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Omaha Wendy’s Franchise Forced to Cut Employee Hours Thanks to Obamacare
http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/ ^ | january 7, 2013 | jim hoft

Posted on 01/08/2013 2:29:46 AM PST by lowbridge

An Omaha Wendy’s franchise announced it would cut hours for 100 employees due to the new Democrat Obamacare health plan.

WOWT reported:

A fast-food chain is slashing employee hours so franchise owners don’t have to pay health benefits. Around 100 local Wendy’s workers have learned their hours are being cut. A spokesperson says a new health care law is to blame.

“Thirty-six to 37 hours a week.” That’s how many hours T.J. Growbeck works at the 84th and Giles Wendy’s restaurant. The money he earns helps him pay for the basics, but that’s not the case for all his co-workers. “There are some people doing it trying to get by.”

The company has announced that all non-management positions will have their hours reduced to 28 a week. Gary Burdette, Vice President of Operations for the local franchise, says the cuts are coming because the new Affordable Health Care Act requires employers to offer health insurance to employees working 32-38 hours a week. Under the current law they are not considered full time and that as a small business owner, he can’t afford to stay in operation and pay for everyone’s health insurance.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Nebraska
KEYWORDS: healthcare; jobs; layoffs; obama; obamacare; sourcetitlenoturl; wendys

1 posted on 01/08/2013 2:29:58 AM PST by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge

“The company has announced that all non-management positions will have their hours reduced to 28 a week.”

They’re omitting the second part of this; “management positions” will have their hours increased to 58 hours per week. GW Bush’s overhaul of the “exempt” and “non-exempt” employee issue led up to this; overtime pay will be a thing of the past, while overtime work is in everybody’s future.


2 posted on 01/08/2013 2:35:36 AM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: lowbridge

Everything is going according to the plan


3 posted on 01/08/2013 2:36:44 AM PST by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: lowbridge

If any of them voted for Obama, I have no sympathy for them.


4 posted on 01/08/2013 2:48:35 AM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: lowbridge

As Speaker Bonehead said, “It’s the law of the land.”


5 posted on 01/08/2013 3:09:37 AM PST by Buddy Sorrell ( John Boehner is our Pierre Laval. We need a Charles DeGaulle.)
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To: F15Eagle
"If any of them voted for Obama, I have no sympathy for them."

None, Nada, ZIP. . . . . .

6 posted on 01/08/2013 3:10:07 AM PST by DeaconRed (We have turned our county over to career politicians. Their only concern is their own welfare.)
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To: F15Eagle

exactly....they can pay there bills with any spare hopenchange they have left.


7 posted on 01/08/2013 3:11:26 AM PST by wny
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To: F15Eagle

exactly....they can pay their bills with any spare hopenchange they have left.


8 posted on 01/08/2013 3:11:49 AM PST by wny
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To: DeaconRed

It’s early in the morning. I read it as OBAMA Wendys that is the only reason I read it.


9 posted on 01/08/2013 3:12:00 AM PST by DeaconRed (ROLL TIDE ROLL)
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To: kearnyirish2
GW Bush’s overhaul of the “exempt” and “non-exempt”

That existed long before GW, I got to see it 1st hand w/ my team leaders and managers back in Conn in the early 90's.....

10 posted on 01/08/2013 3:21:45 AM PST by taildragger (( Tighten the 5 point harness and brace for Impact Freepers, ya know it's coming..... ))
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To: FatherofFive
"Everything is going according to the plan"

Yep; more low wage masses, more government dependency, more government transfer payments, more taxes. Another wonderful Obama accomplishment.

11 posted on 01/08/2013 3:30:46 AM PST by Truth29
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To: taildragger

“That existed long before GW, I got to see it 1st hand w/ my team leaders and managers back in Conn in the early 90’s...”

Under W the guidelines were clarified/revised. I voted for the guy twice, but a lot of the damage we’re seeing happened on his watch (and his predecessor’s as well). Jobs didn’t start fleeing to Asia when The Kenyan Pirate was elected, and I don’t know what any president can really do about it.


12 posted on 01/08/2013 3:32:34 AM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: F15Eagle

“If any of them voted for Obama, I have no sympathy for them.”

Given my experience with the fast food industry, I’d say 90% of them did. The end of the “payroll tax holiday” should be sufficient for them to see the light; it will be an empty inauguration ceremony.


13 posted on 01/08/2013 3:38:17 AM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: kearnyirish2

Farm labor goes up to 54 hours a week before the Corporate Farms pay overtime; hence you work 12 consecutive days with two off and repeat until you find work elsewhere:)


14 posted on 01/08/2013 3:50:52 AM PST by Jumper
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To: kearnyirish2

Farm labor goes up to 54 hours a week before the Corporate Farms pay overtime; hence you work 12 consecutive days with two off and repeat until you find work elsewhere:)


15 posted on 01/08/2013 3:50:54 AM PST by Jumper
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To: Jumper

“Farm labor goes up to 54 hours a week before the Corporate Farms pay overtime; hence you work 12 consecutive days with two off and repeat until you find work elsewhere:)”

That surprises me, given that minors can work on farms in many states (though I’m sure they have separate laws for them). Years ago I was at a farm in NW New Jersey, and couldn’t believe how many illegals were employed there (and 0 visible Americans). It quickly corrected the misconception that outside of our melting-pot cities were oceans of white people...


