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Olive Gardens - Employees wages

employees welfare versus company profits - Complaint
Review by nowland.keith9 on 2012-10-11
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THE WHOLE CHAIN -- For a company to use the Obama healthcare plan to cut employees hours only shows how little the company cares for its employees. Maybe Olive Gardens should spend less on fancy decor and they would have the money to pay for their employees healthcare.
I and a lot of my friends will never eat at Olive Gardens again because of their cheapness at the expense of their employees, and I encourage others to follow our example.
Comments:5 Replies - Latest reply on 2012-10-11
Posted by Slimjim on 2012-10-11:
As a business owner, I can tell you Obama's Affordable Healthcare Act is no friend to businesses (wow- shocker huh?). If a business incurs additional costs to operate, sometimes things have to be done to offset such. It may be an excuse, or it very well may not. I personally have no intention of boycotting them for it. I'll do my part to resolve this on 11/6/2012.
Posted by radar1857 on 2012-10-11:
To the younger generation, this is nothing new. I used to work for a large grocery store chain in the late 1970's. In order not to pay full time benefits, an employee would be forced to clock out, even if you were in the middle of your shift so you didn't go over 28 hours. If you worked more than 28 hours, you were considered full time and they would have had to pay for full time benefits. Did anyone think Obama Care was going to be free?
Posted by Anonymous on 2012-10-11:
If your employer is to cheap to provide you health bennies then they aren't worth working for anyway. Obama 2012 baybay.
Posted by MDSasquatch on 2012-10-11:
From Fox News "As more pieces of the Affordable Care Act federal health care law come into effect, employers are evidently beginning to brainstorm ideas to save money and avoid having to provide health care for their employees. Darden Restaurants, owner of chains such as Red Lobster, Olive Garden, and LongHorn Steakhouses is trying out a venerable tactic from the retail industry: keeping employee hours just a hair under “full-time” so they don’t have to provide benefits."
Posted by Slimjim on 2012-10-11:
Right MS, and the reason they are doing this isn't becuase all of the sudden, they decided to be cheap or just don't want to cover their staff. If that were the case, they never would have offered the benefits to start with. Again, from first hand experience, we already are seeing an extra tax due to the Act and it hasn't even kicked really in yet. Yeah, that gets businesses hiring.

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