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  1. #1 Wendy’s Franchise Cuts Employee Hours To Part-Time To Avoid Obamacare 
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    Wendy’s Franchise Cuts Employee Hours To Part-Time To Avoid Obamacare

    Not long after the owner of the Olive Garden and Red Lobster chains admitted their anti-Obamacare campaigns hurt more than helped, the owner of a Wendy’s franchise in Omaha, Nebraska plans to cut 300 employees’ hours to part-time to avoid providing them with health care coverage.

    By moving workers to part-time status in order to avoid paying for their health benefits, the Wendy’s franchise would shift the costs of insurance coverage onto hundreds of employees:

    The company has announced that all non-management positions will have their hours reduced to 28 a week. Gary Burdette, vice president of operations for the local franchise, says the cuts are coming because the new Affordable Health Care Act requires employers to offer health insurance to employees working 32-38 hours a week. Under the current law they are not considered full time and that as a small business owner, he can’t afford to stay in operation and pay for everyone’s health insurance.

    But anecdotal evidence suggests this strategy may backfire on the Omaha Wendy’s operations. This fall, Denny’s quickly distanced itself from a franchisee’s similar ploy, while Darden Restaurants saw a sharp 37 percent drop in profit after threatening to cut workers to part-time.


    leftstreet (21,639 posts)

    4. Why didn't Obamacare address this?

    no one could have predicted...
    Systematic Chaos (8,032 posts)

    7. Don't worry about it. They're about to destroy their business with a one-two punch.

    Completely fucked morale + spike in turnover = horrible product and service.

    Bye-bye Wendy's franchisee. It's been nice knowing ya.
    DogPawsBiscuitsNGrav (58 posts)

    11. There may be several thousand companies planning on doing this that we haven't heard

    about. If they all start doing it, we obviously can't boycott them all and cutting employee hours could be the final nail in the coffin of the economy. This could get really ugly if minimum wage workers are forced to pay hundreds of dollars a month out of their own 28 hour a week pay checks.

    Does anyone know if there was a back up plan for this situation?
    Ikonoklast (20,497 posts)

    12. Yes, the businesses that have been doing it then see that their help quits in droves

    leaving the dumbass employer up shit creek without a paddle.

    They then have to do an emergency hire to fill the vacant slots, all the while losing business as their service goes down the tubes.

    Many quietly rescind their public bloviating soon after discovering they just shot themselves in the foot.

    Some had to do it publicly, like Darden.

    But, keep up with the Concern Posting!

    I see you are totally ignorant of the provisions of the ACA and where low-income employees fall under the provisions of that law.

    No one making minimum wage will have to pay 'hundreds of dollars a month' out of their paychecks for health care.
    BWC (12 posts)

    17. I used to work for a Darden restaurant

    They cut everyone down to less than 30 hours. Obamacare is not going to be easy to implement that's for sure
    stultusporcos (56 posts)

    21. We have the power to stop this nonsense

    Stop eating corporate food.
    Right. It isn't good enough that those employees now earn less because they cannot work full time, it's BETTER, TO THE LIBERALS THINKING, that they not have jobs at all.
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    leftstreet (21,639 posts)

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    no one could have predicted...

    Were you NOT paying attention?

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    Who works at Wendy's full time anyway?
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    Quote Originally Posted by NJCardFan View Post
    Who works at Wendy's full time anyway?
    Apparently in the new Progressive economy jobs like Wendy's will be the typical middle class income.
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    At one point in time, LONG ago, I did work fast food management...we were ALWAYS told to keep as many employees under the magic 30 hours anyway cause they did not want to offer them health insurance back then...this is nothing new and not a result of Obamacare, it's just made it more obvious. It's actually been alive and well since the 70's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NJCardFan View Post
    Who works at Wendy's full time anyway?
    I know alot of resturant employees that work and have worked full time. I did it myself for a while as an asst mgr. 50 hours seemed like a short week. A 30 hour check would of not paid my rent. I did what it took to pay my bills. I have a nephew working himself through college. He is a kitchen manager and puts in around 50 hours a week. He is afraid his hours will get cut to below 30, forcing him to try and work two jobs and juggle two work schedules around his school schedule. He's dong very good in college...

    The point is, like Hawkgirl mentioned, other industries are doing this.

    It's already starting.
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