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Prepping for Obamacare,
Chain Cuts Workers' Hours

Associated Press, by Staff

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 10/9/2012 9:10:09 PM

The owner of Olive Garden and Red Lobster restaurants is putting more workers on part-time status in a test aimed at limiting the impact of looming health coverage requirements. Darden Restaurants [DRI 54.74 -0.36 (-0.65%) ] declined to give details but said the test is only in restaurants in four markets across the country. The test entails increasing the number of workers on part-time status, meaning they work less than 30 hours a week. Under the new health care act, companies will be required to provide

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Does the regime really think they will get votes from these people because they love 0bamacare?? This is only the beginning of this disaster. You can't say they weren't warned!

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: realrep, 10/9/2012 9:16:21 PM     (No. 8921718)

I guess I should use my gift card at Red Lobster soon


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Reply 2 - Posted by: Scottyboy, 10/9/2012 9:18:10 PM     (No. 8921720)

Gee I wonder what Big Bird will have to say about this?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: reddfroge, 10/9/2012 9:21:23 PM     (No. 8921722)

hey Libs...how is that Obamacare workin' out for you...reality 'bites'


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Reply 4 - Posted by: MickinPhoenix, 10/9/2012 9:33:27 PM     (No. 8921742)

Opps!!!! Nobody told us about this.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Keekng, 10/9/2012 9:37:32 PM     (No. 8921748)

we need to see a tally sheet showing how many lives and families chair man has ruined with his obamacare.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: islebback, 10/9/2012 9:57:56 PM     (No. 8921775)

Less hours per worker = more workers sharing those hours = drop in unemployed. That Obama fellow is brilliant!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: enemyofthestate, 10/9/2012 10:08:52 PM     (No. 8921788)

The unintended consequence of goobermint incompetence.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 10/9/2012 10:17:45 PM     (No. 8921799)

Less hours also means less tips.

It's not like Darden is the only one. Walmart has gotten away with low wages and benefits for years. The tragedy is more people will qualify for food stamps and become a burden on the state.

As far back as the 1970's, employers have used part timers to avoid paying for insurance.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Blue Hen1, 10/9/2012 10:28:47 PM     (No. 8921815)

The election cant come soon enough for me

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Reply 10 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 10/9/2012 10:58:39 PM     (No. 8921866)

@#8: Walmart hasn`t gotten away with anything. What is that even suppose to mean? They pay what they pay. If their employees don`t like it they are free to go elsewhere. Should the govn force businesses to pay more, thus putting more people out of work and losing their competitive advantage?

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Crosscut, 10/9/2012 11:14:27 PM     (No. 8921892)

Keep voting Democrat if you like this stuff.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: bob913, 10/9/2012 11:49:12 PM     (No. 8921951)

The company I work at have been holding meetings and telling us about the ongoing "challenges"... meaning more layoffs.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Pinchem, 10/10/2012 1:55:38 AM     (No. 8922068)

#8 should do a better job of homework. Show me any time that the minimum wage has been increased that businesses didn't have to either lay off the lower income workers or raise their prices.

I once worked part time for BK and when the new raise in minimum wage came out the 99 cent Whopper suddenly cost $1.29 and one employee was laid off. Today the whopper is a little over $3.00.

So tell us #8, who benefits on minimum wage increases?

Anyone hiring on at a specific wage and benefits have no complaint about low pay. They can always leave and go somewhere else.

Remember, businesses are in business to make a profit not be a welfare business by paying out more than they take in.


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Reply 14 - Posted by: Trigger2, 10/10/2012 7:35:18 AM     (No. 8922303)

If these 'unexpectedly' part-time workers think voting for Barry will change their life for the better, I have a bridge to sell them.

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