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Surprise: PA College Slashes Instructors' Hours to Avoid Obamacare
Breitbart ^ | 21 Nov 2012 | Wynton Hall

Posted on 11/21/2012 6:13:08 PM PST by george76

Pennsylvania's Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) is slashing the hours of 400 adjunct instructors, support staff, and part-time instructors to dodge paying for Obamacare.

"It's kind of a double whammy for us because we are facing a legal requirement [under the new law] to get health care and if the college is reducing our hours, we don't have the money to pay for it," said adjunct biology professor Adam Davis.

On Tuesday, CCAC employees were notified that Obamacare defines full-time employees as those working 30 hours or more per week and that on Dec. 31 temporary part-time employees will be cut back to 25 hours.

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: District of Columbia; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: academia; college; communitycollege; obamacare
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1 posted on 11/21/2012 6:13:18 PM PST by george76
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To: george76

“said adjunct biology professor Adam Davis”, Obama voter.


2 posted on 11/21/2012 6:18:53 PM PST by Betis70 ("Leading from Behind" gets your Ambassador killed)
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To: george76

BWHAHAHAHAHAHA!

So many of these profs are flaming libtards that I could care less. Serves them right.

Can you tell I had to sit through a BS CCAC English course and was lectured endlessly about how evil white male Republicans were?

So glad I only needed 3 credits from that godforsaken hell hole.


3 posted on 11/21/2012 6:19:31 PM PST by PittsburghAfterDark
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To: george76

Couldn’t happen to a more deserving bunch of folks (well, it could and probably will!). Bwahahaha


4 posted on 11/21/2012 6:19:50 PM PST by NonValueAdded ("Our president ... makes big speeches packed full of little ideas" Charles C. W. Cooke)
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To: george76
"It's kind of a double whammy for us because we are facing a legal requirement [under the new law] to get health care and if the college is reducing our hours, we don't have the money to pay for it," said adjunct biology professor Adam Davis

Welcome to Obamaville.

I guess some "edjukatud" folks never thought this through very far

5 posted on 11/21/2012 6:20:32 PM PST by digger48
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To: george76

The Obama administration appreciates the support from all the useful idiots at CCAC...now, suck it.


6 posted on 11/21/2012 6:22:18 PM PST by Lou L (Health "insurance" is NOT the same as health "care")
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To: george76
Surprise!

Guess what?

There's a price to pay when you dance with the devil.

Happy Thanksgiving, George, to you and yours!

7 posted on 11/21/2012 6:26:09 PM PST by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: george76

I wonder how many colleges will do the same


8 posted on 11/21/2012 6:26:38 PM PST by MNDude
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To: PittsburghAfterDark

I got a B on my senior thesis- my screaming liberal, Birkenstock wearing, VW Bug driving professor argued with me during my presentation that we brought 9/11 on ourselves.

Of course, the porn star student with the fake (*)(*) got an A+. Her thesis was on Anime. Go figure.

It would do my heart good to see this guy get his bennies slashed. I would even send him a congratulations card on his vote helping to ensure his lack of benefits. Heh.


9 posted on 11/21/2012 6:26:39 PM PST by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: george76

dumbaxes


10 posted on 11/21/2012 6:26:39 PM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: george76

Sympathy? Very little. Worldwide it is the intellectuals that support the progressive (aka communist) agenda and then are the first burned by its implementation. Think Russia and the communist take over with the intellectuals the first to be killed and sent to the gulag. Think China with the cultural revolution. Think Cambodia and the killing fields. Think with trepidation, the United States’ future with the anointed ones in power now!


11 posted on 11/21/2012 6:28:53 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (The law of unintended consequences is an unforgiving and vindictive b!tch!)
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To: digger48
I guess some "edjukatud" folks never thought this through very far

Gee, Pelosi said we have to pass it to find out what's in it. Many of the "edjukatud" still haven't bothered to find out what's in it. The more their pocketbook is affected, the more they'll learn. Slow learners, bad teachers.

