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2018-02-08 09:16:35 AM  
Meanwhile, my last two employers moved the work week from 35 to 40 hours to avoid hiring more people.
FML.
 
2018-02-08 09:53:07 AM  
Yeah, it's where it is to PREVENT those freeloaders from getting any benefits, subby. Yeesh. Do you even capitalism?

/sarc, folks
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2018-02-08 09:58:20 AM  
Didn't we learn from the Affordable Care Act? If the law says 28 hours per week is full time with benefit eligibility, then a lot of people will end up working two or three 25 hour per week part time jobs.
 
2018-02-08 09:59:27 AM  
Voodoo Economics is all the rage again.
 
2018-02-08 10:00:53 AM  
I believe the work week should be 32 hours and anything over that is overtime.
 
2018-02-08 10:01:51 AM  
Yeah... Wal Mart will be all over this one...
 
2018-02-08 10:23:04 AM  
*looks around* What's a 40 hour work week?

/works in health care
//10 hour days are the norm
///sometimes 12 hours
 
kab
2018-02-08 10:42:27 AM  
Gosh darn it, ya supposed to work sunup ta sundown, just like Jesus said ta.   Dressup and go ta church on ya day off.

Leisure time is the devils playground, i tells ya.
 
2018-02-08 10:46:04 AM  
I try to keep it under 60. Anything above that and it's hard (nay, impossible) to have a social life.
 
2018-02-08 11:00:30 AM  
FTA: German workers are taking advantage of low unemployment and strong economic growth to flex their muscles.

Can't have that can we. Need "help".

Germany has a shortage of workers. Can refugees help?
 
2018-02-08 11:02:06 AM  

Tr0mBoNe: I try to keep it under 60. Anything above that and it's hard (nay, impossible) to have a social life.


welcome to the club  65 this week
 
2018-02-08 11:11:49 AM  
How about we penalize any organization that has more than, say, 20% of its FTE hours covered by employees in less than full-time positions?

Yes, including fast food and restaurants.  If your business needs 1000 employee-hours a week, you need to have at least 20 full-time employees.
 
2018-02-08 11:14:06 AM  

ZAZ: Didn't we learn from the Affordable Care Act? If the law says 28 hours per week is full time with benefit eligibility, then a lot of people will end up working two or three 25 hour per week part time jobs.


Put it at 20, and it's gonna be a hell of a lot harder to do that sort of shiat.
 
2018-02-08 11:23:10 AM  

obenchainr: How about we penalize any organization that has more than, say, 20% of its FTE hours covered by employees in less than full-time positions?


Put in a CEO:entry level income ratio which strict definitions of what can be excluded from the CEO as "income" and who can be counted as a "contractor" and add that to the businesses income tax.
 
2018-02-08 11:41:52 AM  

Tell Me How My Blog Tastes: Yeah, it's where it is to PREVENT those freeloaders from getting any benefits, subby. Yeesh. Do you even capitalism?

/sarc, folks


Benefits that should have NOTHING to do with employment status.
 
2018-02-08 12:19:40 PM  

4seasons85!: *looks around* What's a 40 hour work week?

/works in health care
//10 hour days are the norm
///sometimes 12 hours


Yeah, my wife is a CPA and her employer says she is limited to 55 hours during tax season and 40 hrs outside of it. So far, 50 hours before tax season and 62 for the first week of the season.
 
2018-02-08 12:52:11 PM  
Cut the work week to 30 hours and you'll see companies cut salary worker pay by 25% while still expecting 40 hours of work.

My past boss gave bad reviews to our whole department when we worked our 40 and left right on time every day. It used to be written in the handbook that a salary work week was expected to be 50 hours at a minimum.
 
2018-02-08 01:18:47 PM  

togaman2k: Cut the work week to 30 hours and you'll see companies cut salary worker pay by 25% while still expecting 40 hours of work.

My past boss gave bad reviews to our whole department when we worked our 40 and left right on time every day. It used to be written in the handbook that a salary work week was expected to be 50 hours at a minimum.


My company just cuts staff and divvy up that work amongst the rest of us and get upset when we work over 40. Why? Because they made a chart that shows we can do all the work in 8 hours, we are just the morons. I told them I would be fine with leaving after 8 hours but if payroll is dragging their butts, like usual, they can come and handle it. A lot of the problems we had the last time they went cheap are happening again. I even warned them at a meeting and was pretty much ignored.
 
2018-02-08 01:27:11 PM  
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Subby, you dolt!  If people are full time, we have to pay them "bennefits."   We would like the entire workforce to bootstrap up and work two (or three if you're particularly bootstrappy) part time jobs.

It's better for everyone that way.
 
2018-02-08 02:02:12 PM  

obenchainr: How about we penalize any organization that has more than, say, 20% of its FTE hours covered by employees in less than full-time positions?

Yes, including fast food and restaurants.  If your business needs 1000 employee-hours a week, you need to have at least 20 full-time employees.


I've always sort of wondered how split minimum wages would work.  Say 2 extra bucks an hour for part timers, one for off 8 to 5 and 2 for "unstable hours"
 
2018-02-08 02:45:57 PM  

ZAZ: Didn't we learn from the Affordable Care Act? If the law says 28 hours per week is full time with benefit eligibility, then a lot of people will end up working two or three 25 hour per week part time jobs.


Mostly no.  People generally either already knew that or were dedicated to not learning it.
 
2018-02-08 04:36:06 PM  

dr_blasto: I believe the work week should be 32 hours and anything over that is overtime.


I've been on an official 32 hour work week for 17 years. It's truly wonderful.
 
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