Of course, the MSM will reach into its bag of tricks where it got “staycation” and “funemployment” from, and come up with some term to make this sound better. Anybody want to guess what that will be?
Obama will sign an Executive Order saying that no business can make any decisions unless King Obama approves
Rectified with an exec order banning part time employment.
It’s already happening. The 40+ workers will find themselves working part time jobs, no insurance, facing death panels, unless they’re a union whore.
I remember fifty years ago, when our high school teacher told us that in the future the average work week would be 30-35 hours so everyone could have a job, as there would be too many people to give everyone a 40 hour weekly job.
Looks like they were correct.
It’s already happened here. Now they are trying to work two jobs.
Who knows? Until we get conquered as a nation, we might all be happier being destitute, but only working a few days a week. (Maybe three 9 and 1/2 hour days?)
This is what they do in France. People have 2 or 3 jobs. Great, we have finlly become France.
many people will jump directly to the Zero Hour Workweek, thanks to Obamacare
Kroger will soon join the ranks of Darden Restaurants (Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse, Red Lobster and others) and slash the hours of its non-exempt (hourly) workers to a maximum of 28 hours/week to avoid millions in Obamacare penalties.
Darden Restaurants employs 185,000, and Kroger’s employs nearly 350,000 people. Most of its jobs are hourly and the vast majority of workers are non-exempt.
About a month ago, the government released an 18 PAGE definition of "full-time worker."
I can't wait to get my health care at the DMV.
My understanding is that companies need to have a lot of this stuff in place by January 2013. We’ve heard media reports of some large companies moving in this direction.
Why do folks think unemployment fell 0.3% in September? Full-time folks were having their hours reduced to under 30 hours, and many hundreds of thousands of folks were hired on a part-time basis to pick up the slack.
So, the Kenyan anti-Christ gets the best of all worlds: he destroys hundreds of thousands of full-time jobs; makes folks increasingly dependent on the government; and gets “CREDIT” for decreasing unemployment!
The liberals want to be just like France and it’s happening, yipee!
I wonder if they’ll ever realize what they’ve thrown away.
Obama will simply change the rules in flight.
I doubt many know all the details of Obamacare yet, but there is probably a point at which part-time workers who are provided no employer health insurance will qualify for Medicaid, and not be required to buy their own insurance.
The old saying “you can’t get blood out of a turnip” will inevitable come into play at some point. What sort of insurance can someone working around 1,600 hours per year at $10.00 per hour afford?
I think there is a fortune waiting to be made for smart, astute people with a decent understanding of tax law, accounting and other matters. The U.S. business community is just dying to hire you to come in and show them how to circumvent these stupid rules ... in perfectly legal ways that meet the letter of the law.
The "29-hour work week" is an obvious one, but how about another alternative that would enable employers to keep people on for 40-hour weeks without having to deal with this nonsense? How about breaking your company into two different companies, and having your employees work 20 hours per week for each company -- doing the exact same work every day? If the IRS gives you any grief, just set up in two different locations in the same building. For 20 hours, I can go to work for Acme Engineering & Architecture in my building ... then for 20 hours I can go to work for Emca Architecture & Engineering right down the hall.
I remember back in the Clinton era a Dem proposing short work-weeks to reduce unemployment.
Unfortunately for hourly employees that means less $$$.
I like these work hours!
“We get up at noon and go to work at one.
Take an hour for lunch and at two were done...-” Wizard of Oz”