This is one of the impacts of the "Affordable Health Care Act" that concerns me... the potential negative impact on both hiring and scheduling full time workers in favor of "part-timers." I fear this will force more people into multiple jobs to get by... less time with families and typically lower pay / hour. Out of that they then must purchase insurance for the individual insurance mandate (or pay the penalties.)
For those that support this act, are you worried about the possibility of more companies following suit of Darden (within the link below) and the impact that could have on families, or is there something that I'm missing. (FTR, please know that I am open to hearing how this *won't* hurt singles/families -- especially those that are entering the workforce.)
Darden tests limiting worker hours as health-care changes loom
On a side note, does anyone know how the mandate will treat employees that have coverage under a spouse's plan with another company? Is that considered sufficient? If not, then many families will be forced to pay double costs for no more coverage.
I am not sure, but DH just found out our insurance is going up $100/month. Our insurance has doubled since Obama care has passed. We have just spent the last hour talking about what we can cut to make up the difference.
I've worked in a lot of restaurants, both as a server and as a manager. None of them ever offered full-time positions or health care coverage except to management. I don't see the problem with this. In restaurants, if you want more money, you just pick up extra shifts or get a second job at another restaurant. And it's a very transient industry, there just aren't a lot of career servers in places like Olive Garden & Red Lobster, people work in that industry because it's good money for short hours, and very flexible hours. I can't think of anyone I worked with who had a family and who was working as a server in a restaurant who did NOT have a plan to be out of that job in the very near future, one way or another. Some were gaining experience to move into management, most were in school.
There are very few industries that could get away with reducing hours for all employees; if that happens on a wide scale, then the law will be changed, because it will *need* to be changed. Or perhaps we should start boycotting Darden Restaurants and let them know how we feel about how they treat their employees so this idea doesn't spread to other companies. Also, there is a provision in the health reform law that says if you would have to spend more than 8% of your income on health insurance coverage, then there is no penalty for not having it. And if your family income is below a certain level, there is no penalty for not having insurance.
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-- Martin Richard, age 8, Boston, MA
Rest in peace, Martin.
I was reading another article from CNN earlier that said a lot of the recent college grad were working part time jobs and it just makes sense from a business point of view to have part time employees and deal with the consequences of fewer qualified employees rather than pay the astronomical costs of the healthcare disaster. I don't know when people are going to wake up and realize this bill is just going to create problems EVERYWHERE in our country. Ron Paul. The government doesn't belong in civilian healthcare; they have a history of jacking **** up with absolutely not a single program run either effieciently or effectively.
Seeing this around here recently. Many people at our church used to work full time in the Harry and David call center, now they are only offering positions up to 19.75 hours. We are being hit double here because of a new employee tax that was instituted a few years ago that is only taxed on full time employees.
My FIL is a small business owner, he has said the only full time employees he will have from now on are management. Any new hires will be under the hours considered part time
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Hmmm..I haven't noticed any difference here in the past 5 years of more PT jobs vs. FT jobs. Most people I know have a FT job with bens.
I believe, if you have insurance under a spouse's plan you will fill out a waiver to your company to say you have comparable coverage elsewhere and attest to it so it will show the employer you have coverage and they can file that to say they offered but it was declined.