Scumbags of the Day

An Omaha, NE Wendy’s franchise is cutting all non-management employee hrs to part-time to avoid Obamacare (but don’t worry — management will keep their health benefits).

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6 comments to Scumbags of the Day

  • Thomas Lord

    What will become of us fast-food mega-corps cease to become a viable business? Some kind of new dark ages? ;-)

    • matttbastard

      Pshh. Let us not make light. Such a dire collapse would make the burning of the Library of Alexandria seem like a Boy Scout weenie roast.

  • KayseJ

    We, as Americans, treasure our right of free speech, which takes many forms. I don’t necessarily like how some are displaying their disagreement with the new law, but one still has that right.

    Such actions will probably be seen across the country. For those who show their opinion by cutting employees hours, we have the right to boycott their businesses.

  • Synoia

    From Wendy’s Web Site:

    Responsibilities

    At Wendy’s we are committed to supporting communities with a focus on children. We believe all children deserve a loving and permanent family and the support they need to reach their potential.

    That’s why we support programs throughout the year that help kids in our communities. We invite you to learn more.

    Depriving employees of Heath Care is so obviously supporting of this policy.

  • Synoia

    Your Responsibility, from the Wendy’s Web Site

    Responsibilities

    At Wendy’s we are committed to supporting communities with a focus on children. We believe all children deserve a loving and permanent family and the support they need to reach their potential.

    That’s why we support programs throughout the year that help kids in our communities. We invite you to learn more.
    The Wendy’s franchise in Omaha has doe this:

    “Thirty-six to 37 hours a week.” That’s how many hours T.J. Growbeck works at the 84th and Giles Wendy’s restaurant. The money he earns helps him pay for the basics, but that’s not the case for all his co-workers. “There are some people doing it trying to get by.”

    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.

    Is this Wendy’s policy, to state one thing on its web site and encourage or even permit it’s franchisee’s to avoid the responsibility in this manner?

    Please let us know. Then we will know where not to buy food.

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