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Darden Restaurants (Red Lobster/Olice Garden/LongHorn) Testing Stores WITHOUT Full-Time Employees Due To Obamacare!!

 
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well..well...
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good, there is too many full time jobs anyways. With less full time, more partime, it will put us on par with Euro countries in terms of hours worked. Improving overall health, and longevity.
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Retail/Restaurant employees are the first to get screwed
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Obama is loving it, Make full time employees part time and Depend on government.
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And cut the "unemployment rate" in half. After all, they will have jobs.

Liberals need to keep people poor because otherwise they have no base.
One of the most important aspects of conspiracy theories is being able to discern when there isn't one.

Oh yeah, like you'd understand anyway.

Where are we going and why am I in this handbasket?. . .J. Handy
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good, there is too many full time jobs anyways. With less full time, more partime, it will put us on par with Euro countries in terms of hours worked. Improving overall health, and longevity.
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You have got to be kidding. People in Europe have socialist medical plans and subsidies that are mainstream for the middle class. The net in the us is barely above the pit.

You're an idiot.
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very few are full time employees, darden has been and
will continue to be aholes.
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Bitch please. There's a ton of people who've hired only part time for years because of the OTHER benefits that it denies the worker which cut profits. If they're doing it now, it's only because they've happened upon a new excuse to bring the American people one step closer to surfdom while the fiefs sit fat in their multimillion dollar mansions and laugh.
 Quoting: Anaiah


Since you're an expert on the economy and wages you certainly know that high unemployment lets corporations get by with shite like this. Get the unemployment down to 5% and this stuff disappears and wages go UP!
For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in.
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Oh well, I guess universal health insurance is only for every OTHER developed nation.
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This has been going on for a long time. Regardless of obamacare.
But shouldn't u be upset with the companies for not wanting to provide medical benefits?
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Bitch please. There's a ton of people who've hired only part time for years because of the OTHER benefits that it denies the worker which cut profits. If they're doing it now, it's only because they've happened upon a new excuse to bring the American people one step closer to surfdom while the fiefs sit fat in their multimillion dollar mansions and laugh.
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Since you're an expert on the economy and wages you certainly know that high unemployment lets corporations get by with shite like this. Get the unemployment down to 5% and this stuff disappears and wages go UP!
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Why would wages go up. A company is ALWAYS going to pay as little as possible. Corporations are making record profits, they want to get rid of the minimum wage.

Don't be naive.
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This will cause massive protests in this country
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Bitch please. There's a ton of people who've hired only part time for years because of the OTHER benefits that it denies the worker which cut profits. If they're doing it now, it's only because they've happened upon a new excuse to bring the American people one step closer to surfdom while the fiefs sit fat in their multimillion dollar mansions and laugh.
 Quoting: Anaiah


Since you're an expert on the economy and wages you certainly know that high unemployment lets corporations get by with shite like this. Get the unemployment down to 5% and this stuff disappears and wages go UP!
 Quoting: mathetes


Why would wages go up. A company is ALWAYS going to pay as little as possible. Corporations are making record profits, they want to get rid of the minimum wage.

Don't be naive.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 7061022


I guess you weren't working in the mid 90s when unemployment was around 5%. Companies were begging for workers and wages went up

Its simple supply & demand, just one example is RN salaries

"inflation-adjusted wages must increase 3.2–3.8 percent per year between 2002 and 2016, with wages cumulatively rising up to 69 percent, to end the shortage"

[link to content.healthaffairs.org]
For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in.
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good, there is too many full time jobs anyways. With less full time, more partime, it will put us on par with Euro countries in terms of hours worked. Improving overall health, and longevity.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 20676524


You have got to be kidding. People in Europe have socialist medical plans and subsidies that are mainstream for the middle class. The net in the us is barely above the pit.

You're an idiot.
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Thank you.

I'll just leave it at that.
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Bitch please. There's a ton of people who've hired only part time for years because of the OTHER benefits that it denies the worker which cut profits. If they're doing it now, it's only because they've happened upon a new excuse to bring the American people one step closer to surfdom while the fiefs sit fat in their multimillion dollar mansions and laugh.
 Quoting: Anaiah


Since you're an expert on the economy and wages you certainly know that high unemployment lets corporations get by with shite like this. Get the unemployment down to 5% and this stuff disappears and wages go UP!
 Quoting: mathetes


Why would wages go up. A company is ALWAYS going to pay as little as possible. Corporations are making record profits, they want to get rid of the minimum wage.

Don't be naive.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 7061022


I guess you weren't working in the mid 90s when unemployment was around 5%. Companies were begging for workers and wages went up

Its simple supply & demand, just one example is RN salaries

"inflation-adjusted wages must increase 3.2–3.8 percent per year between 2002 and 2016, with wages cumulatively rising up to 69 percent, to end the shortage"

[link to content.healthaffairs.org]
 Quoting: mathetes


In Jan 2006, I sent 22 people to Drug/screen, background check for a contract I was paying $20 an hour on. Out of those 22, only TWO passed the Drug Screen/Background check, and only ONE of those actually showed up to work.

