it- I'll have to check into that further because I was once told personal is the only benefit that they won't pay you for. I'm certainly more aware now though!
 
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From what I hear, they aren't. I was eavesdropping the time I heard it, though, so it's quite possible my source wasn't a great one.
 
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True. I wasn't thinking about CEOs. Target isn't going to offer severance to a TL that resigns.
Realistically though, you were still half right. Golden parachutes still don't make good business sense. People will justify it as "oh well it's cheaper than litigation from a wrongful termination suit" but at the end of the day it's just pure and simple cronyism.
 

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As far as vacation, sick pay, etc payout goes, you can check your state's laws concerning it with a quick google search usually. Most of it depends on how Target defines the leave.
 
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