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Darden Restaurants dropping FT employees for PT, O-Care blamed

Discussion in 'Political Issues' started by G29Reload, Oct 10, 2012.

  1. G29Reload

    G29Reload Tread Lightly

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    Heard something the other day about this restaurant chain trying to get under limit on number of FT employees in order to avoid sanctions on healthcare related issues in the unaffordable care act. X number or more of FT employees dictates must provide certain kind of insurance or penalty invoked.

    So, a bunch of people will have their hours cut to get under the limit, and/or new ones hired will only be PT.

    Another way Obamao is destroying jobs. looking for a link now.

    here we go:

    http://www.bizjournals.com/atlanta/news/2012/10/10/darden-restaurants-looks-to-limit.html
     
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  2. wjv

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    So people who are not making a whole lot of $$ to begin with, are going to have their hours cut to 29/week so that the company doesn't get hit with the Obama-Tax.

    WA State has one of the highest minim wages at $9.04 per hour.

    40 hours = $361 (and most restaurant workers put in more than 40)
    29 hours = $262
    a $99/week cut. . ($5,148) per year

    So that means that most of these folks will end up having to get a second job to just stay even. . .

    Obama. . Destroying America one job at a time. .
     

  3. Guss

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    You can't blame Obama for that - Greedy employers have been using that strategy for many years now to cut not only heath benefits, but other benefits as well. Eventually we'll close the loopholes.
     
  4. JFrame

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    Yep -- they say that about gun laws also.


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  5. aircarver

    aircarver Ride Continues Silver Member

    Not if we toss your people out on their collective asses ! ... :supergrin:

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  6. rppnj

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    CEO to workers..."If BHO is re-elected, I will have no choice but to fire you all and shut down my company."

    http://www.cnbc.com/id/49356069


    Can you blame this guy...I don't...please read the WHOLE article before you comment. BTW...we're talking thousands of workers here.
     
  7. JFrame

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    I guess that would be the ultimate closing of the loophole that Guss is so keen about. :upeyes:


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  8. countrygun

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    Of course Gussy, the answer lies in even heavier Government regulation of the free market. It's the Fascist way. The Government control of everything.

    what a marvelous drone you are
     
  9. Greedy employers? Closing loopholes? You must have been drinking the Obama coolaid. Employers don't owe the employee a good wage to live on, nor do they owe us benefits. If the employee doesn't have the job skills to gain full-time employment with benefits, thats on them, not the employer. If someone doesn't want to get paid mininum wage for 29 hours a week flipping burgers or stocking shelves, then they need to be doing something about that, like doing better in school or learning a trade or skill. We are paid what we are worth to the employer, who has to maintain a healthy profit or make cuts to do so. We are not a socialist or communist country, although we are moving in that direction.

    While some ping on Romney for sending jobs overseas, if I was faced with running a company and making a profit, I would send jobs overseas before I would pay a union forklift driver 92k/year. Yes, $92,000 a year for a union forklift driver. I have 5 years of college and 7 years of experience in I.T. in addition to 20 years in the military and don't make that much. How about greedy unions?
     
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  10. FFR Spyder GT

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    WalMart has always done that.

    My stepson works at WM and goes to college and he is consider a PT even though he works 38-40 hours a week.

    They only schedule him for 28hrs per week but always have him to work over, come in early or work his day off but "officially" he is considered PT.
     
  11. Guss

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  13. DOC44

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    Here is the history of Darden and his business. Opened "The Green Frog" in Waycross GA at age 19 in 1938 and the first Red Lobster in the 60's. The original Green Frog was a great place to eat. Had a seafood platter that was fantastic. At there many times and knew a younger Bill.

    THEY DID BUILD THAT BUSINESS.

    http://www.darden.com/about/photo_history.asp

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  14. OctoberRust

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    Guss, what makes you feel entitled to someone's money or assets that they sacrificed part of their life to work hard for?

    Do you really think punishing the business owner is going to benefit the employees? Only a fool would say yes to this.....

    I see you mentioned minimum wage as well. That's another job killer. If the company couldn't justify the wage to begin with, they just cut the job. If the company can justify the cut they're taking from the mandate, they'll cut employees expenses in other areas - IE benefits.
     
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  16. stevelyn

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    If I were running a business, I'd be doing everything I could to avoid paying it.
     
  17. OctoberRust

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  18. JFrame

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    I simply find it hard to imagine the lock-step leftist mindset a person would need to not see the logic of that...

    Vizzini's "Inconceivable!" from "The Princess Bride" comes to mind -- but we're seeing living evidence of that thinking here on this forum... [​IMG]


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  19. FFR Spyder GT

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    Chesafreak, since youre upset that a Union forklift driver makes more money than you do you need to be doing something about that, like doing better in school or learning a better trade or skill or getting better at what you do. You are paid what you are worth to the employer, who has to maintain a healthy profit or make cuts to do so, like your job and hiring someone for less money and no benefits that can do the job better.

    Oh, BTW, who's the Union forklift driver that makes $92k a year?

    Plus, quit whining about how much he makes because his employer must think he's worth that much. :tongueout:
     
  20. Kablam

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    It's hard to make that more clear. :thumbsup: