Skip to comments.College Professors Get What They Asked For in Obamacare, Don't Like It Much
Posted on 12/01/2012 8:40:18 PM PST by SeekAndFind
There is an antique saying -- no less true for its antiquity -- that you need to be careful what you wish for, because you just might get it. This came to mind when I read a recent report about what is happening at a Pennsylvania college.
One of President Obama's most loyal -- not to say fawning -- constituencies clearly is academia. His rate of support among collegiate faculty and administrators surely approaches near-unanimity on the typical campus. This is why the news about the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) is so richly ironic. CCAC has just announced that because of ObamaCare, it will have to slash the hours of 400 of its employees, about half of whom are adjunct instructors. This is because under new law, companies and other organizations employing 50 or more employees are required to provide full health care insurance (at high cost, because of a host of new mandates the law includes) for all employees working 30 or more hours a week. This means that employers have a tremendous incentive -- indeed, virtually a gun at their heads -- to either cut hours for employees to under 30 hours per week or eliminate workers outright (by outsourcing, offshoring, contracting out, and automating), or to keep the employees under 50 by simply not expanding.
This has led numerous private companies start taking precisely those actions -- including Abbot Labs, Applebee's, Boston Scientific, Covidien, Dana Holding, Darden Restaurants, Kinetic Concepts, Kroger, Lockheed-Martin, Medtronic, New Energy, Papa John's Pizza, Smith & Nephew, Stryker, TANCOA Janitorial, and Welch Allyn. For example, major restaurant chains such as Olive Garden and Red Lobster are already moving employees to under 30 hours a week. Boston Scientific has said that it will lay off 1,400 workers and shift production to China.
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Sorry...as unChristian as it may sound, it’s gonna be fun to watch.
It’s not necessarily unChristian ... it will give the workers more time to spend with their families. :)
But free contraceptives! Free abortions! Free end-of-life counseling! Eddie Shore! Old-time hockey!
This whole new part-time working situation will create a new market for people to probably working two jobs. Possibly restarant owners may trade some of their workers with other restaurants to avoid employ any one single employee more than 40 hours. It should be interesting to see how this works out?
Couldn't happen to nicer people!
Academia created the empty headedness that is at the very heart of Obamunism. It wasn’t hard to predict that the social marxism they corrupted education with would come back and bite them in the ass hard, and it’s only gonna’ get worse. In fact, it’s just the beginning.
This is an accelerating trend as more and more Obamabots are discovering just why the rest of us can’t stand him. Many, if not most, large American companies are slashing worker’s hours and/or converting a lot of their full-time staff to part-time to avoid the penalties associated with ZeroCare.
While I enjoy the irony, I also see a dangerous potential to all of this - It could easily open the door to expanded union membership by those hoping that union action may be able to restore their hours, pay and benefits. While I doubt that they can, this is going to be a VERY rude awakening to those who thought they were about to get another free ride from Uncle Sugar at the expense of the rest of us!!
Like the trade isn't incesteous enough....
What a way to put in the Slap Shot Reference. LOL
Puttin’ on the foil has a different meaning as well...
It will be fun commuting three times as much with four dollar gas, and these enlightened citizen may enjoy paying dues to three different unions if they can't get work in the same vocation.
Life on the Rat plantation will bring a new real quality to contemporary blues music.
Note to college professors regarding Obamacare:
SUCK IT. YOU VOTED FOR IT.
And Obamacare is NOT Bush’s fault!!!
Sucks to be them but I couldn't be happier for them.
All part of a highly-orchestrated and long-term plan.
Obamanation Communism File.
Well, we already know how this works out :-)
Don’t blame me. I voted for Romney.
“This whole new part-time working situation will create a new market for people to probably working two jobs. Possibly restarant owners may trade some of their workers with other restaurants to avoid employ any one single employee more than 40 hours. It should be interesting to see how this works out?”
And welcome to work for cash-under-the-table, fewer IRS filers, black markets...
From my experience, Academia will complain. Adjuncts live a subsidized, but poor life. Sucking it up is not their strong suit. Some of them will be converted to reality.
The tenured princes will be relatively unaffected, but will complain about the shortage of good help, that is, teaching assistants. For this, they will probably blame Global Warming.
I really don’t want my ancient language professor showing up to class in his McDonald’s uniform and apron. I don’t want to sit in my novel writing class taught by a woman who waxes bikini lines part time.
John Roberts sucks bigtime. Traitor....
“Nobody’s job is safe with all these service people crowding in.” —Sticky Merckle, “The Best Years Of Our Lives”
Force them to eat the obamunism and if they throw up force them twice as hard to eat their vomit again!
I am sick or being Ms. Nice Gal.
Force them to eat the obamunism and if they throw up force them twice as hard to eat their vomit again!
I am sick of being Ms. Nice Gal.
