Skip to comments.College Professors Get What They Asked For in Obamacare, Don't Like It Much
Posted on 12/01/2012 8:40:18 PM PST by SeekAndFind
There is an antique saying -- no less true for its antiquity -- that you need to be careful what you wish for, because you just might get it. This came to mind when I read a recent report about what is happening at a Pennsylvania college.
One of President Obama's most loyal -- not to say fawning -- constituencies clearly is academia. His rate of support among collegiate faculty and administrators surely approaches near-unanimity on the typical campus. This is why the news about the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) is so richly ironic. CCAC has just announced that because of ObamaCare, it will have to slash the hours of 400 of its employees, about half of whom are adjunct instructors. This is because under new law, companies and other organizations employing 50 or more employees are required to provide full health care insurance (at high cost, because of a host of new mandates the law includes) for all employees working 30 or more hours a week. This means that employers have a tremendous incentive -- indeed, virtually a gun at their heads -- to either cut hours for employees to under 30 hours per week or eliminate workers outright (by outsourcing, offshoring, contracting out, and automating), or to keep the employees under 50 by simply not expanding.
This has led numerous private companies start taking precisely those actions -- including Abbot Labs, Applebee's, Boston Scientific, Covidien, Dana Holding, Darden Restaurants, Kinetic Concepts, Kroger, Lockheed-Martin, Medtronic, New Energy, Papa John's Pizza, Smith & Nephew, Stryker, TANCOA Janitorial, and Welch Allyn. For example, major restaurant chains such as Olive Garden and Red Lobster are already moving employees to under 30 hours a week. Boston Scientific has said that it will lay off 1,400 workers and shift production to China.
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Sorry...as unChristian as it may sound, it’s gonna be fun to watch.
It’s not necessarily unChristian ... it will give the workers more time to spend with their families. :)
But free contraceptives! Free abortions! Free end-of-life counseling! Eddie Shore! Old-time hockey!
This whole new part-time working situation will create a new market for people to probably working two jobs. Possibly restarant owners may trade some of their workers with other restaurants to avoid employ any one single employee more than 40 hours. It should be interesting to see how this works out?
Couldn't happen to nicer people!
Academia created the empty headedness that is at the very heart of Obamunism. It wasn’t hard to predict that the social marxism they corrupted education with would come back and bite them in the ass hard, and it’s only gonna’ get worse. In fact, it’s just the beginning.
This is an accelerating trend as more and more Obamabots are discovering just why the rest of us can’t stand him. Many, if not most, large American companies are slashing worker’s hours and/or converting a lot of their full-time staff to part-time to avoid the penalties associated with ZeroCare.
While I enjoy the irony, I also see a dangerous potential to all of this - It could easily open the door to expanded union membership by those hoping that union action may be able to restore their hours, pay and benefits. While I doubt that they can, this is going to be a VERY rude awakening to those who thought they were about to get another free ride from Uncle Sugar at the expense of the rest of us!!
Like the trade isn't incesteous enough....
What a way to put in the Slap Shot Reference. LOL
Puttin’ on the foil has a different meaning as well...
It will be fun commuting three times as much with four dollar gas, and these enlightened citizen may enjoy paying dues to three different unions if they can't get work in the same vocation.
Life on the Rat plantation will bring a new real quality to contemporary blues music.
Note to college professors regarding Obamacare:
SUCK IT. YOU VOTED FOR IT.
And Obamacare is NOT Bush’s fault!!!
Sucks to be them but I couldn't be happier for them.
All part of a highly-orchestrated and long-term plan.
Obamanation Communism File.
Well, we already know how this works out :-)
Don’t blame me. I voted for Romney.
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