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I heard someone say that you can reclaim your seniority upon being rehired if it's only been a certain amount of time. That true?



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It depends on how quickly you come back. I've seen people come back within a month and be given the option of retaining their seniority or pay scale. If it's over, say, a year then they are only able to give experience pay.... I dunno if they can offer seniority in that case as an alternative.

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DOYC: Depends on your contract.

In some cases it can be 6 months or even up to a year.



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Ya know this gives me an idea. For the people who haven't been with Kroger for a millenium and gathered weeks of paid vacation time, one could in theory quit and give themselves a two or three month vacation, then reapply and come back and retain their seniority like as if they never left.



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Ya know this gives me an idea. For the people who haven't been with Kroger for a millenium and gathered weeks of paid vacation time, one could in theory quit and give themselves a two or three month vacation, then reapply and come back and retain their seniority like as if they never left.


 But you wouldn't be paid for that time off.  Also, unless you're taking time off each time to go to school, you could probably get away with it just once.  After you quit the second time, they would probably put you on the do not hire list.



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 But you wouldn't be paid for that time off.  Also, unless you're taking time off each time to go to school, you could probably get away with it just once.  After you quit the second time, they would probably put you on the do not hire list.


 Why? What if you gave proper two week notice each time? Still put you on the list? I've seen people quit at my store multiple times and then I see them back months later.



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I need to quit and come back since they are paying new-hires 2 more dollars an hour than I am getting.



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I heard someone say that you can reclaim your seniority upon being rehired if it's only been a certain amount of time. That true?


 Your union would know the answer to this. Due to the union most can keep their seniority if it's like within 1-3 months. My store fired one guy for theft and he got rehired at another local Kroger branch and he was able to keep is 1.25 years of seniority. Have fun with him other Kroger store. He's you're problem now. You'll find he's a pretty lazy incompetent worker. By the way he's smart and only plays stupid. Watch your belongings and for the love of god don't place him around a job duty that will allow him to steal from the till. He's already been fired from two jobs for till theft.



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In my area, you get your pay back, but your seniority resets.



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I recently got hired and seen my paystub and was let down and just didnt go back now Im regretting it would I be elig to return? Its only been 3 nights and they are in bad need of overnight stock should I try? Not sure if it would be worth it I just dearly regret quitting 



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Call the store manager and ask.  They might cut you some slack only because you are a new hire.

It is hard to find people for overnight stocking.  It is not for everyone and there is always a lot of work to do.

 



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Does anyone know how long 



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So long as there's been less than 2 yrs from quit date: yes. If it's longer than that: no. Start from the bottom again.

Even if you're fired/quit at one location you can get on with another ufcw store within the union you can retain your seniority. I've worked with a few people who keep getting fired every couple of years then they just go to another company within the union and they can retain their seniority. One guy keeps floating through the grocery industry getting fired every 2-4 yrs. Replies at another in union store and has like 18 yrs seniority because of this little rule. 

If you want to change jobs from grocery to say medical. Ufcw is also part of the medical community. Union should be able to retain some of that sonority for you. You'd still be <1 yr with company but union says you have 18+yrs. 



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I need to quit and come back since they are paying new-hires 2 more dollars an hour than I am getting.


 BAM! Best idea yet!



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So what if I go to the same krogers I quit like 7 months ago would I be able to get my seniority back or would I have to go to a completely different Kroger 



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It depends on how quickly you come back. I've seen people come back within a month and be given the option of retaining their seniority or pay scale. If it's over, say, a year then they are only able to give experience pay.... I dunno if they can offer seniority in that case as an alternative.


 I say if it's over 2 wks fk em. They're gone. What message does that send to the ambitious career minded? 'Sorry, we know you just got this promo but now we gotta bump you for Stan, who decided to come back after SIX MONTHS'.

Any union that would endorse and protect this sht is actually hurting the work force, not helping.



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