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Severance

Laurel in Dundee, IL
Sept. 27, 2018

What do you pay for Severance?

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Because, if you have been with a family that you took excellent care, honest,and they love one pass away. But, in my case they sent me extra money and i did not look at that a Severance Pay. I look at that the patient love me and the family to. I think that is GREAT for family will do that for everyone.

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Some family members may give a check based on how great the caregiver was. Whatever you feel how much the caregiver deserves. Some families feel they don't need to give anything at all. It's all up to you, If you think you may need to ever hire the caregiver again then maybe it would be nice to go ahead and give something from your heart.

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Jenifer in Westwood, NJ
March 31, 2019

It depends how long they worked for you and are they leaving on good terms. Do you have the money to pay? I would say if you can a weeks salary for every 2 years they worked for you.

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Thank you for the thought. A week or two of pay would probably be much appreciated. It also depends how long the caregiver worked for you and how much you valued what they did.

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what ever the person earned while employed, based off of a bi-weekly payout.

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Usually there is no severance pay. A client only pays the caregiver for the time that he/she works on an hourly basis.

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it is always nice to give a weeks pay as a severance if departing on good terms gives caregiver some time to pick up next client

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Most private care doesn't pay severance. But 1 or 2 weeks pay is very reasonable.

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Beth in Peyton, CO
Feb. 2, 2019

What they are owed from service provided.

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Carole in Jamaica, NY
Jan. 27, 2019

What is Severance!

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Jen in Biddeford, ME
Jan. 25, 2019

As a caregiver I do ask for severance as 2 wks pay because in this line of work. It's tough when your all of a sudden not needed and you depend on that pay check. It's only fair to give caregiver time to find work

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User in Tampa, FL
Jan. 21, 2019

there is no need to offer severance pay, but if you initiate the release, you should strongly consider giving her a couple weeks pay.

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Most of us live in a right to work state and don't always get a severance when our jobs end.

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Their normal pay and depending on why the person is let go.

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User in Bedford, TX
Dec. 11, 2018

Depends on the years vested @ $1,000 per year

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Ellen in Wheaton, IL
Nov. 11, 2018

One week pay is helpful for caregivers that have served your family. Especially in the case of an unexpected end of job, (death) caregivers are often 7-10 days without income as they search for a new position. For long-term caregivers, 2-weeks is a welcome gift.

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No answer!

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This is up to the family. Some have different financial situations and should be respected. We are not here to bankrupt families in need. We are here for care first.

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User in Chicago, IL
Oct. 31, 2018

O ho hooo. I sure do hope some nice family does do me my severance. Or perhaps Care.com can after I am 10 years with them. By the way, Care.com is Best Ag.

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Michelle in Lebec, CA
Oct. 29, 2018

Employment is an at-will position (in CA). No severance pay is required however having said that, I would consider paying severance to someone that is fully qualified but had to be let go through no fault of their own. Let's say you hired a wonderful person who quit their job to come work for you, perhaps they relocated for you, etc, and then though extenuating circumstances the position abruptly ended. Then I would certainly consider a severance paycheck. Perhaps one months pay.

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$15.00 a month.

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When your employment is discontinued by the employer, sometimes you will be offered severance. Severance is compensation given by the employer for an extended time after your position is terminated or discontinued.

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My last Client passed away and the family provided a one month Severance pay. I however believe they were more than generous. Severance pay should reflect the care provided.

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For this kind of work, I would not expect severance pay.

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Mary in East Troy, WI
Oct. 20, 2018

Only if that was agreed upon initially and written.

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Danielle D.
Oct. 20, 2018

I pay a lot for my family and I for our retirement age.

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you should pay for severance a decent amount for the job.

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2 weeks is a good answer to go by.

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User in Tacoma, WA
Oct. 18, 2018

If the caregiver has worked for you an amount over a year, I would say a month's worth of salary. I have been a private caregiver for 20 years.

