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(Huffington Post)   Papa John's to cut employee hours due to Obamacare. No word on if they also plan to cut the number of free pizzas Peyton Manning is forcing them to give away   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 228
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2012-11-10 02:14:37 PM

LouDobbsAwaaaay: AbsentFriends: You mean they suffer the consequences of increased costs to the business owner? I know you think the business should just accept less (or no) profit for the good of society, but the real world does not work that way.

I was asked what the down-side is to a CEO hissy-fit, provided the invisible hand of the free market will correct everything eventually. What they suffer is the consequences of a CEO having a hissy-fit and taking his aggression out on his subordinates. "Throw down Obamacare or else I'm raising pizza prices!" Obamacare remains. "Fark it, you're all fired! And I'm raising prices anyway! ARRRRRGGHGH!!!!1!"

The free market may eventually straighten out this nonsense, but in the mean time lots of people are being hurt because a guy who lives in a mansion on a compound the size of a small European country can't stand the idea of his employees having healthcare. There's nothing wrong with recognizing how farked up that is.


When did the Papa John's CEO say any of that? In the source article HufPo sites, here, he says the opposite. He sounds pretty happy that everyone in America will have healthcare and says his business is in a good position to absorb the extra costs.
 
2012-11-10 02:16:48 PM

wellreadneck: Now that I know which places not to support, I'd like to see a list of local pizza joints, neighborhood bars, and family style restaurants that will be willingly supporting Obamacare for the good of their employees, just so I know which deserve my support.


Why don't you just get out of the house and go see these LOCAL NEIGHBORHOOD businesses?
 
2012-11-10 02:21:04 PM

Louis the Unlucky: When did the Papa John's CEO say any of that? In the source article HufPo sites, here, he says the opposite. He sounds pretty happy that everyone in America will have healthcare and says his business is in a good position to absorb the extra costs.


"We're not supportive of Obamacare, like most businesses in our industry."

He outlined the effect of the legislation as forcing an increase in prices of 15-20 cents per pizza. When it became clear that this wasn't riling people up enough, he moved to slashing hours. He threatened to increase prices in response to the law, people were okay with that, so now he's doing something more despicable.
 
2012-11-10 02:25:15 PM

hovsm: Obamacare is just the latest reason. Before Obamacare it was, We can't give you full time because of "blank". This just backed up the hours to 30 rather than 40. Ok, they re-adjust to less than 30. Nothing has changed for companies. Just means the workers have to have three part time jobs instead of two.


That's one way to be a true Job CreatorTM, hire thousands of people to work 2 hours a week each.
 
2012-11-10 02:27:05 PM

Prussian_Roulette: Go ahead and boycott Papa Johns. I'm sure their margins are just as thin as Dominos or the other chains, and depend on the competent few that put in full hours + overtime to make up for the show-up-to-work-if-they-feel-like-it members of the team. And when you have to order for three dozen people, I'm sure everyone will be willing to pay top dollar for your personal favorite Cygnoid Family Bros. pizza.

This guy's sin was having the gall to explain economic cause and effect and he's being crucified because he wants to stay in the black rather than taking a loss until Obama's magical pixie dust cures the nation.

I'm dreading the jobs reports in early 2013 - wait for the Sequestration shoe to drop next. The Democrats own the economy now - the It's Bush's Fault card has officially expired - and the really sad part is the damage can't be limited to be people who voted for it.


If all it takes for your business not to be able to afford health care is this, you suck at business. Papa John is a raving right wing asshat who apparently is fine with screwing over his own employees.

What angers me is how many people buy into this crap, yourself included apparently.
 
2012-11-10 02:28:05 PM

NeoCortex42: I don't get this decision by employers to reduce employee hours below "full-time" to avoid benefits like this. First there's the obvious PR issue, but then you have to figure how to deal with having a smaller workforce for the business. If you can do the same work with employees working fewer hours, why were that many employees hired in the first place? If they wind up hiring more part-time employees to make up the difference, doesn't the overhead involved in more payroll, training, and turnover rate negate any savings from avoiding ObamaCare?

