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Nebraska Wendy’s franchisee slashes worker hours to sidestep ObamaCare (open thread)

Nebraska Wendy’s franchisee slashes worker hours to sidestep ObamaCare“:

A Nebraska Wendy’s franchise is slashing employee hours so the owners do not have to pay for health benefits for their workers under ObamaCare’s requirements. WOWT reports about 100 workers in non-management positions at 11 Omaha-area Wendy’s will have their hours cut to 28 a week.

You can read more at Fox News.

Additionally, the Wendy’s franchise in Nebrasks is “slashing employee hours so the owners do not have to pay for health benefits for their workers under ObamaCare’s requirements.”

WOWT reports that 100 workers in positions at 11 Omaha-area Wendy’s outlets will have to have their hours cut back 28 hours each week.

A Wendy’s worker says the reduction in hours will have a major effect on his and other co-workers.

“I’m hoping that I can get some sort of promotion because then I would get my hours, but everybody is shooting for that because of the hours being cut,” Growbeck told WOWT.

Additionally, WOWT reports that fast food workers hours are being cut. The workers are blaming the new health care law. WOWT also reports:

The company has announced that all non-management positions will have their hours reduced to 28 a week. Gary Burdette, Vice President of Operations for the local franchise, says the cuts are coming because the new Affordable Health Care Act requires employers to offer health insurance to employees working 32-38 hours a week. Under the current law they are not considered full time and that as a small business owner, he can’t afford to stay in operation and pay for everyone’s health insurance.

There are 11 Wendy’s restaurants in the metro. “It has a huge effect on me and pretty much everybody that I work with,” says Growbeck, who understands the reasoning and says other part-timers at other fast-food restaurants are facing the same problem. “I’m hoping that I can get some sort of promotion because then I would get my hours, but everybody is shooting for that because of the hours being cut.”

Additionally, Burdette said the the decision affects 100 employees. Burdette understands why people are upset. The hour reduction will be effective in two weeks for every non-management worker.

Reportedly, management employees will have full-time benefits.

I find this disgusting. Once again, the “little guys and gals” are getting S-C-R-E-W-E-D.

Let me know your opinions below.

  • Retired_from_SPOnaj

    “It is law. Get use to it.”

    Other than the obvious illiteracy, this sounds like a good totalitarian argument. Kind of like, “The 21st Amendment to the Constitution is law. Get used to it.” But we didn’t get used to prohibition, did we?

    • Raymond McGovern

      “like a good totalitarian argument.”

      So after more than a year of argument, bipartisan committees and almost 200 public hearings and finally being voted on in our democratic process, including breaking an undemocratic filibuster Obamacare is “totalitarian”? You are a clown.

  • Raymond McGovern

    So if they slash workers hours then who is going to be working at the store. This post does not make a whole lot of sense. You still need workers to work the same number of hours. A lot of companies are blaming a lot of things on Obamacare, which really have nothing to do with Obamacare. It is law. Get use to it. How about you complain that an employer does not want to give their employees healthcare? That is the greater travesty.

  • Retired_from_SPOnaj

    1. I think that the Wendy’s cutback must somehow be Bush’s fault, or perhaps Romney’s. It certainly couldn’t have anything to do with Obama. Didn’t he promise to “protect” the working class? Speaking of which, has President Obama ever been a member of the working class?
    2. For those Wendyites that voted for Mr. Obama, all I can say is: Did you check the guy out, or did you just vote for him because Hollywood said that he was cool?
    3. If you toss the bun, Wendy’s single without cheese (the cheese isn’t really cheese, anyway) or grilled chicken equivalent makes a pretty good Wheat Belly lunch once in awhile.

  • http://twitter.com/beyondpartisan beyond partisan

    When are people going to figure out that government has NO BUSINESS telling private companies what benefits they have to give to their employees! This is the natural consequence of government tyrannically mandating things to businesses that the government has no right to butt into.

  • KenoshaMarge

    And celeutards like Nathan Fillian, whom I adored as Captain Malcom Reynolds on Firefly are attacking and threatening to boycott Wendys.

    From what I’ve been of Fillian on Castle lately he would do well to boycott all fast food and/or fattening foods lest he eat his way out of Beckett’s heart and bed.

