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The latest ObamaCare casualty: Wegmans grocery employees
human events ^ | july 11, 2013 | John Hayward

Posted on 07/11/2013 2:02:02 PM PDT by lowbridge

At least they aren’t losing their jobs, like so many others in this ObamaCare-ravaged job market, but it looks like the part-time employees of Wegmans grocery stores will be losing their previously excellent health care, per U.S. News & World Report:

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: 0bamascare; abortion; deathpanels; democrats; healthcare; newyork; obama; obamacare; wegmans; zerocare

1 posted on 07/11/2013 2:02:02 PM PDT by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge

A guy who takes a one hundred million dollar vacation feels it’s right to turn the United States into a nation of part-timers.And ObamaPhone owners.


2 posted on 07/11/2013 2:07:41 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (The Civil Servants Are No Longer Servants...Or Civil.)
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To: lowbridge

gee shocker.

obama knew this would occur. it helps to make capitalism evil, government good. it makes people clamor for government to “intervene”.

problem is the problem was created on purpose by government so that they could play the hero and “intervene” against the framed, “evil” capitalists. who only care about money and exploiting their workers.


3 posted on 07/11/2013 2:08:53 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: lowbridge

Used to be considered one of the Best Workplaces in America due to their very nice benefits. I know people who turned down more lucrative jobs elsewhere to stay in Upstate New York with them for that reason.

Not anymore.


4 posted on 07/11/2013 2:12:18 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: lowbridge

Sad. I’ve never run into an incompetent or nasty Wegman’s employee.


5 posted on 07/11/2013 2:12:27 PM PDT by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: lowbridge
Read the entire article.

Wegmans makes more money!! Yeh for Danny and his yacht club buddies.

Their prices are ridiculous.

6 posted on 07/11/2013 2:12:55 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Gay State Conservative

Time to slash the travel budget for Obama & his family. No more traveling of any kind. The Obamas stay in DC, spend holidays at Camp David and no campaigning, he’s supposedly the President of the United States of America not the United Democrats of America.


7 posted on 07/11/2013 2:25:35 PM PDT by This I Wonder32460
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To: Sacajaweau

You have a point: Wegman’s is very expensive. It’s why I don’t get there too often but kinda love what I do buy. And the sales/cashiers are wonderful. On the other hand, food prices are out of control - which I believe this administration promotes.


8 posted on 07/11/2013 2:26:23 PM PDT by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: Gay State Conservative

And cut hazardous duty pay for the military.


9 posted on 07/11/2013 2:40:31 PM PDT by Vinnie
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To: miss marmelstein

Wegmans prices aren’t the best around, but the one I go to is mobbed on any given Saturday morning and pretty busy anytime I go there. They’re doing something right. Plenty of help....never encountered any attitude from an employee ever.


10 posted on 07/11/2013 2:43:27 PM PDT by wny
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To: wny

Wegmans is impossible on a weekend! And they sometimes run out of produce then. I try to go early in the middle of the week. Their employees are great.


11 posted on 07/11/2013 2:45:26 PM PDT by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: miss marmelstein; All

This is a store with so many specialty items you must know how to shop there.

I have been their shopper since Grade School in Rochester NY. When I retired and went to Florida I wanted to cry each shopping day! Publix and Winn Dixie do not compare!

You must be an informed shopper and choose your needed items first. Buy extra when things are on sale, often at very low “Loss Leader” prices. Then as you cruise the store many temptations will be put before you! I always took those ideas as a cooking school and then created things like them myself.

Buying one special item each trip will make you “feel good” about the chore of shopping. Can you put a price on that?

I have never had a bad Wegmans brand product and they are as low cost as all other store brands...other stores are not all GOOD!! Canned vegetables at 37 cents a can...buy a case!

I missed Wegmans for almost 20 years until their move to Virginia where I spend part of the year with family.

Now I am happy and plan lots of shopping to stock up for the return to FL...


12 posted on 07/11/2013 2:51:33 PM PDT by 3D-JOY
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To: lowbridge

I know a husband & wife who own a small business in our town. The husband went to work p/t for Wegmen’s specifically for the healthcare benefits.

They are two-time Obama voters. Nice people and I don’t wish them ill, but.... it’s hard not to feel a little bit of schadenfreude.