Sounds like a shiatty CEO no matter how you look at it.


PJ's CEO isn't cutting any store workers' hours. He said some of his franchise owners may do so. Much of the derp about cutting hours is coming from franchisees - people who are so incapable of conceiving a sound business plan that they have to rent one from somebody smarter.
 
2012-11-10 02:33:31 PM

LouDobbsAwaaaay: Louis the Unlucky: When did the Papa John's CEO say any of that? In the source article HufPo sites, here, he says the opposite. He sounds pretty happy that everyone in America will have healthcare and says his business is in a good position to absorb the extra costs.

"We're not supportive of Obamacare, like most businesses in our industry."

He outlined the effect of the legislation as forcing an increase in prices of 15-20 cents per pizza. When it became clear that this wasn't riling people up enough, he moved to slashing hours. He threatened to increase prices in response to the law, people were okay with that, so now he's doing something more despicable.


Here's the full quote:

"Our best estimate is that the Obamacare [law] will cost about 11 to 14 cents per pizza - or 15 or 20 cents per order from a corporate basis. To put that in perspective, our average delivery charge is $1.75 to $2.50 - or about 10-fold our estimated cost of the Obamacare [law] to Papa John's. We're not supportive of Obamacare, like most businesses in our industry. But our business model and unit economics [are] about as ideal as you can get for a food company to absorb Obamacare.... We have a high ticket average with extremely high frequency of order counts - millions of pizzas per year. To give you an example, Peter, let's say fuel goes up, which it does from time to time, and we have to raise delivery charges. We don't like raising delivery charges. But the price of fuel is out of our control, as is Obamacare. So if Obamacare is, in fact, not repealed, we will find tactics to shallow out any Obamacare costs and core strategies to pass that cost onto the consumer in order to protect our shareholders' best interest."

What statements are riling people up? Where does he announce slashed hours? He does say that if there are costs that cannot be absorbed he'll pass them along to the consumers, but it doesn't sound like a price hike is his first choice. How are you connecting your citation "We're not supportive of Obamacare, like most businesses in our industry." to your quote "Fark it, you're all fired! And I'm raising prices anyway! ARRRRRGGHGH!!!!1!"?
 
2012-11-10 02:36:42 PM
Of all the industries where you really really don't want sick people showing up at work and unable to see a doctor, food service is at the top of the list.
 
2012-11-10 02:40:23 PM
Papa John's pizza is crap, enjoy your slide to irrelevance and failure. You won't be missed.
 
wee [TotalFark]
2012-11-10 02:42:40 PM

ThatGuyFromTheInternet: I'm pretty sure they're people who have never even met an Italian.


Most Americans probably wouldn't call a Neapolitan pizza a pizza, they'd whine about NY pizza, or Chicago pizza or some other shiat...
 
2012-11-10 02:43:18 PM

wee: ThatGuyFromTheInternet: I'm pretty sure they're people who have never even met an Italian.

Most Americans probably wouldn't call a Neapolitan pizza a pizza, they'd whine about NY pizza, or Chicago pizza or some other shiat...


That's the one with vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry, right?
 
2012-11-10 02:48:04 PM

Louis the Unlucky: What statements are riling people up? Where does he announce slashed hours? He does say that if there are costs that cannot be absorbed he'll pass them along to the consumers, but it doesn't sound like a price hike is his first choice. How are you connecting your citation "We're not supportive of Obamacare, like most businesses in our industry." to your quote "Fark it, you're all fired! And I'm raising prices anyway! ARRRRRGGHGH!!!!1!"?


I suspect you are using the Idiot Regress here: The trolling tactic where you just constantly ask for clarification, over and over again, in some mad attempt at retaining my attention. However, I'll give this one more shot:

John Schnatter is no fan of healthcare reform: "We're not supportive of Obamacare, like most businesses in our industry."

John Schnatter prices-in the cost of healthcare reform: "Our best estimate is that the Obamacare [law] will cost about 11 to 14 cents per pizza - or 15 or 20 cents per order from a corporate basis."

