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Denny's to charge 5% 'Obamacare surcharge' and cut employee hours to deal with cost of legislation
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[quote:Real list:MV8yMDUyMTI4XzM0NDg4NzAwXzE4QzM2M0NF] [quote:SewDucky:MV8yMDUyMTI4XzM0NDg4NDg4X0RDODdERkFE] Front of the house is the server, hostess and cashier (which at Denny's typically is the server). So the people that usually make 2.13 an hour, unless they live somewhere like Washington, and have to rely on the tips are screwed. Patrons are going to cut their tips further AND they get less hours. I worked at Denny's for several years, as a waitress. The restaurant was corporate, and was shut down (effectively ending my employment) because of illegal immigrants working. So basically, the servers are making a pittance, and every price increase hits the tip which means you get worse and worse service, because no one in their right mind wants to deal with you for tips that don't meet the Federal requirement of 8% while the cooks get the hours and what little benefits their are. [/quote] Every price increase should not affect tips, but a pay package increase should affect tips. They WERE making $2.13, now they are making $3.13 plus the cost of insurance premiums. [/quote]
President Obama's election victory ensured his Affordable Care Act would remain the centerpiece of his first term in power - but that has left some business owners baulking at the extra cost Obamcare will bring.
Florida based restaurant boss John Metz, who runs approximately 40 Denny's and owns the Hurricane Grill & Wings franchise has decided to offset that by adding a five percent surcharge to customers' bills and will reduce his employees' hours.
With Obamacare due to be fully implemented in January 2014, Metz has justified his move by claiming it is 'the only alternative. I've got to pass on the cost to the customer.'
The fast-food business owner is set to hold meetings at his restaurants in December where he will tell employees, 'that because of Obamacare, we are going to be cutting front-of-the-house employees to under 30 hours, effective immediately.'
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