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Tue Dec 18, 2012, 09:33 AM

Avoid Hardees, Red Lobster, Walmart, Olive Garden, Sheraton

Holiday Inn, Carl's Junior, LongHorn Steaks.

These companies and their parent companies are trying to circumvent Obamacare by only hiring part time workers or reducing hours so they can be exempt from the law.

For millions of Americans, all they really want for Christmas is decent health care coverage. It’s a wish they’ve repeated over and over, and now it will come true. Obamacare has withstood the legal and political onslaught of its enemies. On January 1, 2014 — just over one year away — it will arrive.

Americans of all ages, healthy and sick, will join their counterparts in every other advanced nation by having access to affordable health insurance. Hallelujah.

Joyous good tidings, indeed. But lurking in the background, like a modern-day Ebenezer Scrooge about to snatch the last lump of coal from Bob Cratchit’s pitiful warming fire, are some of the nation’s largest employers of low-wage workers plotting to make their employees’ lives harder.


http://www.nationalmemo.com/some-companies-resorting-to-extremes-to-dodge-obamacare/

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Reply Avoid Hardees, Red Lobster, Walmart, Olive Garden, Sheraton (Original post)
Laura PourMeADrink Dec 2012 OP
NYC_SKP Dec 2012 #1
riverbendviewgal Dec 2012 #2
southern_belle Dec 2012 #3
winterpark Dec 2012 #4
Laura PourMeADrink Dec 2012 #5
edhopper Dec 2012 #6
Laura PourMeADrink Dec 2012 #7
edhopper Dec 2012 #10
BigDemVoter Dec 2012 #8
ChoppinBroccoli Dec 2012 #9
X_Digger Dec 2012 #11
lgrav Mar 2013 #12

Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 09:35 AM

1. KR nt

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 09:37 AM

2. jthey don 't have this option in Canada

And they still are open for business up here.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 09:39 AM

3. kick & rec eom

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 09:40 AM

4. Darden the parent of Red Lobster, Olive Garden, Capitol Grille, Bahama Breeze, et al

has conceded that they will stop the practice, however I'm still boycotting them due to a sick pay referendum that was supposed to be on this november's ballot that they quashed with our "esteemed" Orange County commision, along with Disney. I'm disgusted that citizens would do what they were supposed to, get 50k signatures to put it on the ballot and these greedy corporations along with Theresa Jacobs and her cohorts used themselves to subvert the will of the people.

So I don't really frequent darden restaurants or hardees or sheraton, but I do let everyone I know why they shouldn't.

Thanks

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Response to winterpark (Reply #4)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 09:54 AM

5. thanks for your insight

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 09:57 AM

6. Avoiding those restaurants

will also help you avoid the need for Obamacare

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Response to edhopper (Reply #6)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 11:29 AM

7. you are SO right. But, I actually think Red Lobster's not that

bad. Out of all the salads I eat at many restaurants, their's is always crisp and cold.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #7)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 02:50 PM

10. If you just stick to the salad

without their hi calorie dressing, you should be fine. It's the regular food that will kill you.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 11:36 AM

8. Thanks-- but I already DO avoid all these establishments!

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 11:39 AM

9. Done

I've been boycotting all those establishments for years. Some by choice (Wal-Mart), some because of bad service and/or bad food (Olive Garden, Red Lobster), and some because they just don't exist around here.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 02:54 PM

11. You'll have to pry my hardee's out of my hot, dead.. wait, wrong thread.

Seriously, though, is this a practice that's not common in restaurants? In high school in the 80's all restaurants had maybe one or two full time positions, and everything else was part-time.

Has that changed?

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Response to X_Digger (Reply #11)

Fri Mar 22, 2013, 09:39 AM

12. Hardee's

Just so you know, I've been working full-time for Hardee's since 1997. Had a few periods of time that I worked elsewhere but for the most part all Hardee's. After being an assistant manager, general manager and back down to shift leader so that I can go back to school I finally am making a whopping 10 dollars an hour and by the end of this year I am going to have to find another part time job to make ends meet (I already have 2 other part time jobs). I also work with about thirty people, about 20 of them are full time with Hardee's being their main source of income. I am in shock and absolute confusion why this company or any other would treat employees like they are absolutely nothing in order to avoid their new responsibilities. I'm disgusted even though I do think the food is pretty good. I'm upset for all the people I work with and the fact that two lucky shift leaders and the assistant and general manager will be able to reap the benefits of the new health care laws while everyone else suffers.

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