12 posted on 11/21/2012 6:28:53 PM PST by roadcat
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To: Cowgirl of Justice
Sometimes Anime is more important.

So, you get any pictures?

13 posted on 11/21/2012 6:29:34 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: george76

I sometimes wonder if these progressives don’t feel at least a bit like cannibals eating turkey on Thanksgiving :)


14 posted on 11/21/2012 6:32:08 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (The law of unintended consequences is an unforgiving and vindictive b!tch!)
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To: george76
"It's kind of a double whammy for us because we are facing a legal requirement [under the new law] to get health care and if the college is reducing our hours, we don't have the money to pay for it," said adjunct biology professor Adam Davis.

I had chicken biryani for dinner tonight. It was good.

15 posted on 11/21/2012 6:32:50 PM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: george76

I just want to laugh//

Ha Ha!


16 posted on 11/21/2012 6:32:50 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Cowgirl of Justice

What was this other student’s name? I’d like to read her thesis.... ;)


17 posted on 11/21/2012 6:33:00 PM PST by PVT4evr ((Operation Iraqi Freedom 2007-2008, 2009-2010 3rd Infantry, 2010 2nd Infantry))
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To: george76
There will be a lot of folks in this new category:

THE 29ERS

Maybe somebody will even write a country song about it.

18 posted on 11/21/2012 6:34:22 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: george76

Keep in mind that this is the county that Pittsburgh is in. Democrat run for 60 years.


19 posted on 11/21/2012 6:34:39 PM PST by jdsteel (Give me freedom, not more government.)
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To: Flycatcher

Happy Thanksgiving , Flycatcher


20 posted on 11/21/2012 6:36:14 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: muawiyah

She was a liberal too- a very dangerous one. She used her womanly wiles to convert others to liberalism- ah seed it wit mah own ize. Granted, she was in posession of very large artificial charms which she used like a superior marksman but in a gifted way that looked unintentional.

The women weren’t fooled and dismissed her with contempt. The men- mmm...not so much.


21 posted on 11/21/2012 6:37:10 PM PST by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: george76

Let Reality begin.........

I can’t wait for the “ why didn’t you tell us this would be the impact”


22 posted on 11/21/2012 6:40:04 PM PST by patriotspride
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To: george76

Bwahahaahhhhhhhhhh!!! Suck it you socialists!


23 posted on 11/21/2012 6:44:13 PM PST by WMarshal (Free citizen, never a subject or a civilian)
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To: Cowgirl of Justice
That's usually the case.

It's a powerful force ~ back in the day I woke up one day and discovered I was on speaking terms with the four largest ones on campus ~ none greater!

They're like a drug ~

24 posted on 11/21/2012 6:45:02 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah

Lucky for my husband, I choose to use my powers for good and not evil.


25 posted on 11/21/2012 6:50:23 PM PST by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: george76
This is what I've been calling WRISTing.

Worker Reduction In Scheduled Time (to below ObamaCare threshold)

26 posted on 11/21/2012 6:55:14 PM PST by null and void (America - Abducted by Aliens...)
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To: digger48
Join the club O holes lot’s of people won’t be able to pay for it but I suspect those fools will fall below the 96K a yr so they will get help from the taxpaoyers like Me but I am not entitled to any help so I will only be able to pay the fine and have no care so STFU.
27 posted on 11/21/2012 6:56:10 PM PST by funfan
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To: funfan

O holes. Yeh, I like that!


28 posted on 11/21/2012 7:01:17 PM PST by windsorknot
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To: funfan

I buy my own BC/BS.

Premiums have more than doubled since Obamacare

My HSA is now worthless because Nancy raised the minimum allowable deductible by $50.

and medical deductions go from 7.5% of AG to 10%.

costs me $10,000/yr...AFTER TAXES!!!! to be a responsible person


29 posted on 11/21/2012 7:07:11 PM PST by digger48
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To: Flycatcher

“There’s a price to pay when you dance with the devil.”

