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Wed Dec 26, 2012, 11:24 PM

Wondering if many chain gas stations are cutting employee hours to under 30 a week

in order to not pay for Obamacare? There is one gas station chain that I know of that is "experimenting" with cutting hours to avoid giving their employees healthcare options.

The bigger question is when or if the government will be able to eliminate such a loophole for corporations. These companies rely on their workers to keep their companies profitable. Unfortunately, without unions/laws there will not be healthcare for wage employees so long as their hours can be kept under 30 a week.

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Reply Wondering if many chain gas stations are cutting employee hours to under 30 a week (Original post)
Riley18 Dec 2012 OP
JI7 Dec 2012 #1
PeaceNikki Dec 2012 #2
Riley18 Dec 2012 #3
Kalidurga Dec 2012 #4
shintao Dec 2012 #5

Response to Riley18 (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 11:28 PM

1. these people are just too selfish, cutting hours would just mean more turnover

and that costs more also.

seems only indie businesses get that having well paid long term employees help their businesses.

there are some like costco and "in and out" burger which get it.

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Response to PeaceNikki (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 11:58 PM

3. Thanks for the link. I signed up for emails.

there needs to be something done to prevent franchises from using this anti-American loophole. Too many hard working Americans are being left without insurance while these companies keep all the profit.

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Response to Riley18 (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 12:27 AM

4. Not where my daughter works...

She wanted her hours cut when she was in school, her manager refused. I have heard a lot of stories like this. Turn over is high, so some places will give a select few employees full time if they have a sense that a worker will put up with their BS. I had the same problem, wanted part time was given full time.

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Response to Riley18 (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 12:36 AM

5. It is a pretty good as I see it.

 

Companies with more than 50 workers will offer insurance to those working more than 30 hours a week. German workers are about 30 hour work weeks as well, but the wages are sufficient.

That means an employer working 24/7 business with 100 workers will cut hours back to 120 hours a month for each employee. A 24/7 business has 720 hours a month, means he has to hire 5 additional employees for each of his 100 current workers a month.

Part time workers can go next door and get a second job if they want, or spend more time at home. This will empty the labor pool and make labor a premium again to raise wages. When workers make less, they buy less, so costs of goods go down to reflect payroll.

The employer however has to hire an additional 5 supervisors, another accountant to do payroll, pay workers comp on each employee, pay for more uniforms, and prepare for more lost production at shift change, hire more workers when his are sick.

Some of you are smarter than I am, and there are probably other advantages for workers as well.

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