Originally Posted by suzzer99
Why would any employer that's already offering healthcare do this?
Red Lobster tried limiting employees' hours like this. Eventually they decided it just wasn't worth it and they'd be better off just biting the bullet and providing healthcare. It's not like there is zero drawback to companies for only offering part-time jobs. Part-time workers are less efficient, it takes twice as much training to get two people up to speed, and they're generally not satisfied. So they bolt as soon as something better comes along. Plus you still have to face all the lawsuit liabilities, unemployment insurance liabilities, and all the other overhead that goes with hiring an employee.
There will probably be a few companies that limit their employee ihours like fast food chains. Many of them already do that anyway to get around other existing benefits their company gives full-time workers. But for the most part a fundamental shift in the way most companies hire seems an extremely unlikely possibility.
Two years from now when none of this comes to pass, I'm sure you guys will issue a big "my bad" and seriously rethink the latest conservative outrage/end of the world that's imminent from some Democrat policy, right?
Just for the record, I'm not saying that this WILL come to pass, nor that I oppose Obamacare even if it does.
I'm just noting what I heard, nothing more. There's no doubt that knee jerk reactions may well turn to acceptance for the reasons you set forth.
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