Maybe this asshat can meet up with the “bakers” from the now defunct Hostess Baking and “share” one of the last remaining Twinkies.


30 posted on 11/21/2012 7:07:44 PM PST by vette6387
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To: Flycatcher

“There’s a price to pay when you dance with the devil.”

Maybe this asshat can meet up with the “bakers” from the now defunct Hostess Baking and “share” one of the last remaining Twinkies.


31 posted on 11/21/2012 7:07:43 PM PST by vette6387
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To: Flycatcher

“There’s a price to pay when you dance with the devil.”

Maybe this asshat can meet up with the “bakers” from the now defunct Hostess Baking and “share” one of the last remaining Twinkies.


32 posted on 11/21/2012 7:07:44 PM PST by vette6387
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To: muawiyah

Second that.


33 posted on 11/21/2012 7:10:36 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: george76

The article said it won’t be long until others are doing this. What do they mean, it won’t be long? I am an Adult Education Teacher. I was hired in April, 2007 as a contracted employee of our public board of education. I was hired at $18 per hour, no paid time off. Holidays, snow days, school closings, etc. = no pay No insurance or retirement plan. In my 6th year, my pay is still $18 per hour. There is another instructor (with Master’s degree) hired just like me.

If a teacher is absent, I cover. If the other instructor is absent, I cover. When the other instructor had baby, I worked overtime for 7 weeks.

This is happening a lot here. Regular teachers get all the benefits, paid time off and retirement plus raises annually.

BTW, the other contracted employee is a young person who was encouraged by our politicians to borrow $40,000 in student loans to get her Master’s degree as a teacher. She’s been trying to get hired on as a regular teacher for 7 years with no luck. They pay her just like me as part-time contracted services. What is even worse, when a teaching job comes open, they won’t count her time here as experience for seniority in hiring.


34 posted on 11/21/2012 7:12:11 PM PST by Jude in WV
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To: george76

YES!

“As ye sow, so shall ye reap.”

You asked for me, you voted for me, you got me - along with everything I promised.

Thus saith Brock Obama.


35 posted on 11/21/2012 7:12:31 PM PST by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: roadcat

GOP should play political jujitsu. Dems want to tax the rich. Fine, accept more taxes on millionaires and in return get cuts in entitlements. That way if the Dems refuse, they become the gridlock after the GOP accepted their demands for millionaire tax, Why accept such a deal, the Dem demands will boomerang on the Dem states. States with high tax rates include CT, NY, NJ, MA, CA and IL to name a few. Imagine the New York liberal types who already pay high state taxes now saddled with higher fed taxes. Worst local businesses will pass the cost onto them in the form of higher prices, or they close up and move. These states will lose businesses and quality of life will suffer even more. This will hasten the high tax states demise. I bet the high tax liberal state Senators will balk once their staffs go over the numbers on their rich liberal donors and businessmen.


36 posted on 11/21/2012 7:17:28 PM PST by Fee
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To: george76

You got what you voted for.


37 posted on 11/21/2012 7:24:55 PM PST by o-n-money
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To: george76
"We have to pass it to find out what's in it." - Nancy Pelosi

"Surprise! Surprise! Surprise!" - Gomer Pyle, USMC.

38 posted on 11/21/2012 7:26:43 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Amnesty - Obama's bailout of Mexico. Barry sticks it to America again!)
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39 posted on 11/21/2012 7:43:27 PM PST by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: george76

I know I should not laugh but this is rich.


40 posted on 11/21/2012 8:05:05 PM PST by angelsonmyside
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To: Jude in WV

Teacher friend, you’re still young enough to take a civil service exam and get hired for a local, state or federal job with a pension and health care.


