In the interest of transparency, I have managed a Hardees’ before, which is a CKE brand. However, I never worked for CKE but for a franshisee.
Nothing in this article surprises me in the least. When the AFCA aka Obamacare was passed, I could see this coming. Of course people would be dropped to PT status (Even the State of Virginia is doing is) to prevent from having to provide insurance, because no fat cat is going to cut his or her money because of us. It’s that simple.
What makes me go “Do’oh!” is the fact that the people responsible for this say they couldn’t see this as a result. They say that they “thought that companies would be all for giving their employees insurance.” What planet have they been on? Of course it wouldn’t happen for what I said above.
That’s all I’m saying because I’ve promised to keep politics off my blog.
I guess what bothers me is that, yes, the big boys are raking in the money and are given all the blame, but not the politicians that helped cause the situation. They’re given a free pass while the ‘1%’s’ are attacked. Hello! ALL OF THE LEADERSHIP IN DC ARE ONE PERCENTERS. From the President right on down..none of them are average Joes.
And, if my writing career is highly successful, I may end up as one, but I refuse to rape my customers to get that money either. When I have books to buy, you, my readers, pay my paycheck and I’ll never forget that. In fact, it’s what I told people for years when in retail and food service management. “The customer’s pay your paycheck. If not for them, you wouldn’t have one.”
I promise you, I won’t forget that fact.