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

 
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Either way, the middle class is getting decimated. BOTH PARTIES are complicit in outsourcing, a "redistribution" of our wealth. Their god is money.
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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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Lie. His business is either non-existent and hes pulling this number out of his ass, or his business isn't small in any sense.
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This is a very expected consequence of the new health care law but one that is poorly explained by any pundit of said law. Business is business even at its leanest and there is only so much pie to go around. Squeeze as much as you want, all you will have left is to break.

Have it communist pigs because there will be not much left for you at the end.
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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.
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Yeah Republicans want JOBS for the Middle class. HOW DAMN EVIL IS THAT!!!
 Quoting: PravdaDemocrat

Name some of these corporations that create middle class jobs because all of them I see create jobs that are minimum wage or slightly higher that are way below middle class.
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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.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 25184915


Lie. His business is either non-existent and hes pulling this number out of his ass, or his business isn't small in any sense.
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He has @ 150 employees
In America, a small business is defined as having
"fewer than 500 employees for manufacturing businesses and less than $7 million in annual receipts for most non manufacturing"
businesses [link to en.wikipedia.org]
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Yeah Republicans want JOBS for the Middle class. HOW DAMN EVIL IS THAT!!!

Name some of these corporations that create middle class jobs because all of them I see create jobs that are minimum wage or slightly higher that are way below middle class.


Republicans want cheap help, are redistributing our wealth along with the "Liberal/socialist" left. How long will you hold on to this? It ain't a football game, or some other idiotic "my side verse yours" diversion. Can't you call a spade a spade and admit that the Republicans ain't our friends either?

The Republicans are gonna force feed you that it is your fault, play on that "personal responsibility" guilt trip while they force you to compete with slave labor.

Insane.
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Please Read - Hourly Emploee
Screw the CEO! I've worked for the company for many years! I've seen people in his position come and go. We get screwed and he gets a bonus! Just a few months ago cashed in $8million in stock given to him. He'll be gone in a few years and us lifers will be screwed, the stole our retirement in a sneaky move, won't read about that in the papers. Oh, and get this, Full-Timers get insurance, yet Darden is one of two companies in the country trying out new insurance. You get a choice of 5 shitty plans. To keep the same coverage I have now for my family of 3 will cost me $14,599 per year + $2k out of pocket before they'll do anything!
They also don't mention that at the same time he's decided to expand the company's restaurants to Egypt, Quatar, Dubai, to name a few of many more countries. (Who's he in bed with?) so trust me, they could afford to give us lifers a fair priced insurance! I could go on but I won't because they also made us sign a document a few months back saying we could be fired for speaking out. Thus the reason for posting Anonymously!
By the way, anyone on the West Coast should be asking ALL of our restaurants if they are testing their fish for radiation from Fukushima! (Don't eat any fish!)
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By the way, Darden now owns and operates many other chains.
SEE BELOW:
Olive Garden
Red Lobster
Longhorn Steakhouse
Capital Grille
Season's 52
Bahama Breeze
Wildfish
Eddie V's
And newest - Yardhouse




I simply DO NOT BELIEVE you that they made you sign a document about not speaking out.

Employees would immediately have gone to their local TV reporters about that. If you failed to publicize this extortion, you are complicit.
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Sandy, the forever GM of Red Lobster Annapolis will just do what she has been doing for 25+ years: She'll continue to work employees (many illegal, in the back of the house) off the clock once they hit whatever hours corporate demands she meet this particular year.

The kickbacks for her "service" is often under the table pay, fringe "benefits" like free food (mmmm... bottom feeding suction eel masquerading as scallops.. cancerous endless gulf shrimp.. yummy!), a blind eye to rampant drug abuse by staff, and other fun stuff.

Fuck Darden, I'm glad I used to do what I did in that place. I'll tell you this much - I won in the end in that employment deal... tee hee..
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Every business in our town is like this, from food maxx to the autoparts stores.
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same here. a lot of businesses.
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Just wait until all these P/T employees who make next to nothing are forced to buy ObamaCare or get penalized at tax time. They'll be cleaned out and living in tents. Things are set to get a whole lot worse.
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Just wait until all these P/T employees who make next to nothing are forced to buy ObamaCare or get penalized at tax time. They'll be cleaned out and living in tents. Things are set to get a whole lot worse.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 25184563


WHICH IS EXACTLY THE POINT.....