  • http://www.dwarfhamster.com/ dst

    Being at the time a loyal WBAI and Air America listener you could say on odds based on that that I was not highly favorable towards either our Iraq or Afghan ventures.
    How ever looking at that 800-billion one has to look at what it was used for along with other relative expenses. Of the total some portion has gone to soldiers salaries, building equipment, producing soldiers food, transport (air, train, truck, ship) from states to the war zone. All those Hum-V’s did just sprout and the number of workers needed for this activity is far higher that say required to run multi-million dollar solar or wind sights. OK so $830- billion or thus about $83-Billion/year. My comparison, anyone remember the “Dept Clock” , didn’t it way back in August hit $16-Tril.. Guess
    what within a month we will pass $16.5 with 17 by August and unless the whole system becomes unglued
    $20,000,000,000,000.00 ($20-Trillion) before the end of 2017. Now I can’t say I know the current or future interest rate required to support this dept, but I can say for sure that a 20 trillion dollar dept requires 200- Billion dollars per percent interest per year. So say the rate is just 3%, that would be a mere $600 Billion each year and unless paid down it continues with out end unlike a war. Lastly what return is there on interest payed especially that portion going overseas?

  • HELENK2

    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/10/us/new-evidence-to-be-introduced-against-bradley-manning.html?smid=tw-share&_r=0

    new evidence against bradley manning saying osama bin laden got information from his leaks

  • HELENK2

    http://www.facethefactsusa.org/categories/jobs–economy/

    this website is pretty good.
    has some interesting FACTS on unemployment

  • HELENK2

    random thought
    backtrack plans gun control actions. so he thinks guns are bad.
    his BFF is bomber billy ayres. does that make bombs ok??

  • Dave L.

    Elections have repercussions, how many of these people voted for the messiah ??

  • HELENK2

    http://www.wistv.com/story/20535938/chapin-high-teachers-flag-lesson-prompts-district-investigation

    I do know that all teachers are NOT like this. But there seem to be more and more teaching anti-America propaganda every day. Hitler said give me the children of a country and I will have the country. Parents should start taking a good look at who is teaching your kids and just what they are teaching

    • KenoshaMarge

      There are far too many teachers who are “indoctrinating” children instead of “teaching” them. The liberal agenda does not allow people to think for themselves. And teacher’s are in the front lines of the liberal war on freedom of thought.

      Add in their support of unions and you have a group I once respected enormously and now find repulsive.

      Are they all bad? Of course not. Is what they are doing to our children bad? Damn right it is! If they don’t know that they aren’t smart enough to be teaching anyone.

      And their self-righteous bullshit about everything being “for the children” fills me with revulsion.

    • getfitnow
  • HELENK2
    • JohnnyTwoDog

      Two thumbs and big toes way up! Tweets from the people.

      “We keep voting democrat, but we’re STILL poor.”
      Classic, but even better tweets in the thread below that one.

      “This nation was founded on the principle that all men, regardless of race, color or creed, are equally bound to pay for my abortion pill”

      “You’ve been counted, Thought Criminal #8177178″
      Write down this number and report to your Kommissar at the nearest railroad station.”
      “Don’t forget warm clothes and a shovel!”

      As good as the Onion, only better.

    • getfitnow

      Now that was funny! Thanks, HELENK2.

  • HELENK2

    the layoffs and cutbacks are just beginning. If it were not for holiday part time hiring Dec would have been a lot worse.
    because they will be using records starting in 2013 to base costs for 2014 kick in of obamacare many business will lay off this year.

    that does not even take into account the companies that will NOT hire any more workers because of obamacare. that number will never really be known. Also the people who decide not to open a small business and hire due to cost. that number will never be known either

    • JohnnyTwoDog

      The party is over. The long painful hangover begins.

  • HELENK2
  • DianaLC

    This is what happens when people with absolutely no business experience–i.e., BO, NP, HR–decide they should regulate business in some way. Unintended consequences. I wonder how all those young obots (and I am betting many of them working at Wendy’s are/were obots) are liking their Messiah of hope and change now.

    • binky354

      I doubt they’ll lay the blame where it deserves to be laid – Obama and his socialist administration.

    • getfitnow

      Unintended consequences…
      *************************
      Sadly, although they’re all idiots, and couldn’t run a lemonade stand, they are left-wing extremists too. This is INTENDED, imo.