Obamacare is obviously upheld as Obama handily wins re-election.

People were not shaken enough by the idea of prices going up 15-20 cents, so John Schnatter decides to start slashing hours on top of the price increases.
 
2012-11-10 02:54:44 PM
He mentioned "Obamacare" 7 times in a one paragraph denouncement.

Seems like he has issues.
 
2012-11-10 02:55:00 PM

LouDobbsAwaaaay: Louis the Unlucky: What statements are riling people up? Where does he announce slashed hours? He does say that if there are costs that cannot be absorbed he'll pass them along to the consumers, but it doesn't sound like a price hike is his first choice. How are you connecting your citation "We're not supportive of Obamacare, like most businesses in our industry." to your quote "Fark it, you're all fired! And I'm raising prices anyway! ARRRRRGGHGH!!!!1!"?

I suspect you are using the Idiot Regress here: The trolling tactic where you just constantly ask for clarification, over and over again, in some mad attempt at retaining my attention. However, I'll give this one more shot:

John Schnatter is no fan of healthcare reform: "We're not supportive of Obamacare, like most businesses in our industry."

John Schnatter prices-in the cost of healthcare reform: "Our best estimate is that the Obamacare [law] will cost about 11 to 14 cents per pizza - or 15 or 20 cents per order from a corporate basis."

Obamacare is obviously upheld as Obama handily wins re-election.

People were not shaken enough by the idea of prices going up 15-20 cents, so John Schnatter decides to start slashing hours on top of the price increases.


No, he didn't. He merely speculated that some of his franchisees may decide to do so.

Because he knows that some of his franchisees are farking morons.
 
2012-11-10 02:57:11 PM

AbsentFriends: LouDobbsAwaaaay: jjorsett: If this really is a bad idea then they'll pay the consequences and suffer either diminished profits or loss of the entire business. Then their smarter, more enlightened competitors will swoop in and grab their customers. So what's the problem?

... that people are having their hours slashed in the CEO's pissy-pants little tantrum in the mean time?

You mean they suffer the consequences of increased costs to the business owner? I know you think the business should just accept less (or no) profit for the good of society, but the real world does not work that way.

And short of nationalizing all business, it never will.


Bullshiat. Other countries seem to manage it.
 
2012-11-10 03:01:12 PM
So when is Fox News going to sponsor a "Support Your Local Papa John's" day?
 
2012-11-10 03:10:10 PM

LouDobbsAwaaaay: Louis the Unlucky: What statements are riling people up? Where does he announce slashed hours? He does say that if there are costs that cannot be absorbed he'll pass them along to the consumers, but it doesn't sound like a price hike is his first choice. How are you connecting your citation "We're not supportive of Obamacare, like most businesses in our industry." to your quote "Fark it, you're all fired! And I'm raising prices anyway! ARRRRRGGHGH!!!!1!"?

I suspect you are using the Idiot Regress here: The trolling tactic where you just constantly ask for clarification, over and over again, in some mad attempt at retaining my attention. However, I'll give this one more shot:

John Schnatter is no fan of healthcare reform: "We're not supportive of Obamacare, like most businesses in our industry."

John Schnatter prices-in the cost of healthcare reform: "Our best estimate is that the Obamacare [law] will cost about 11 to 14 cents per pizza - or 15 or 20 cents per order from a corporate basis."

Obamacare is obviously upheld as Obama handily wins re-election.

People were not shaken enough by the idea of prices going up 15-20 cents, so John Schnatter decides to start slashing hours on top of the price increases.


From the article I linked to:

Schnatter, a Mitt Romney supporter and fundraiser, said he was not "pro or against" the reform law but likened the government's involvement in health care to its operation of the U.S. Postal Service, saying "the worst entity in the world for running the thing is the government."

and

About a third of Papa John's employees are covered by the company's health insurance plan, although Schnatter said he has always wanted 100 percent of them on the plan. The rising costs of health insurance, he said, have been a deterrent.

and

Schnatter said it was likely that some franchise owners would reduce employees' hours in order to avoid having to cover them. "That's probably what's going to happen," he said. "It's common sense. That's what I call lose-lose."