13 posted on 07/11/2013 2:54:50 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1)
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To: workerbee

To ALL (”nice” or not) who voted for DIMs, LIBs and nobama...if you are effected by this...Great! You deserve what you get from these marxist unfunny clowns.


14 posted on 07/11/2013 2:57:42 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: 3D-JOY

Wegmans is great. But I don’t like that most of their items are “Wegmans” rather than a mix of different companies. This has seemed to increase over the years. My favorite bit is the “International” section, where you can buy all the wonderful French & British items. I also like the meat section and the fish section. It’s a good store!


15 posted on 07/11/2013 2:58:11 PM PDT by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: miss marmelstein

I must opine that female Wegmans shoppers look like supermodels. It is worth paying a nickel more for a pack of hotdogs just for the scenery.


16 posted on 07/11/2013 3:14:54 PM PDT by duckworth (Perhaps instant karma's going to get you. Perhaps not.)
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To: lowbridge

You’ve got to do what you’ve got to do. I love Wegmans.


17 posted on 07/11/2013 3:33:36 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: lowbridge

fewer hours plus forced to buy your own insurance..... dey be heppin da poor man....lol


18 posted on 07/11/2013 3:42:05 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: Secret Agent Man; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; ...

/bingo


19 posted on 07/11/2013 4:50:26 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (McCain or Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: Sacajaweau
Wegmans makes more money!!

Well, that's why you run a business. Profit.

What's your beef?

20 posted on 07/11/2013 4:58:17 PM PDT by BfloGuy (The imposition of a duty on the importation of a commodity burdens the consumers. --Ludwig Von Mises)
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To: Sacajaweau
Wegmans makes more money!! Yeh for Danny and his yacht club buddies.

Their prices are ridiculous.

Then, by all means, don't shop there.

21 posted on 07/11/2013 5:17:37 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: okie01

I love Wegmans. I am there sometimes three times a day.

The employees are amazing. I’ve been shopping there for my entire adult life and I have honestly NEVER had a bad experiance.

Yes, they are a few dollars more then their competitors. But they have EXTREMELY high standards of food for the products that bear the Wegmans name.

The one or two times I’ve had to return something, they have done so cheerfully and without a receipt.

These people UNDERSTAND customer service and quality and I recommend that anyone in upstate New York who is considering starting their own service based business spend a few times shopping at Wegmans to see firsthand how extremely good service will have customers lining up even if it’s a few bucks more.

Oh, one other strange thing.... I’ve also NEVER seen angry upset customers in Wegmans. At other grocers I always seem to see people just shy of getting into shouting matches with managers, etc. Nothing like that at Weggies ever. The shoppers are all nice to one another and theres lots of smiling and friendly chatter.

I used to hate going to the store - now I’m there 2-3 times a day. :)


22 posted on 07/11/2013 5:36:59 PM PDT by Ueriah
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To: Ueriah
I love Wegmans. I am there sometimes three times a day.

I live in Texas, so I haven't had an opportunity to shop at Wegman's.

However, speaking as one who spent most of my career in marketing grocery products -- working with companies like Procter & Gamble and Borden -- I can assure you that Wegman's reputation in the grocery business is well-known and highly respected nationally.

They are recognized as a very special grocery chain -- not only by their customers, but by their suppliers.

23 posted on 07/11/2013 6:27:39 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: Sacajaweau

“Their prices are ridiculous. “

Uh huh.

Yeah. They suck so bad at everything they do they are the number one highest regarded grocery chain in America.

They are consistently rated as highest in customer satisfaction and quality of service. They are consistently rated as one of the best employers in the entire country.

So it is obvious they must not know how to set pricing.

And they are mostly non-union. The pricks.


24 posted on 07/11/2013 6:52:20 PM PDT by Nik Naym (It's not my fault... I have compulsive smartass disorder.)
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To: miss marmelstein

Those monster deli counters can be a real hoot! You can drop a lot of money on the Kosher one too. What other store has several hundred feet, as well as a Kosher section, rotissorie as well as other food prepared Kosher?

The many prepared food bars have gone up in price lately, but still a nice meal and a clean upstairs balcony to eat. Lots of people meeting for lunch here in VA.