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unused pto vacation holiday or any agreement you may have had in the hiring process

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1 Yr income if employee worked 10+ years, or 6 months income if employee worked 5+ years. Increments of that for those who worked 1-5 months

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Juanita in Euless, TX
Oct. 17, 2018

I'm looking for something... From 5:00pm. To 9:00pm

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Michael in Naples, FL
Oct. 17, 2018

Historically, severance pay is money that an employer might want to provide to an employee for many years of dedicated service. In my opinion, severance is like a tip, telling the employee that he/she has made a big difference in the life of a loved-one. Care.com employees are contractors, so the relationship is typically between the care-giver and the cared-for. No severance need be paid by care.com. If the cared-for wants to show a care-giver gratitude for what they did beyond what needed to be done, that is up to the person that was cared-for. There should be no expectation whatsoever of severance by the care-giver! As a statement of thanks, severance should be a surprise, not anticipated, not expected, not planned, and not discussed! If there is severance, it should be from the heart of the person or family that was cared-for!

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Severance pay varies across the board. Severance is not required, unless written into the employment contract. If you are speaking of what is generally considered "fair" - if not written into a contract, you might consider enough severance pay to give the person a fair chance to find another job in the same field. Some employers will pay 1/2 wage or full wage for "up to" a certain period of time (i.e. 2 months), and you can simply ask the person to let you know as soon as they are hired. That way, the most that you will pay is the time period you set aside, and the least you will pay - if the person is honest - is just the exact amount of days.

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There never used to be a severance pay but if there is one now I would say no more than two weeks of pay.

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Any additional payment based on months of service. Holiday pay or sick leave.

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Ben in San Jose, CA
Oct. 16, 2018

Thnks for your co-operations.

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Typically two weeks salary sometimes with a bonus.

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User in Portland, OR
Oct. 16, 2018

My last employer paid me 1 week for every year I was employed

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25 years experience with senor care, operated a home health care agency for 15 years.

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Jean in Flushing, NY
Oct. 15, 2018

Hello, I'm writing this to show interest in this position. My name is Jean and you can contact me at your earliest convenience for an interview. Thanks, Jean

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My answer, which I believe is fair should be backpay. May depends on and if the employee is traveling a distance with his/her car is use for transportation providing the patient(s) to shopping errands doctor's appt. driving to social activities, family get together or holiday. At lease half of full pay. If inside of the patient(s) home and providing companionship I probably wouldn't be expecting nothing. Something is always nice especially when you doing a GOOD job and putting your HEART in it.

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I would suggested a pay scale between 15.00 up to 35.00 dollars an hour, because it depends on what you need from the caregiver. I would also want to provide quality care for my love one in need.

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Zakia in Coppell, TX
Oct. 13, 2018

Employment is Typically At Will; so it is up to you to decide if you wish to do that. The time you give for Notice for End of Service and if Services Rendered were Good/of Quality will inform what you may wish to do.

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User in Tampa, FL
Oct. 11, 2018

Accordingly, you would divide your yearly salary by 52 to get the weekly pay rate. Then, multiply this pay rate by the number of weeks. If you earn $39,000 a year, then you make $750 a week. If you worked for the company for 10 years, then you would get $7,500 in severance.

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User in Lakeland, LA
Oct. 11, 2018

A Weeks pay

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Raven in Maurice, LA
Oct. 11, 2018

Bathroom,kitchen,bedroom,general cleaning

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User in San Jose, CA
Oct. 10, 2018

Two weeks pay

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Lois in Bethpage, NY
Oct. 10, 2018

Usually two weeks for every year worked.

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Severance pay is required in some states. Personally I would only request a letter reference as severance. Money as payment is just that dollars. I would seek reference letter. Humans do not have a price tags om their throats. An honest written letter would suffice where applicable. Good will and faith would be pay for severance for myself.

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I pay Tast for the severance

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Typically, one to two weeks fir every year worked. The goal practiced is to try to get your four weeks of severance pay for each year worked .

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Honestly, depends on the family, some pay a week's worth of work, some pay a lump sum and others nothing at all. Depends.

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Two weeks of pay to allow client to have some money while they secure another job

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Elaine in Ocala, FL
Oct. 8, 2018

severance /what you can afford can be a pay or a thank you card.or a golden handshake.

