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Kroger to Slash Hours of Workers to Avoid ObamaCare Penalites


If you are an hourly worker at Kroger, there is a good chance that your hours will either cut, or your chances of becoming a full time worker are nil.  And the cause for this?


Dung Ross (no relation), has more…

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.

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 $3000 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.

So, ObamaCare will cause more damage to more people.

If you are an hourly worker, you might want to consider how you will vote.  ObamaCare will not guarantee you insurance, but it might guarantee that you have less hours, and less income.

H/T: Flopping Aces

  • Why are thse things so ignored? Even Romney talks in gernalities. Frustrating.

  • We saw this begin in Florida I believe with the restaurant business and I think it is going to be a trend in many industries in the future. These companies aren’t goint to be able to afford Obamacare and this is what they are going to do to offset the costs. Of course, this was all part of the plan in the first place.