25 posted on 07/11/2013 7:24:46 PM PDT by 3D-JOY
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To: Ueriah

Those unfamiliar with Wegmans need to know: this is a grocery chain so impressive it is, I kid you not, at the top of the “you gotta see this” list for visitors.


26 posted on 07/11/2013 7:33:26 PM PDT by ctdonath2 (Making good people helpless doesn't make bad people harmless.)
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To: Nik Naym

If you think the prices are high...you are looking at the premium offerings.

I know lots of people who think a 12-16 dollar pie for a dinner party is worth every penny...hand made and rolled with about double a frozen pie filling.

The french brick oven bakery products are no more than other stores specialty breads and they are fresh and you can sample the options that fit your meal...White Mountain bread makes the best toast you ever spread with jelly. I’ll take one slice over 2-3 of “dumb” white bread from the shelf.

Buy their connoli shells and filling and make your own for 1/2 the price and have them fresh and the way you like them! Guests feel special and I deserve the finest too.


27 posted on 07/11/2013 7:35:10 PM PDT by 3D-JOY
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To: ctdonath2

You are right. It should be on every Bucket list.


28 posted on 07/11/2013 7:36:07 PM PDT by 3D-JOY
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To: ctdonath2
Those unfamiliar with Wegmans need to know: this is a grocery chain so impressive it is, I kid you not, at the top of the “you gotta see this” list for visitors.

When the Wegmen's near me opened last year, they actually had --- no lie --- bus trips from as far as 75 miles away for folks who wanted to come and "tour."

I know that sounds insane, but it's the truth!

29 posted on 07/11/2013 8:54:53 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1)
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To: 3D-JOY

I didn’t say the prices were too high. What you read was a quote from another poster, to whom I was replying.

Hint: when something is inside of these -—> “ “ then that something was most likely first written by someone other than the person who wrote what you are reading.

Apparently you don’t understand sarcasm, even when it is self evident.


30 posted on 07/11/2013 10:30:21 PM PDT by Nik Naym (It's not my fault... I have compulsive smartass disorder.)
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To: Sacajaweau

Their basic products, i.e.,what you can find at ANY supermarket, are not higher than other markets in my area. Their specialty foods are very expensive, but you can’t find a lot of their product line anywhere else, it’s so special. I just love to wander around the aisles and admire all the things I can’t afford.


31 posted on 07/11/2013 10:38:50 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: 3D-JOY

It depends on the Jewish population. I live near a Shop Rite that has a large Kosher section.


32 posted on 07/12/2013 3:40:11 AM PDT by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: Nik Naym

Good Morning,

Apparently you expect people to go back 5 hours on the thread.

I do know the meaning of quotations. Thank you for the refresher “lesson”.

I am sorry that the word “You” was used when I meant a broad “you all”! I did forget the ALL in the list on this post.

It was a general reply to anyone interested in Wegmans.

If you had read my comments about Wegmans you will know that I well understand their marketing and non-union policy. Did you know that they match students earnings during high school and summers, toward their fall tuition? I bet not.

“I will remember you are a negative, sarcastic person and avoid further contact.” Is that sarcasm? I put it in quotes! LOL


33 posted on 07/12/2013 5:50:20 AM PDT by 3D-JOY
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To: lowbridge

Obama and the Democrates - The biggest mistake America ever made.


34 posted on 07/12/2013 5:52:09 AM PDT by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: miss marmelstein

Might be so, I have never been to a Shop Rite.

Publix and Winn Dixie in my part of Florida just bring in foods for Jewish Holidays. They are all greatly reduced a week or so later.


35 posted on 07/12/2013 5:55:52 AM PDT by 3D-JOY
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To: 3D-JOY

Our area has a large Sephardic Jewish population so the Kosher goes on all year round. I love perusing the items.


36 posted on 07/12/2013 5:58:46 AM PDT by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: ctdonath2

You should see Fairway in Manhattan - unbelievable! I just swan around for an hour looking at all the international goodies. Of course, it’s expensive but once in a while...


37 posted on 07/12/2013 6:02:04 AM PDT by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: miss marmelstein

yes, me too.

They have a macaroon cookie mix in a tub, like oatmeal, that is outstanding. South Florida must have more choices, but I seldom get there. Wegmans will work their way south, I bet. VA and MD now.


38 posted on 07/12/2013 7:59:01 AM PDT by 3D-JOY
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