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Forever 21...but only working 29.5 hours weekly
American Thinker ^ | 08/19/2013 | Ethel C. Fenig

Posted on 08/19/2013 7:55:43 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

While liberals were busy bemoaning the low wages of the minimally skilled hamburger flippers and other fast food employees, while Congress and the unions were busy exempting themselves from the Obamacare they pushed for,, another group of workers was falling victim to the Unaffordable Health Care Act.

Shop girls. Sales clerks.

Forever 21, the privately held fast fashion retailer teen aged girls just lo-o-ove, recently informed many full time employees that beginning Sunday, August 18 they were suddenly part time employees; their maximum working hours dropping to 29.5 hours a week.

Obamacare's mandatory employer provided health insurance kicks in for employees who work a minimum of...30 hours.

How convenient for the company which naturally denies Obamacare inspired the decision; instead because:

"Company-wide, Forever 21 recently audited its staffing levels, staffing needs and payroll in conjunction with reviewing its overall operating budget. As a result, we are reducing a number of full-time non-management positions.

(snip)

Based on our audit, your position will be reclassified as Part-Time.."

Medical coverage of all types will end as will paid time off.

(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: forever21; jobs; ownit; parttime

1 posted on 08/19/2013 7:55:43 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
This problem can be easily fixed. All Soetoro has to do is pound his scepter on the floor and declare that henceforth 29.5 hours shall be deemed full-time.

And then 28.5 and then 27.5 and so on and so on and so on....

2 posted on 08/19/2013 7:58:21 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Texas Eagle

You still have to add up all of the weekly hours of your employees and divide by 40 to determine the number of “full time” employees.


3 posted on 08/19/2013 8:00:32 AM PDT by Perdogg (Cruz-Paul 2016)
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To: SeekAndFind
Those that loved King Obama and the communists Democratic party, enjoy. You sure shi! on your jobs.
4 posted on 08/19/2013 8:01:47 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: Perdogg

You still have to add up all of the weekly hours of your employees and divide by 40 to determine the number of “full time” employees.

What we need is bottom up “worker revolt” against the state where Citizens intentionally work “illegally” by working as “contractors” to bypass the damned thing and work for 40 hours and get paid a little more than regular workers but they have to buy their own benefits which would actually cost less than part time obama workers.


5 posted on 08/19/2013 8:06:02 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: GraceG

Eventually every one will be a 1099.


6 posted on 08/19/2013 8:07:37 AM PDT by Perdogg (Cruz-Paul 2016)
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To: Logical me
Those that loved King Obama and the communists Democratic party, enjoy. You sure shi! on your jobs.

And the irony of it is that most of them will blame their employers and not the king.

7 posted on 08/19/2013 8:09:00 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: SeekAndFind
DUmmie FUnnies 08-16-13 (Forever 29.5: It's Obamacare, DUmmies--Own It!)
8 posted on 08/19/2013 8:11:06 AM PDT by Charles Henrickson (Forever 29.5)
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To: Logical me
Those that loved King Obama and the communists Democratic party, enjoy.


9 posted on 08/19/2013 8:12:48 AM PDT by Charles Henrickson (Forever 29.5)
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To: Texas Eagle

This seems like a way for the government to show how “more jobs” were created, because now you have someone to work 29.5 hours and someone else to work 10.5 and voila! more jobs were created,

Something smells of Soviet around here...


10 posted on 08/19/2013 8:14:42 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876
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To: PATRIOT1876

More like post fall Garden of Eden. I’d buy stock in fig leaves right now.


11 posted on 08/19/2013 8:16:17 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Dems response:

Those Greedy companies are taking advantage of O-care to further line their pockets at their employees expense. Just More proof we need single payer HC and a higher corporate tax to pay for it. Vote for economic justice. Do it for Trayvon and John Lewis.’

Terms of debate.

12 posted on 08/19/2013 8:19:20 AM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US Citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Many School Corporations have cut teachers aids to under 30 hours. This movement is just beginning IMO. Unless this changes, the new standard work week is going to be less than 30 hours and no benefits.

One Marxist floor is the Capitalist ceiling.


13 posted on 08/19/2013 8:22:49 AM PDT by IamConservative (The soul of my lifes journey is Liberty!)
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To: SeekAndFind
More like "Forever Living With Your Parents" - because they will never be able to afford to move out now.

All I can say is that I hope they enjoy their ObamaCare.

14 posted on 08/19/2013 8:30:11 AM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: SeekAndFind

Forever 21?

A real nasty company who hires thousands of illegal aliens at their distribution centers...

Where they distribute Communist Chinese products marked up 200 percent.


15 posted on 08/19/2013 8:32:00 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: IamConservative

“Many School Corporations have cut teachers aids to under 30 hours. This movement is just beginning IMO. Unless this changes, the new standard work week is going to be less than 30 hours and no benefits.

One Marxist floor is the Capitalist ceiling.”

Employers with more than X number of employees working more than 30 hours per week will have to funnel cash into Obozoliar’s pseudo health plan.

This has been happening out here in Californicator land since the first of the year.

We live in a seasonal area of higher travel and visitors June through early November, and many employers are concerned if they normally have less than 50 employees and go over he 50 number during their high season. They will be permanently categorized as over 50 employees.


