Aug 192013

Obamacare Strikes, and Forever 21 Cuts Employees’ Hours

In short: the company “Forever 21,” which I gather sells clothes of some sort, just turned all the 40-hour-a-week workers into 29.5-hour-per-week workers, effective August 31. Why the rather odd 29.5 hours? Because at 30 hours, the company would still have to pay into their medical, dental, vision and life insurance, but at less than 30 hours, Obamacare doesn’t make so many demands of employers.

As a bonus, not only are the former full-timers losing their medical insurance in favor of a massive new government bureaucracy, they are losing at least a quarter of their income. As a further bonus, they will no longer accrue paid time off.


Reminds me of something. Didn’t someone closely associated with Obamacare once say:

“If you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor, period. If you like your health care plan, you’ll be able to keep your health care plan, period. No one will take it away, no matter what.”

I have no idea what the politics of the management, staff and customers of “Forever 21” are. But looking at a few things online, they seem to cater to “fashionable” young folk. You know, the kind who voted in large numbers of Obama. The kind who thought that Obamacare was such a fantastic idea. The kind who may never know what a full-time job is.

It’s a pity nobody saw this sort of thing coming. Oh, wait, lots of people saw this sort of thing coming.

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  • Michael the Somewhat Civilized

    This is how all that stuff-for-everyone idea is financed, kiddies: by you and what you don’t get. (They live all around me: I’m four blocks from an urban university. They are sanctimonious, self-righteous, arrogant, and generally as irritating as any redneck evangelical Christian. I prefer Mormons to modern college kids.)