What he says and what you say don't sound the same to me. He wants all his employees covered but can't because of high prices. He does not have an opinion on the law, just on the government administering it. He won't reduce employee hours but thinks it's common sense to expect some franchise owners to and calls that a lose-lose. I'm asking some specific questions about your statements and why you attribute them to this CEO? I'm interested in a supported counter-point to what I have found out there. Here they are again.

What statements are riling people up? I ask this because I think that writers are riling people up, not these statements. Where does he announce slashed hours? I can't find that one attributed to him. How are you connecting your citation "We're not supportive of Obamacare, like most businesses in our industry." to your quote "Fark it, you're all fired! And I'm raising prices anyway! ARRRRRGGHGH!!!!1!"? I'm not finding a connection.
 
2012-11-10 03:15:33 PM
John Schnatter is just another greedy corporate CEO douchebag who just doesn't get it. Go ahead. Raise your prices. Lay off your workers who bust their ass to make you money. Piss off your customers and lose income and revenue. If you are smart, you'd get out of the food business entirely while you still have money.

Your pizza and sides are crap. You only have one product (aside from sauces) that has 0 carbs in it. It's your unsauced chicken wings... and even then I'm not sure if you bread and fry them.

He's just another big business player behind the scenes that's got the American people in a stranglehold regarding their health and wealth.

As far as I'm concerned, Papa Johns Pizza can go out of business. You'd be doing the American people a huge favor!

Let's see more companies around like Crazy Bowls & Wraps that serve tasty and healthy food replace them!
 
wee [TotalFark]
2012-11-10 03:22:40 PM

ThatGuyFromTheInternet: That's the one with vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry, right?


Yep! (Just be sure to eat the chocolate first. Strawberry last.)
 
2012-11-10 03:29:51 PM

Nightjars: Fewer employees = worse service = lost customers. Great business idea there!

Raise the price of your pie by 50c and move on with life, you idiot.


Almost this. They still have a mandatory number of man hours required to run the restaurant effectively. So if they are going to cut hours they are going to have to pick up more people. When a restaurant is forced by managerial labor restrictions to limit hours like that, it severely lessens the restaurants ability to pick and choose who works there. I.E. If you are not allowed to work someone who is great at their job for 60 hours a week, you have to limit them to forty and hire someone that is only looking for part time work to pick up the twenty and often times those people are not professional or serious about their work.
I was hired on as an assistant manager at a successful Papa John's. Starting pay: $7.50/hr, no benefits, no overtime. I didn't stay long. But apparently it's just gonna kill big papa to extend the slightest benefit to the peons who are in his stores every day buttering his bread.

/Lost my first restaurant and my house during the worst of the recession
/Really bakes my noodle to hear wealthy people talk about just how tough they've got it in this economy knowing damn good and well they've wanted for nothing this entire time
 
2012-11-10 03:33:39 PM
obviously these guys don't know how to run their businesses. The government should step in and take over their businesses to assure no jobs are lost.
 
2012-11-10 03:47:42 PM
Rich white guys couldn't buy the election, now rich white guys are having a temper tantrum.
 
2012-11-10 03:51:05 PM

hovsm: Obamacare is just the latest reason. Before Obamacare it was, We can't give you full time because of "blank". This just backed up the hours to 30 rather than 40. Ok, they re-adjust to less than 30. Nothing has changed for companies. Just means the workers have to have three part time jobs instead of two.


Sucks when the law of unintended consequences bites in you in the arse, eh?

If the penalty to NOT insure your workers is cheaper than the cost to insure your workers, I would not be surprised if more companies decide to remove health insurance as a benefit, and let their employees go on 0bamacare.
 
2012-11-10 03:59:48 PM

Nightjars: Fewer employees = worse service = lost customers. Great business idea there!

Raise the price of your pie by 50c and move on with life, you idiot.