16 posted on 08/19/2013 8:32:06 AM PDT by Grampa Dave ( Obozoliar and his thugs in his outhouse lie 24/7/365. They are unable to tell the truth.)
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To: SamAdams76

Ya go down to 21s distribution centers where they distribute all the Red Chinese products to their stores and no one speaks English...


17 posted on 08/19/2013 8:36:41 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: SeekAndFind

We’ve become a country of service workers.

We’ve become a country of retail, fast food, warehousing and service industry workers....All others have seen their wages stagnant for 15 years now.

Not enough? Tens of millions have had their hours cut/slashed and medical benefit made pointless or eliminated all together.

Only a matter of time until things like housing, with it’s bloated good time prices, melts completely down


18 posted on 08/19/2013 8:43:23 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Texas Eagle

They probably all voted for Obumster because they got free birth control pills, easy access to the morning after pill, and guaranteed abortions. Of course, they are paying for it now because they just lost 11 hours a week, or 44 hours a month in wages. SUCKERS!


19 posted on 08/19/2013 9:02:17 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: SeekAndFind

Like I posted earlier:

I was sent this by a lefty friend over the weekend and found a story on AOL about it.

Turns out that Forever 21 says this will affect 1% of their employees. They employ 30,000 people in 500 stores. 1% is 300 people. I’m sure that many quit everyday.

I would guess that rather than all employees going to part time, as this story suggests, the truth is that one or several stores have too much staff for the amount of work so a few people were cut back.

So one of the few that were “cut,” “leaked” this to cause trouble for the company. He succeeded.

No big deal either way.


20 posted on 08/19/2013 9:05:20 AM PDT by 11x62
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To: Logical me

No matter what the Obama supporters will be for him to the bitter end; nothing can convince them otherwise.


21 posted on 08/19/2013 9:17:46 AM PDT by Theodore R. (The grand pooh-bahs have spoken: "It's Jebbie's turn!")
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To: Perdogg
Eventually every one will be a 1099.

Nope, the IRS HATES dealing with 1099s, as they claim that too much income can be "hidden," and it insulates the employer from paying its half of FICA, so it has implemented all sorts of hoops one needs to jump through to be classified as an "independent contractor," which is the reason for 1099s.

In fact, an entire industry grew up to "certify" one as a contractor, rather than an employer.

As an example, which I've posted here before, I used to be a Novell networking instructor, and worked for an education center. Novell contracted with my employer for me to fly out to their Herndon, VA office to teach a class. However, the certification firm that Novell used claimed that I was actually an employee of Novell and not a contractor, since I was using their facilities, computers, and supplies. It was a real nightmare.

22 posted on 08/19/2013 9:24:25 AM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: 11x62

RE: No big deal either way.

So, the conclusion is Obamacare will not really cause a huge increase in the under 30 hour workforce?


23 posted on 08/19/2013 9:27:01 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Rush is on it now.


24 posted on 08/19/2013 9:44:15 AM PDT by null and void (Frequent terrorist attacks OR endless government snooping and oppression? We can have both!)
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To: SeekAndFind
Maybe they should change their name to Forever 29½
25 posted on 08/19/2013 9:48:49 AM PDT by null and void (Frequent terrorist attacks OR endless government snooping and oppression? We can have both!)
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To: Texas Eagle

The POTUS is a full time job. How many hours does he put in a week? Ok, the less time he spends signing EOs, the better.


26 posted on 08/19/2013 9:49:36 AM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: Texas Eagle

The POTUS is a full time job. How many hours does he put in a week? Ok, the less time he spends signing EOs, the better.


27 posted on 08/19/2013 9:50:12 AM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: GraceG
That would be one correct solution to the problem. If Employees went down to the local courthouse
and applied for a business license (usually only $35) and added a 1099 to their application,
employers might just give them the contract. This would only work until the Feds redefine
Contractors as being employees or some other frivolous crap. But it's a start.

Imagine the outrage from RATs towards people who've never been in business before
suddenly becoming (A 1%-er). The delusion is that people think anybody owning a business are rich.
And you can bet that the RAT's will use that statistic for their benefit, of increased business'
while at the same time crying foul at the same statistics.

28 posted on 08/19/2013 10:07:29 AM PDT by MaxMax (If you're not pissed off, you're not paying attention)
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To: SamAdams76
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29 posted on 08/19/2013 10:27:13 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: SamAdams76; SeekAndFind
More like "Forever Living With Your Parents" - because they will never be able to afford to move out now. All I can say is that I hope they enjoy their ObamaCare.

That started with Bush years ago...Private sector wages have been stagnate for nearly 15 years, the dollar has been incrementally devalued for decades...No?

People pretending this all started with Obama are only fooling themselves. Has it gotten worse under Obama...Absolutely...But in sure in hell didn't start declining under Obozo. Open lawless borders....hundreds of thousands of jobs off shored, bank bailouts, devalued dollar, borrowing trillions from the Communist Chinese, corrupt foreign policies which have looted the American treasure to the tune of multiple TRILLIONS. This all happened under Obummer?

Come on....

Even Bush's Dad publicly welcomed in the "New World Order".

The U.S. decline brought to you by world bankers and the well connected super wealthy insiders running the U.S. government, has been going on for *many* years.

30 posted on 08/19/2013 10:35:29 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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