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Kroger to Slash Hourly Workers to Avoid Obamacare Penalties
Flopping Aces ^ | 11/4/2012 | Doug Ross

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 Kroger’s 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 ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2012; bhoeconomy; bholayoffs; bhomcjobs; democrathealthcare; democrats; economy; elections; forwardtohell; fuobamavoters; hopeychangey2; jobs; layoffs; mcjobs; obama; obamacare; socialisthealthcare
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To: tobyhill

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”.


151 posted on 11/12/2012 4:13:05 PM PST by ace2u_in_MD (You missed something...)
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To: null and void

Since the election:
Layoff numbers


Can someone please build a website that will contain the running numbers so I can post to my liberal idiots family members?


152 posted on 11/12/2012 4:23:28 PM PST by AlexisHeavyMetal1981 (x)
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To: randita
It’s Wegman’s. Started in Rochester, NY. Mostly in the NE and mid-Atlantic states, but spreading. Lots of pre-made and specialty foods. Caters to people who have lots of money and don’t like to cook.

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.

153 posted on 11/12/2012 4:25:04 PM PST by Styria
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To: GeronL

Yep. Goota share all that pain.


154 posted on 11/12/2012 4:31:45 PM PST by Ron H. (Democrats and Republicans - birds of a feather flock together.)
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To: A_Former_Democrat
Elections have consequences, Obama voters

Theys dont dont needent worries any, after all Obamas gonna gives dem everythings theys needs. Ater all he did promise didn't he?

155 posted on 11/12/2012 4:37:18 PM PST by Ron H. (Democrats and Republicans - birds of a feather flock together.)
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To: milemark

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.


156 posted on 11/12/2012 4:47:34 PM PST by hondact200 (Candor dat viribos alas (sincerity gives wings to strength) and Nil desperandum (never despair))
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To: jsanders2001

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?


157 posted on 11/12/2012 4:59:57 PM PST by dr_lew
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To: RonF
Indeed. No accidents here, given the stated long term goal. Obamacare is, and is meant to be, only a transitional temporary fix, setting up the ultimate single-payer government-controlled national health system.
158 posted on 11/12/2012 5:55:09 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: Ron H.
Theys dont dont needent worries any, after all Obamas gonna gives dem everythings theys needs. Ater all he did promise didn't he?

Exactly. Who need a stinkin' job anyway when the gubmit is gonna git you everything yo need fo free?


159 posted on 11/12/2012 7:40:36 PM PST by MCH
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To: GoodDay

“I’m 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.


160 posted on 11/12/2012 7:42:29 PM PST by Bshaw (A nefarious deceit is upon us all!)
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To: opticks
In which case they will dispense with part time employees and move to mandatory overtime on a as needed basis.

Hello sixty/seventy hour work weeks.

And the unemployment rate goes through the roof.

161 posted on 11/12/2012 7:48:15 PM PST by Harmless Teddy Bear (Fate plays chess and you don't find out until too late that he's been using two queens all along)
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To: nascarnation

“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.


162 posted on 11/12/2012 8:07:48 PM PST by Bshaw (A nefarious deceit is upon us all!)
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To: rarestia

Tyler Durden for president!


163 posted on 11/12/2012 8:24:25 PM PST by Bshaw (A nefarious deceit is upon us all!)
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To: jsanders2001

“It won’t take long.”

Just long enough for all of us to get a flavor for the suck that is Obama.


164 posted on 11/12/2012 8:30:38 PM PST by Bshaw (A nefarious deceit is upon us all!)
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To: dblshot

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.


165 posted on 11/12/2012 8:32:07 PM PST by Terry Mross (No liberal who isn't prepared should be askin' me for help. It won't be pretty.)
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To: jsanders2001

“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.


166 posted on 11/12/2012 8:33:45 PM PST by Bshaw (A nefarious deceit is upon us all!)
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To: tobyhill
So happy that Dummycrat women voted their vaginas. /s
167 posted on 11/12/2012 8:41:48 PM PST by Chgogal (Obama murdered the SEALs.They "were hung out to dry, basically exposed like a set of dog balls,...")
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To: AppyPappy

isn’t it “Wegmans”????


168 posted on 11/12/2012 9:18:06 PM PST by cherry
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To: GeronL
bammey DOES NOT CARE one iota about the non govt non union citizen...

to him, you are worthless trash, able to be thrown away without thought...

169 posted on 11/12/2012 9:19:49 PM PST by cherry
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To: cherry

true.

But you must join a union to work at Kroger. A 3 fingered butcher reminded me once.


170 posted on 11/12/2012 9:21:57 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: tobyhill

Headline looks like a horror movie title!


171 posted on 11/12/2012 11:46:58 PM PST by rfp1234 (Arguing with a liberal is like playing chess with a pigeon.)
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To: tobyhill

Pretty sure Krogers is a union shop.

Imagine that!.....heh heh heh


172 posted on 11/13/2012 3:56:14 AM PST by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum -- "The Taliban is inside the building")
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To: jboot

Wagmans? Never heard of that one. It sounds like you mean Wegmans, but you can’t, because Wegman’s 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


173 posted on 11/13/2012 4:24:15 AM PST by willywill
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To: napscoordinator

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.


174 posted on 11/13/2012 4:43:58 AM PST by jboot (This isn't your father's America. Stay safe and keep your powder dry.)
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To: MCH
ha hah ha ha. Precisely, spot on. Nails the complete essence of the Obummer.



175 posted on 11/13/2012 7:50:52 AM PST by Ron H. (Democrats and Republicans - birds of a feather flock together.)
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To: Bshaw
“I’m predicting about 15% unemployment in one year.”

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?

176 posted on 11/13/2012 7:53:38 AM PST by Ron H. (Democrats and Republicans - birds of a feather flock together.)
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To: staytrue

Tell that to GM and Chrysler. They were private and yet too big to fail.

A pox on unions they bring nothing but misery.


177 posted on 11/20/2012 11:12:49 AM PST by sarge83
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