They'll actually end up hiring more people who'll just work fewer hours. And those people will probably get another shiatty job that also doesn't want to have to pay for healthcare to make up for the lost income.
 
2012-11-10 04:00:44 PM
Obama promised that we would be able to keep our plans, keep our doctors. My company has completely changed all of our health plans for next year. I am sure almost every other company has done the same. Companies are switching employees to part-time and limiting hiring. Obama can blame the companies for those changes, but Obamacare could have been written differently to lessen the amount of changes made. Don't write a law that is so onerous to businesses, companies that were offering health insurance before the law are no longer willing to after the law and then blame them because people lose their plans.

If your goal is to maximize the amount of people on a government-run health plan, then you have to force employers to drop their employees from their plans. And that's what it is doing. And once you have someone on a government-run health plan, they are completely dependent on government. Government has more power over the individual. And when government runs your health plan, they can decide whether or not you can receive health care.
 
2012-11-10 04:02:34 PM
Just the latest excuse for the ongoing experiment to see exactly how few employees you can get by with before the place implodes. When I went to work at my current employer we had 26 employees and were getting the job done with minimum OT. Now we're down to HALF that (more or less, depending on how stupid the employees and/or the management has been that day) and the company insists it can't figure out why we aren't getting any work done when we're averaging sixty hours a week.
 
2012-11-10 04:10:13 PM

MBrady: hovsm: Obamacare is just the latest reason. Before Obamacare it was, We can't give you full time because of "blank". This just backed up the hours to 30 rather than 40. Ok, they re-adjust to less than 30. Nothing has changed for companies. Just means the workers have to have three part time jobs instead of two.

Sucks when the law of unintended consequences bites in you in the arse, eh?

If the penalty to NOT insure your workers is cheaper than the cost to insure your workers, I would not be surprised if more companies decide to remove health insurance as a benefit, and let their employees go on 0bamacare.


We wanted Single Payer, or a "Medicare for all" system. Everyone WOULD have been covered, and it would have been cheaper for all.

But the big insurance lobby would have lost out, and your side screamed long and hard and forced Obama to concede some points, which he did.

We got a worse system because your side screamed to make it be worse, so your big companies you love to worship could keep making money.

Many large insurance companies had great years, but where's the trickle down savings to the private employers?

Oh, right, you blame Obamacare.

If anything Obama was not tough enough. He should have nationalized health care and told these big insurers get with the program or be broken up. And gotten America the same quality/price health care now enjoyed by EVERY OTHER FIRST WORLD NATION IN THE WORLD.

Instead he caved to the Tea Bag asswits and CEOs and their lobbyists.

And people like you, apparently.
 
2012-11-10 04:15:40 PM
i don't buy pizza from a nitwit that acts like a Bobblehead in TV commercials.
 
2012-11-10 04:25:22 PM

Generation_D: MBrady: hovsm: Obamacare is just the latest reason. Before Obamacare it was, We can't give you full time because of "blank". This just backed up the hours to 30 rather than 40. Ok, they re-adjust to less than 30. Nothing has changed for companies. Just means the workers have to have three part time jobs instead of two.

Sucks when the law of unintended consequences bites in you in the arse, eh?

If the penalty to NOT insure your workers is cheaper than the cost to insure your workers, I would not be surprised if more companies decide to remove health insurance as a benefit, and let their employees go on 0bamacare.

We wanted Single Payer, or a "Medicare for all" system. Everyone WOULD have been covered, and it would have been cheaper for all.

But the big insurance lobby would have lost out, and your side screamed long and hard and forced Obama to concede some points, which he did.

We got a worse system because your side screamed to make it be worse, so your big companies you love to worship could keep making money.

Many large insurance companies had great years, but where's the trickle down savings to the private employers?

Oh, right, you blame Obamacare.

If anything Obama was not tough enough. He should have nationalized health care and told these big insurers get with the program or be broken up. And gotten America the same quality/price health care now enjoyed by EVERY OTHER FIRST WORLD NATION IN THE WORLD.