Now, I can put an ad on Craig's List for $8.75 an hour, and have 100 applications on my desk to choose from, within 4 hours.

HOPEY-CHANGEY, SUCKAZ!!!
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As posters have stated above, this has been going on regardless of Obamacare, corporations will use any excuse not the pay people more.

Also, hate to burst your Con bubbles, but the full law doesn't go into effect until January 2014!

Right now only the high risk pools, medical loss ratio rule, children not being denids due to preexisting conditions and the medicare donut hole are the only parts of the law that are in place now.

And of course the massive crack down on Medicare and Medicaid fraud that this week led to several arrest and exposure of more than $431 million dollars in fraud.

Dudes, don't bother to actualy research what the law is doing now as opposed to when it is fully implemented in 2014!
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Bitch please. There's a ton of people who've hired only part time for years because of the OTHER benefits that it denies the worker which cut profits. If they're doing it now, it's only because they've happened upon a new excuse to bring the American people one step closer to surfdom while the fiefs sit fat in their multimillion dollar mansions and laugh.
 Quoting: Anaiah


Since you're an expert on the economy and wages you certainly know that high unemployment lets corporations get by with shite like this. Get the unemployment down to 5% and this stuff disappears and wages go UP!
 Quoting: mathetes


Why would wages go up. A company is ALWAYS going to pay as little as possible. Corporations are making record profits, they want to get rid of the minimum wage.

Don't be naive.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 7061022


I guess you weren't working in the mid 90s when unemployment was around 5%. Companies were begging for workers and wages went up

Its simple supply & demand, just one example is RN salaries

"inflation-adjusted wages must increase 3.2–3.8 percent per year between 2002 and 2016, with wages cumulatively rising up to 69 percent, to end the shortage"

[link to content.healthaffairs.org]
 Quoting: mathetes



This. Jobs were a dime a dozen.

People jumped from position to position for the increased bennies....an extra week of vacation!

Putting the reason for quitting your last job as "more money" was entirely acceptable.
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Red Lobster/Olive Garden/LongHorn.

Making Americans morbidly obese one plate of salted fat at a time.
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Well,....thank goodness someone brought this to light.

FINALLY, the Conservative Right can DO something about this!

Get out there and order them Cheddar Bay Biscuits and endless past bowls, Christians!!!!!!

It's the HOLY thing to do.....yes?

....and don't forget to tip your servers a mere 25% of your bill...consider it tithing to the cause of humanity)
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Since you're an expert on the economy and wages you certainly know that high unemployment lets corporations get by with shite like this. Get the unemployment down to 5% and this stuff disappears and wages go UP!
 Quoting: mathetes


Why would wages go up. A company is ALWAYS going to pay as little as possible. Corporations are making record profits, they want to get rid of the minimum wage.

Don't be naive.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 7061022


I guess you weren't working in the mid 90s when unemployment was around 5%. Companies were begging for workers and wages went up

Its simple supply & demand, just one example is RN salaries

"inflation-adjusted wages must increase 3.2–3.8 percent per year between 2002 and 2016, with wages cumulatively rising up to 69 percent, to end the shortage"

[link to content.healthaffairs.org]
 Quoting: mathetes


In Jan 2006, I sent 22 people to Drug/screen, background check for a contract I was paying $20 an hour on. Out of those 22, only TWO passed the Drug Screen/Background check, and only ONE of those actually showed up to work.

Now, I can put an ad on Craig's List for $8.75 an hour, and have 100 applications on my desk to choose from, within 4 hours.

HOPEY-CHANGEY, SUCKAZ!!!
 Quoting: PravdaDemocrat

Exactly!
For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in.
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i don't eat at chain restuarants.


i support the middle class business owners who start their own stuff up.
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much better food too
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Since you're an expert on the economy and wages you certainly know that high unemployment lets corporations get by with shite like this. Get the unemployment down to 5% and this stuff disappears and wages go UP!
 Quoting: mathetes


Why would wages go up. A company is ALWAYS going to pay as little as possible. Corporations are making record profits, they want to get rid of the minimum wage.

Don't be naive.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 7061022


I guess you weren't working in the mid 90s when unemployment was around 5%. Companies were begging for workers and wages went up

Its simple supply & demand, just one example is RN salaries

"inflation-adjusted wages must increase 3.2–3.8 percent per year between 2002 and 2016, with wages cumulatively rising up to 69 percent, to end the shortage"

[link to content.healthaffairs.org]
 Quoting: mathetes



This. Jobs were a dime a dozen.

