Skip to comments.Kroger to Slash Hourly Workers to Avoid Obamacare Penalties
Posted on 11/12/2012 12:05:46 PM PST by tobyhill
Operative Faith reveals that Kroger will soon join the ranks of Durden Restaurants and slash the hours of its non-exempt (hourly) workers to avoid millions in Obamacare penalties.
To give you a sense of Krogers size and importance, its sales last year were $90 billion and it employs nearly 350,000 people. Most of its jobs are hourly and the vast majority of workers are neither millionaires or billionaires.
Faith is a mid-level manager at Kroger and reports the dire news:
Last week we found out that, beginning in January, any employee who is not full-time at that point,will be limited to 28 hours per week and all new hires will be subject to the same policy.
Currently, part-time employees can work as many hours as needed.
Many Kroger employees, I believe, will be shocked to find out about this new policy.
(Excerpt) Read more at floppingaces.net ...
I am curious how this will play out. If they slash hours, and then realize an increased profit in quarterly reports, the the employees will take it out on the company.
A CEO I worked for a while ago understood. He stated “If I screw you over, you will find a way to screw me over 10 times”.
Since the election:
Can someone please build a website that will contain the running numbers so I can post to my liberal idiots family members?
People who don't like to cook? Pffft! People who do like to cook go there; you can find far more different kinds of ingredients and foods to use than Kroger.
Yep. Goota share all that pain.
Theys dont dont needent worries any, after all Obamas gonna gives dem everythings theys needs. Ater all he did promise didn't he?
Home depot has the self checkouts. I believe Lowes is considering it, at least the one in Marquette, MI. I was in Flint Michigan and i had no choice but had to utilize the self checkout at Meijers. i got so disgusted with the damn thing, half the items would not ring up. just said forget it and walked out of the store.
Hah! The only thing they will “quickly realize” is that it’s all their parents’ fault, and speaking of whom - they’re starting to get a little old, you know?
Exactly. Who need a stinkin' job anyway when the gubmit is gonna git you everything yo need fo free?
“Im predicting about 15% unemployment in one year.”
By no later than June 2013.
Once the corporate lawyers and tax accountants reassess the state of things and just where exactly they stand, it will open the floodgates of Hell.
Hello sixty/seventy hour work weeks.
And the unemployment rate goes through the roof.
“Work two 20 hr/week jobs @ sub $10/hr wages.”
Naw, you’ll still work 40 hours per week or more, you’ll just spend more hours driving from job 1 to job 2 and possibly to job 3 and still not have ‘health benefits.’
Let them go on with their scheme, because they are sealing the fate of the Democrat party for generations to come.
I thought Americans would think through the Obamacare ramifications prior to the 2012 election, and that was my fatal error.
Once the effects of this monstrosity are unleashed on the American people and our businesses, they will overwhelmingly and vigorously cast it off in an epic political smack down, and the Democrat party with it. Let them continue.
Then I guess we’ll have a lot more RINOs to contend with.
Tyler Durden for president!
“It wont take long.”
Just long enough for all of us to get a flavor for the suck that is Obama.
Think of the hit all the grocery stores will take when the food stamps are cut in Ohio. That’s what they get for allowing the democrats to cheat.
“After we remove 0 we need to hike the voting age or make them take a common sense test.”
No, no, no — you need to own property AND have a job AND cannot be receiving any government checks outside of retirement benefits in order to vote!
The moochers and the looters are upon us.
isn’t it “Wegmans”????
to him, you are worthless trash, able to be thrown away without thought...
But you must join a union to work at Kroger. A 3 fingered butcher reminded me once.
Headline looks like a horror movie title!
Pretty sure Krogers is a union shop.
Imagine that!.....heh heh heh
Wagmans? Never heard of that one. It sounds like you mean Wegmans, but you cant, because Wegmans is one of the biggest ripoffs around. The only worse ripoff is Fresh Fields.
why is this funny to me? because i come from massachusetts and there are mayors who won’t allow a walmart in but they are having ribbon cutting partes for wegmans. this country is so messed up
Interesting...must be a regional thing. I can shop for groceries at Wal-Mart or Target or even Trader Joe’s and spend $75 or so. But the same groceries (same brands, too) will cost me over $100 at Wegman’s, and I get a hassle over coupons to boot. Apparently if the total value of the coupons is over $10 Wegman’s requires a management override. So we don’t shop there anymore.
And what would the numbers likely be if one was to include under employment, i.e. full time jobs reduce to part time jobs as a result of Obummercare?
Tell that to GM and Chrysler. They were private and yet too big to fail.
A pox on unions they bring nothing but misery.