Instead he caved to the Tea Bag asswits and CEOs and their lobbyists.

And people like you, apparently.


Sounds like it's really your boy who screwed the pooch, eh?

0 forced enough reps in congress who were on the fence to vote for it, gave exemptions to over 1100 different organizations (unions mainly), but instead you blame the republicans. Typical.

You wanted it, you got it. Because you'll be paying for it.
 
2012-11-10 04:28:24 PM
employer subsidized health coverage is one of the reasons why Obamacare isn't single payer.

most americans don't have a clue how much their insurance premium really is. they cannot grasp how awful it is for people to attempt to get coverage without help from their employer.

remember kids: when Obamacare was originally proposed with a single-payer, public option, it was supported by WalMart. most employers don't want to be involved in making health insurance decisions, wal-mart's support of single payer showed that.
 
2012-11-10 04:32:44 PM
It's nice to see the Job Creators act so maturely when things don't go their way.
 
2012-11-10 04:38:24 PM

MBrady: Generation_D: MBrady: hovsm: Obamacare is just the latest reason. Before Obamacare it was, We can't give you full time because of "blank". This just backed up the hours to 30 rather than 40. Ok, they re-adjust to less than 30. Nothing has changed for companies. Just means the workers have to have three part time jobs instead of two.

Sucks when the law of unintended consequences bites in you in the arse, eh?

If the penalty to NOT insure your workers is cheaper than the cost to insure your workers, I would not be surprised if more companies decide to remove health insurance as a benefit, and let their employees go on 0bamacare.

We wanted Single Payer, or a "Medicare for all" system. Everyone WOULD have been covered, and it would have been cheaper for all.

But the big insurance lobby would have lost out, and your side screamed long and hard and forced Obama to concede some points, which he did.

We got a worse system because your side screamed to make it be worse, so your big companies you love to worship could keep making money.

Many large insurance companies had great years, but where's the trickle down savings to the private employers?

Oh, right, you blame Obamacare.

If anything Obama was not tough enough. He should have nationalized health care and told these big insurers get with the program or be broken up. And gotten America the same quality/price health care now enjoyed by EVERY OTHER FIRST WORLD NATION IN THE WORLD.

Instead he caved to the Tea Bag asswits and CEOs and their lobbyists.

And people like you, apparently.

Sounds like it's really your boy who screwed the pooch, eh?

0 forced enough reps in congress who were on the fence to vote for it, gave exemptions to over 1100 different organizations (unions mainly), but instead you blame the republicans. Typical.

You wanted it, you got it. Because you'll be paying for it.


correct. This was a major failing that lies completely on the feet of Democrats.

teabaggers like to take credit for this of course, but they didn't cause it.

Democrats didn't need republican votes to pass Obamacare. The Blue Dog Democrats betrayed the President.
they threatened to kill the legislation because of single payer, and most voted against it anyway AFTER single payer was removed to placate them.
 
2012-11-10 04:48:45 PM

For a vision of America's future, we need only look to what socialized medicine has done to Canada. There is no Papa John's, and the citizenry is forced to subsist on a foul gruel of french fries, gravy, and cheese curds.

www.aczoom.com

Welcome to Obama's America!
 
2012-11-10 04:50:09 PM
Their employee turnover rates are all ready huge. Do they really think they can keep someone on the job for more than 15 minutes now?
 
2012-11-10 05:18:22 PM
OH FFS. Not this horseshiat again. I have worked in many restaurants, in many states, in several different capacities. I never worked anywhere close to "full-time." Restaurant workers are scheduled for about 25-30 hours a week. The bosses want to make damn sure that no one collects overtime, and there's always some reason why you have to stay later or come in earlier--doofuses who come in at 10:45 when the place closes at 11, special parties, people get "sick" a lot. Since you're on a clock, the employees know to the minute how long they've worked, and the bosses go to quite a bit of trouble to make sure that no one collects overtime.

What kind of fantasy land do some people live in that they think restaurant workers actually get 40 hours a week? Yeah good luck with that.
 