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A severance package is pay and benefits employees receive when they leave employment at a company. In addition to their remaining regular pay, it may include some of the following: Any additional payment based on months of service. Payment for unused accrued PTO vacation time Holiday pay or sick leave.

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Depending on the number of years the employee must have spend on the job. But, Payment should be calculated in such a way that will be fair to both the employee and the employer.

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User in Longs, SC
Oct. 7, 2018

Depends on if notice was given and how long your caregiver was with you. If you have had a caregiver with you for over a year and they have provided excellent care, and your loved one has passed away, 1 week severance is a good way to say thank you and gives your caregiver 1 week to grieve (they lost someone special too) and also look for a new client/position. However, if you wish to let someone go because you do not like their care, you can either give zero or 1 shift pay if you don't want to play nice and no hard feelings....just prefer someone that we are more comfortable with.

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It depends on how long the individual took care of your loved one. I don't think there is a set amount, so I would suggest to go with your heart and what you can afford. For me, I was given $100.00 severance from the son of the man I was taking care of for 6 months. His son told me that if could afford it, he would've paid me more. On another occasion, the daughters of the woman I cared for for 2 years (full-time/5 days a week) gave me $1500.00 from their inheritance. So, it really depends on how long the person worked for you, their normal pay, what you can afford, and what you think would be a blessing to the one who took care of your loved one. I hope this is helpful :) .

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I will pay 35 dollar

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Laura in Garner, NC
Oct. 6, 2018

A good severance is 2 weeks worth of pay for 1 to 4 years of service; 3 weeks 4 to 8 years of service; 4 weeks 8 to 12 years of service; and 5 weeks for 12+ years of service.

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Severance in all situations in inevitable. The thing is the grace that you carry while leading up to and afterward. In counseling, we are taught to let the client be aware of the "termination" gradually so that there is no shock factor involved. So basically, the client should know upfront that you wont ALWAYS be there. In the most suttle of ways of course.

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$10 -$15 depending on the time spent and service

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Aris in Jasper, AL
Oct. 5, 2018

Severance pay isn't something that's always a given in all situations but it is something that should be discussed with the person that you decide to take a job with and that should always be put in writing if it will or will not be given if the employment come to and end after a specified amount of time for a reason that was not due to misconduct and stating what that amount might be. Because in some situations there is none, and it is best to know before hand.

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I'm paid $23 - $25. worked for 20years . experience and reliable

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being in this job for a long time, and beacause of my experienced im paid bet $23 and $25.

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$20 hrs is... because there to help

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Anywhere from one to two weeks pay, depending on how long you were employed.

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I ask 13 to 15 a hour.

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Doing a good job.

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Vergie in Smyrna, GA
Oct. 3, 2018

Severance is an amount paid to an employee upon being discharged from employment.

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It is offered terminated employees when their terminations are due to a facility closing or the company is laying off a large number of employees.

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Terms of Severance will be discussed in the agreement . Example: If either party request termination of agreement terms will be included in the agreement.

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I would imagine any vacation time/sick leave they have accrued. If none was offered, you could give 2 weeks pay.

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Two weeks salary

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all severance pay is paid by employer to employees

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10-15 hourly

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I am taking care of 1 patient now. I do not know how to add the family on my page please help :)

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Stacia in Kissimmee, FL
Sept. 30, 2018

Severance pay is usually the equivalent of a couple weeks' pay. It is up to the client/family is they want to give more.

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At least 500$ I had one coworker get 5,000. I guess it depends on how long you've been employed with family

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User in Marshall, VA
Sept. 30, 2018

CAREGIVERS DONT GET THAT

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User in Brandon, FL
Sept. 29, 2018

I wish I did but i dont

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How do I downgrade my premium membership?

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User in Cincinnati, OH
Sept. 28, 2018

Severance pay is strictly a matter of agreement between an employer and an employee.

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NOTHING!! They are independent providers that need to PREPARE for this.

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Marcia in Lagrange, GA
Sept. 28, 2018

Severance pay is regular pay and any benefits the employee is due .

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Care.com has know suggestion for Severance.

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