People jumped from position to position for the increased bennies....an extra week of vacation!

Putting the reason for quitting your last job as "more money" was entirely acceptable.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 10783814


Very true, in Dallas in the mid 90s company vehicles actually drove around with job ads for the companies

Now days as I walk into businesses I notice signs out front with "WE are Not hiring on them"

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Many companies in Canada only allow there workers to work 38 hours a week (still part time), not 40-44+, to avoid paying them benefits and other things.

Meanwhile managers and supervisors are put on salary, otherwise they'd be getting paid to much overtime.
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Bitch please. There's a ton of people who've hired only part time for years because of the OTHER benefits that it denies the worker which cut profits. If they're doing it now, it's only because they've happened upon a new excuse to bring the American people one step closer to surfdom while the fiefs sit fat in their multimillion dollar mansions and laugh.
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uh...
yeah....
sure....

But of course, you have never bothered to ask yourself WHY, right?
 Quoting: PravdaDemocrat


Why? Corporate greed?

Seriously...how can these fuckers justify living like kings while their MOST IMPORTANT employees, the one's that actually work with their patrons, can't make a livable wage?

I'm a conservative, don't get me wrong. I believe in capitalism but bring back mom and pop's who actually CARED about their employees.

These corporations are killing us.

This is why I can't back up the republicans. They won't admit there's a problem here.
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you're a conservative? yea sure and fauxcohontas is a real indian. your employer, including big corporations owe you one thing and one thing only that is the paycheck you earn. they are not family, they are not a charity they are a business whose bottom line is to make money for the owners/and or the stock holders, those people who risked their own capital to create the job which earns you the paycheck.

if you don't like the deal move on to a place which will wipe your chin and ass. or better yet invest your own money and open your own business.

i don't mind you disliking big business, but for cripes sake never call yourself a conservative.
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You're right. I won't call myself a conservative. Because that would be aligning myself with the likes of you.

Some of us poor schmucks who never really had a head for business, have worked hard and payed taxes and not lived on the dole...we don't count do we?

Because we're not rich.

This is where the republicans have failed.

You guys in your suits and ties...you've forgotten a huge portion of your base...the working class.

We're the ones getting screwed, by both parties.

And you will sit there and wonder how Obama got elected.

LMAO.
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Im not surprised. We know a local small business owner who said that Obamacare will cost him $800,000 next year.
It will affect everyone eventually.
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i know what its like
when i worked at kfc
i was expected to do the work of 3 people at one time
they worked your ass off
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I worked in about 15 different restaurants over the course of many years and the only people who get over 20-25 hours a week are the managers and some of the cooks. The servers, bussers, and hosts (read: majority of the staff) are part-time. Working 40 hours a week as any of those positions is an impossibility for anything more than a few months.
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uh...
yeah....
sure....

But of course, you have never bothered to ask yourself WHY, right?
 Quoting: PravdaDemocrat


Why? Corporate greed?

Seriously...how can these fuckers justify living like kings while their MOST IMPORTANT employees, the one's that actually work with their patrons, can't make a livable wage?

I'm a conservative, don't get me wrong. I believe in capitalism but bring back mom and pop's who actually CARED about their employees.

These corporations are killing us.

This is why I can't back up the republicans. They won't admit there's a problem here.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 10783814


you're a conservative? yea sure and fauxcohontas is a real indian. your employer, including big corporations owe you one thing and one thing only that is the paycheck you earn. they are not family, they are not a charity they are a business whose bottom line is to make money for the owners/and or the stock holders, those people who risked their own capital to create the job which earns you the paycheck.

if you don't like the deal move on to a place which will wipe your chin and ass. or better yet invest your own money and open your own business.

i don't mind you disliking big business, but for cripes sake never call yourself a conservative.
 Quoting: davvi


You're right. I won't call myself a conservative. Because that would be aligning myself with the likes of you.

Some of us poor schmucks who never really had a head for business, have worked hard and payed taxes and not lived on the dole...we don't count do we?

Because we're not rich.

This is where the republicans have failed.

You guys in your suits and ties...you've forgotten a huge portion of your base...the working class.

We're the ones getting screwed, by both parties.

And you will sit there and wonder how Obama got elected.

LMAO.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 10783814


Yeah Republicans want JOBS for the Middle class. HOW DAMN EVIL IS THAT!!!
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Many companies in Canada only allow there workers to work 38 hours a week (still part time), not 40-44+, to avoid paying them benefits and other things.

Meanwhile managers and supervisors are put on salary, otherwise they'd be getting paid to much overtime.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 25080177


Common practice here, too, and has been for years. At least ever since I entered the work force during the first 2 years of Bush jr's presidency.
As above, So below.
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This is disgusting. Instead of caring for employees, these scumbags only care about their bottom lines. Fuck them. Their food is shit anyway.

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