2012-11-10 05:24:04 PM

cryinoutloud: OH FFS. Not this horseshiat again. I have worked in many restaurants, in many states, in several different capacities. I never worked anywhere close to "full-time." Restaurant workers are scheduled for about 25-30 hours a week. The bosses want to make damn sure that no one collects overtime, and there's always some reason why you have to stay later or come in earlier--doofuses who come in at 10:45 when the place closes at 11, special parties, people get "sick" a lot. Since you're on a clock, the employees know to the minute how long they've worked, and the bosses go to quite a bit of trouble to make sure that no one collects overtime.

What kind of fantasy land do some people live in that they think restaurant workers actually get 40 hours a week? Yeah good luck with that.


I work full time right now, and have at my last 3 jobs. I often put in 5 or 10 hours of overtime a week. Getting and retaining skilled employees isn't easy.
 
2012-11-10 05:37:53 PM
 
2012-11-10 05:38:15 PM
Want a good laugh, check out Papa John's twitter feed. About 90% of it is apologizing for bad service.
 
2012-11-10 06:03:24 PM
I'm so sick of all these companies punishing their employees rather than investing in them. You know what happens when more people end up out of work? THEY CAN'T BUY ANYTHING. Including that pizza you just saved 14 cents on producing.
 
2012-11-10 06:06:08 PM

laststarfighter: Want a good laugh, check out Papa John's twitter feed. About 90% of it is apologizing for bad service.


They cut worker hours, and that'll go up to 95%. Overworked workers tend not to give good service.
 
2012-11-10 06:18:41 PM
Businesses don't like uncertainty. I don't know anyone that has any dea of what the detailed immediate and longterm financial implications of Obamacare may be. The devil is in the details and they are still working on the details. Businesses will err on the side of caution until somebody tests the waters successfully. If some of the early adopters do well then businesses will jump on board. This is not rocket science. It is just the normal way that businesses digest change. Businesses are still using XP for Pete's sake.
 
2012-11-10 06:23:10 PM
I'll occasionally order Slapa Johns; their thin crust isn't that bad and their garlic butter is life threatening delicious. Mainly on evenings when I feel like not cooking or going out.

But, screw you dude, you're just being a dick.
 
2012-11-10 07:47:34 PM
Their idiot owner needs to save his money, so as to invest in a speech coach so that he doesn't f*cking stutter in his commercials.
 
2012-11-10 08:08:43 PM
Stop eating that crap and you won't need Obamacare so much.

Americans: Isn't it an American thing to be "proud of your country"?
Wouldn't you be proud knowing that all the people in your country have acces to medical care?
 
2012-11-10 08:09:15 PM
I heard Allen West needs a job, maybe he should head over to Papa John's, or Applebee's. If he works at both, he'll be assured of 40 hours minus the benefits he doesn't like people to have anyway.
 
2012-11-10 08:12:08 PM
In a post-apocalyptic Ayn Rand-predictive hellscape, I would choose starvation over eating anything that Papa Johns produced. But in an effort to balance Fark's "nation pizza chain" hate, I must heartily endorse Domino's new "deep dish" pizza crust*

I love to patronize my locally-owned neighborhood pizzeria, but props to Dominos for trying to improve their menu.

*Disclaimer: Chicagoan would laugh at calling their crust "deep dish". In truth, its more of a thicker "hand-tossed" crust, substantially more "bready" and not at all like the greasy mess Domino's formerly frozen dough deep dish was.
 
2012-11-10 08:23:16 PM
Who broke America? The divisive crap is getting old.
 
2012-11-10 08:24:30 PM
Well, good thing I haven't eaten Papa Johns in years. I got a hankering now and then, but then I learned a recipe for some dough and pizza sauce and now I can make a pie 10x better for .1 the cost.
 
2012-11-10 08:37:09 PM
I like pizza the way Momma used to make it:

3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-11-10 08:40:02 PM
Papa John is a fookin' Republican.

let them cut and let some other pizza place get the reward.
 
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