So these professors will work less hours, earn less pay, and still be required to buy obamacare insurance, at a higher premium because they cannot buy at the group rate their employer had before?
That's old think. New think is that it's all Congress's fault, in league with those evil capitalists.
I remember reading in other articles that the threshold for the number of full-time employees was 30, not 50; and that the demarcation between “part-time” and “full-time” is 28 hours per week, not 30.
In other words, to avoid Obamacare, a business can employee up to 30 employees who work over 28 hours per week; but employees #31, 32, 33, etc., must work no more than 28 hours.
In any case, I expect unemployment to roughly double in about a year.
Also, I’ve just read on NewsMax that HHS, which administers Obamacare, will impose a 3.5% tax per Obamacare insurance policy in those states that have rejected setting up their own HIX (health insurance exchanges) opting instead for the “default” position of the law that allows the federal government to set up its own exchange.
Obamacare is the giant suppository that was prescribed by Doc 0bama and the Dims, with a helpful shove by SCROTUS..
Nice to see the man his programs and the socialist communist lifestyle they rabidly support is effecting them first. Enjoy
Wait until these people who get their hours reduced are forced to pay for their health insurance.
Be careful what you wish for.
Prescription drug benefit? $400 billion a year?
Yea it really was partly Bush’s fault in that he pushed us down that socialized medicine road instead of defending the pharmaceuticals and the free market to lower prices.
Lets face it, Bush was no genius in conservative theory. Yea he was worlds better than those he ran against, but he did us no real favors. Bush was McCain lite, and Romney would probably be close behind.
It is again a lesson on voting/choosing the lesser of two evils, instead of the best choice. Like Ron Paul. The left goes harder and harder left,,, while the right compromises and tries to get along, resulting in the government moving more and more socialist.
We are losing ground..
The Marxist Revolution - this is how it begins.
Odd - the United States spent countless millions of dollars and the lives of so many of its heroes to combat communism in Europe, Asia, and around the world, and... now we’ve voted it into office without so much as a murmur of protest.
Live long enough, see everything.
but won’t all those attractive young coeds be getting free birth control now?
Really? What do you think FR, Rush, Hannity, Levin, et al are?
Combine this with layoffs from taxes and government spending cuts, and next year should be fun.
CommieCare is not something the most ignorant electorate on the planet can blame Bush for. The consequences are totally the fault of the Democrats who bent the House rules to shove this monstrosity down the throats of the taxpayers.
They are entertainers. They exist to sell ad time.
Rush, Hannity, Levin, Styn, etc. are all entertainers.
Now, think about which would drive up ad prices. Winning for their “conservative” cause or having something to rail against?
I don’t often log in to post a reply but your comment is hilarious!!!!
“..John Roberts sucks big time. Traitor....”
Yep. That he does and that he is. He is a real-life, modern-day Benedict Arnold. He will go do in history with a legacy even more sinister than Arnold’s.
This one man alone could have saved his country. Instead, he handed it over to the communists.
Arnold was only plotting to hand over West point and capture Thomas Jefferson. Roberts plotted to hand over the entire USA and captured the “producers”. His name, like Arnold’s, will be the new synonym for treason once history plays out.
The impact on colleges and universities will even be more profound as retiring bab-boomer tenured proessors are replaced with even more part-time adjuncts.
On the plus side, maybe all of those unemployeed ABD’s might get to teach a course or two—while they get food stamps.
I’ve heard the new response/narrative for all issues with Obamacare. One of the ladies in my quilting group is a major lib. When we discuss healthcare and Obamacare, every negative issue is the fault of the evil greedy insurance companies. Sometimes it’s a long path for her to arrive there, but... she always arrives there. Evil greedy insurance companies. Prepare to hear that ad nauseum.
If adjunct instructor class hours are cut, then somebody will have to pick up that slack. That means professors will have to teach more classes, grade more papers & tests.
These men of leisure are not gonna like that!
The marketplace is like water - it seeks its own level. Even the most tyrannical regime on Earth, North Korea, cannot stop people from acting in their own interest - the basis of the marketplace.
So, Liberals can pass all the foolish tax laws they want, yet people, businesses, & universities will always find a way around them to their best advantage. This is why Buffett, Sorors, & their ilk support taxing the rich - they know they will never pay more that they want to pay.
What is so sad is that the little guy - the lower class - ALWAYS bears the real pain of these grand schemes - Obamacare in this instance, through lost jobs, lower wages, & inflation that makes them poorer every day.
AND .... via those employers, no insurance or whatever other 'full-time' benefits might have been previously available. There is going to be a lot of blowback on this as the Obamaphoner types (gimme gimme, we like freebies) who might be working figure out they are worse off rather than better ... working harder for much less. This crap will NOT improve the economy.
What do you mean?