Operative Faith reveals that Kroger will soon join the ranks of Darden Restaurants and slash the hours of its non-exempt (hourly) workers to avoid millions in Obamacare penalties.(from directorblue.blogspot.com)
To give you a sense of Kroger's size and importance, its sales last year were $90 billion and it employs nearly 350,000 people. Most of its jobs are hourly and the vast majority of workers are neither millionaires or billionaires.
Faith is a mid-level manager at Kroger and reports the dire news:
Last week we found out that, beginning in January, any employee who is not full-time at that point, will be limited to 28 hours per week and all new hires will be subject to the same policy.Centralized, authoritarian command-and-control governments always fail. Always.
Currently, part-time employees can work as many hours as needed.
Many Kroger employees, I believe, will be shocked to find out about this new policy.
What this means is that Obamacare will stop tens of thousands of Kroger employees -- most of whom depend on and need the money -- from working more than 28 hours!
Kroger is doing this to avoid paying for full-time healthcare for employees who currently only receive part-time benefits. And they will not get hit with the $3,000 penalty.
My own area is a good example. I work with four people who currently get about 36 to 40 hours a week, but they are considered part-time by Kroger and receive limited benefits. Now, they will either have to find another part-time job or they will quit and find a full-time job.
Doug, you need to get this out before Tuesday. People need to understand. Also, you need to send this to Drudge. This needs to go national. Marxism might make the rich poorer, but it makes the poor poorer as well.
Hard-working employees of Kroger and Darden are among the thousands of casualties of Obamacare. And these hourly workers are far from being members of the evil "1%".
And this is only the beginning.
Vote accordingly in November. Repeal Obamacare.
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