16 posted on 01/08/2013 3:55:18 AM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: wny

so, I might be willing to say this is a revenue problem rather than a spending problem unlike what the president thinks of our economy.


17 posted on 01/08/2013 4:07:06 AM PST by wita
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To: wny

so, I might be willing to say this is a revenue problem rather than a spending problem unlike what the president thinks of our economy.


18 posted on 01/08/2013 4:07:06 AM PST by wita
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To: F15Eagle

I work in a company of 500 people that is 98% minority and almost all of them voted for obama. This will probably be the last year they have health insurance cause almost certainly, it will be dropped in 2014.

Also their checks all went down due to the 2% SS increase and insurance increase. I just laugh at them and say “you voted for it,” when they whine about it.


19 posted on 01/08/2013 4:37:27 AM PST by packrat35 (Admit it! We are almost ready to be called a police state!)
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To: kearnyirish2
“If any of them voted for Obama, I have no sympathy for them.”

"Given my experience with the fast food industry, I’d say 90% of them did. The end of the “payroll tax holiday” should be sufficient for them to see the light; it will be an empty inauguration ceremony."

At least 90%! I doubt they'll ever see the light, though!

I try to avoid fast-food restaurants if I possibly can. The idea of a lot of very unhappy low wage Obama voters handling my meal doesn't increase my confidence about the integrity of the product.

20 posted on 01/08/2013 4:40:39 AM PST by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: lowbridge

What goes around comes around. A very true statement indeed.

What is not being told in this story is that there is a more than good chance that over 90% of these employees voted for Obama and any other democrat that ran.

Political lemmings...you just got to love them!


21 posted on 01/08/2013 4:57:12 AM PST by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: lowbridge
An Omaha Wendy’s franchise announced it would cut hours for 100 employees due to the new Democrat Obamacare health plan.

Hmmm. How completely unexpected. Who could possibly have seen this coming? (Insert sardonic smirk here.)
22 posted on 01/08/2013 5:27:54 AM PST by Milton Miteybad (I am Jim Thompson. {Really.})
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To: lowbridge

ObamaCare’s goal is to “bend the cost curve downward”. One unintended consequence of this attempt to impose the socialist Utopia will be to bend the norm in employment so that instead of one 40 hour per week job, employees below the level of management will increasingly have “job sharing” and make their living by holding multiple jobs limited to 28 hours per week. In the bargain, they will not have any benefits.


23 posted on 01/08/2013 5:29:37 AM PST by theBuckwheat
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To: lowbridge

The unreported story here is what will happen to the owner of the franchise when his 28 hour a week workers figure out they are better off unemployed and on government benefits. Then, the opportunity for the entrepreneur will be done for.

Again, all according to plan.....


24 posted on 01/08/2013 5:44:02 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: DeaconRed

I’m wide awake and that’s how I read it at first glance. Must be Obama mind control at work.


25 posted on 01/08/2013 6:11:56 AM PST by USAF80
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To: lowbridge

Only about 20% of wage earners are paid weekly. The other 80% are paid bi-monthly (15th and 30th), every two weeks, or monthly.

This is January 8th.

The blowback from the payroll tax increase is just beginning.

Pass the popcorn.


26 posted on 01/08/2013 6:26:53 AM PST by wayoverontheright
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To: Milton Miteybad
Hmmm. How completely unexpected. Who could possibly have seen this coming? (Insert sardonic smirk here.)

"Mr. Effect? Those injuries came as a direct result of the beating you took from Mr. Cause, as we had warned you would happen."

27 posted on 01/08/2013 6:34:26 AM PST by kevkrom (If a wise man has an argument with a foolish man, the fool only rages or laughs...)
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To: packrat35

Wait until he raises their electric bills, if he is allowed - stupid lemmings - not one of them that I have met ever paid attention before either election - I have already met a couple that are ticked off NOW - their awakening was a rude one.


28 posted on 01/08/2013 11:36:49 AM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: lowbridge

bump


29 posted on 01/08/2013 12:52:40 PM PST by lowbridge (Joe Biden: "Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy.")
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To: lowbridge

bump


30 posted on 01/08/2013 12:53:29 PM PST by lowbridge (Joe Biden: "Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy.")
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To: Sooth2222

“The idea of a lot of very unhappy low wage Obama voters handling my meal doesn’t increase my confidence about the integrity of the product.”

I see your point. I like the breakfast $1 menu stuff; anyone handling that when I’m there is motivated enough to be up before dawn, so I’m not concerned. For the most part the lunch/dinner stuff from fast-food places makes me puke within 20 minutes of eating it (regardless of which place it is).


31 posted on 01/08/2013 3:14:58 PM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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