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!
Let's say you're a hardworking sort that is OK with only getting 30 hours or less from an employer because you're OK working more than one job.
Problem is now that companies have software that predicts how many workers they need at a particular time. Employees are now getting yanked around from shift to shift to meet the demands of the software. If you're given a shift and can't work it, because you are supposed to be working at your other job, then you may not get any more shifts in the future.
At least if you are in retail, or some other customer-facing business, it may be difficult to manage more than one 20 hr/wk job.
Big government treats us like either ATMs or game show contestants, while big business treats us like mere human resources.