Understand the Radical Socialists behind Obama, and you will understand why...
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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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^^^this. is absolutely true.
~kick at the darkness til it bleeds daylight
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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


^^^this. is absolutely true.
 Quoting: cebu4u


Are you guys for real? the Higher Canadian sales tax on goods pays for their healthcare. The people pay it, not the companies. Thats how their healthcare is paid for. I dont know anything about their retirement though so maybe thats what youre talking about

Welfare is extremely generous up there. The Nation will pay for an apartment for someone to get on their feet.
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So say we pay 6 percent sales tax on goods here in the States . In Canada on average they paid 9 percent

This sounds good cause everyone pays into the system according to what they can afford to buy and it doesnt break anyones back...And everyone gets healthcare although they say the waiting times are much longer for services.

I dont know why we cant implement something similiar.
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Wut???? But who will buy my fat ass a hover-round scooter!!!!???? I DEMAND MY SCOOTER!!!!
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Please Read - Hourly Emploee
Screw the CEO! I've worked for the company for many years! I've seen people in his position come and go. We get screwed and he gets a bonus! Just a few months ago cashed in $8million in stock given to him. He'll be gone in a few years and us lifers will be screwed, the stole our retirement in a sneaky move, won't read about that in the papers. Oh, and get this, Full-Timers get insurance, yet Darden is one of two companies in the country trying out new insurance. You get a choice of 5 shitty plans. To keep the same coverage I have now for my family of 3 will cost me $14,599 per year + $2k out of pocket before they'll do anything!
They also don't mention that at the same time he's decided to expand the company's restaurants to Egypt, Quatar, Dubai, to name a few of many more countries. (Who's he in bed with?) so trust me, they could afford to give us lifers a fair priced insurance! I could go on but I won't because they also made us sign a document a few months back saying we could be fired for speaking out. Thus the reason for posting Anonymously!
By the way, anyone on the West Coast should be asking ALL of our restaurants if they are testing their fish for radiation from Fukushima! (Don't eat any fish!)
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 24543015


By the way, Darden now owns and operates many other chains.
SEE BELOW:
Olive Garden
Red Lobster
Longhorn Steakhouse
Capital Grille
Season's 52
Bahama Breeze
Wildfish
Eddie V's
And newest - Yardhouse
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1222180




I simply DO NOT BELIEVE you that they made you sign a document about not speaking out.

Employees would immediately have gone to their local TV reporters about that. If you failed to publicize this extortion, you are complicit.


...and your're a dumb ass, believe me or not stooge! It's a corporate agreement policy stating you can be terminated for anything they deem necessary for posting derogatory comments about the company on social media websites. I guarantee you if I had a Facebook account and posted my rant there I'd lose my job within the next week. You've obviously never worked in the corporate world! I don't work in the restaurants where there are a bunch of winey servers and bartenders that would run to the media. I work where people have dedicated themselves to a career and are educated and in this economy don't want to lose there jobs so they sign away!
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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!!!
 Quoting: PravdaDemocrat


REALLY? They give Carte Blanche to the Corporations who do this shit! They don't pay taxes. I PAY TAXES. On less than $300 a week!

Let me know when you wake up to reality and want to have a serious discussion.
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won't be eating at any Darden restaurants. Not that we ever did anyway. When we go out to eat, we support locally owned restaurants.
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Just wait until all these P/T employees who make next to nothing are forced to buy ObamaCare or get penalized at tax time. They'll be cleaned out and living in tents. Things are set to get a whole lot worse.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 25184563


Understand this was going on long before OBAMA!



WHICH IS EXACTLY THE POINT.....

Understand the Radical Socialists behind Obama, and you will understand why...
 Quoting: PravdaDemocrat
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Yeah Republicans want JOBS for the Middle class. HOW DAMN EVIL IS THAT!!!

Name some of these corporations that create middle class jobs because all of them I see create jobs that are minimum wage or slightly higher that are way below middle class.


Republicans want cheap help, are redistributing our wealth along with the "Liberal/socialist" left. How long will you hold on to this? It ain't a football game, or some other idiotic "my side verse yours" diversion. Can't you call a spade a spade and admit that the Republicans ain't our friends either?

The Republicans are gonna force feed you that it is your fault, play on that "personal responsibility" guilt trip while they force you to compete with slave labor.

Insane.


This.

OH. MY. GOD. Somebody else finally gets it.
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Either way, the middle class is getting decimated. BOTH PARTIES are complicit in outsourcing, a "redistribution" of our wealth. Their god is money.
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AND THIS
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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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Just wait until all these P/T employees who make next to nothing are forced to buy ObamaCare or get penalized at tax time. They'll be cleaned out and living in tents. Things are set to get a whole lot worse.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 25184563


But look at how that will make the unemployment numbers look! If EVERYONE in the USA has to have 2 jobs to make ends meet, the unemployment rate could get to be a negative number! (the way the gubment does math)

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