41 posted on 11/21/2012 8:20:54 PM PST by Ciexyz
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I’m 61 and getting ready to look into Social Security. The other contracted instructor is only 27.
I spent my career as an accountant until I could no longer tolerate the IRS and watching the demise of small business among my clients due to the cost of taxes and insurance.
Teaching is my late in life job. It has been enjoyable to help young adults who need second chance.


42 posted on 11/21/2012 8:33:45 PM PST by Jude in WV
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To: george76

Academics getting smacked by Obama reality - I love it.....


43 posted on 11/21/2012 9:04:39 PM PST by Intolerant in NJ
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To: Jude in WV

Supply and Demand. Any job where the employer has an ample supply of employees will likely go this route. My son had a job at a newly opened Frisch’s - only the managers had more than 30 hours per week. Nearly all the employees only got 10 to 20 hours per week, they just kept hiring more people while limiting the amount each could work so as not to come under the mandate, nor to be accused of later cutting hours to avoid the upcoming mandate.

I had a discussion with an educated idiot - CPA, but also a Government employee. He was convinced employers wouldn’t go this route, that it didn’t make any sense because to his understanding the new law was advantageous to employers by letting them deduct 100% of healthcare costs vs. a lower amount today. He just couldn’t comprehend that employers not paying now don’t see an advantage to paying it in the future even with a tax deduction - he also likely didn’t understand that costs are going up because a qualified plan must meet Obama’s edicts. These Kool-Aid drinkers may never get it and I can’t have much sympathy for them. Maybe they will wake up when they have to get a second job just to make ends meet. What’s really outrageous is with so many employers hiring more people for less hours - Obama will claim to have reduced unemployment.


44 posted on 11/21/2012 9:08:53 PM PST by LibertyOh
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To: george76
"It's kind of a double whammy for us because we are facing a legal requirement [under the new law] to get health care and if the college is reducing our hours, we don't have the money to pay for it," said adjunct biology professor Adam Davis.

Keep voting Democrat, dumbass! You're getting what you voted for, so sit down, shut the f**k up! We don't care! Elections have consequences!!! Suffer!!!!

45 posted on 11/21/2012 9:16:04 PM PST by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: Jude in WV

I’ve long thought that there is an opportunity to take back at least a portion of academia. Many community colleges will hire adjunct faculty with only an MA. I have mine in American History and took an adjunct position at my local CC. I only get 1-3 classes per semester, but in those classes, my students are taught to think critically and they are exposed to conservative ideas in a way that they have never experienced. I find it very gratifying when I hear from some at the end of each semester how I opened their eyes. If only a portion of Freepers with an advanced degree could somehow get hired on as part-time faculty, we can begin to turn the future back to us, one classroom at a time. This does require a lot of dedication or need. I took the position in addition to my full-time job, because as you indicate, there is no way in hell I could support a family of 4 on adjunct wages....but if some Freepers are bored or looking to make a little extra cash on the side....


46 posted on 11/21/2012 9:24:09 PM PST by Crapgame (What should be taught in our schools? American Exceptionalism, not cultural Marxism...)
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To: george76

I thought that the law applied if you had over 50 full time employees. Is the whole college part time wage hourly wage earners. Wouldn’t a salaried (administration and tenured people) employee be full time by definition?


47 posted on 11/21/2012 9:28:00 PM PST by Mike Darancette (I don't understand why the Boomers are so passive.)
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To: george76

Once again: YOU VOTED FOR THIS. No sympathy for these people at all.


48 posted on 11/21/2012 9:32:08 PM PST by denydenydeny (Admiration of absolute government is proportionate to the contempt one has for others.-Tocqueville)
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To: Betis70

I have no sympathy for ANYBODY that voted for the a**hole! They reap what they sow.


49 posted on 11/21/2012 9:48:58 PM PST by ASouthernGrl (BHO sucks)
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To: george76

Obumtard will leap into action and exempt colleges.


50 posted on 11/21/2012 10:02:59 PM PST by Boiling point (Socialism; Ideas so good they have to be mandatory.)
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