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    I work for a retail company that announced it will no longer offer health insurance to part-timers, then instituted a virtual moratorium on hiring full-timers.

    In reality, however, many are working full-time hours even though they are classified as part-time. Some pick up shifts voluntarily to get the extra hours, but several are consistently scheduled full-time, week after week.

    It's a tough spot. The NEED the hours and the pay to live. If they insisted on being classified as full-time, it would more likely result in their hours being cut. So they are basically robbed of full-time benefits in an action that is certainly unethical and probably illegal.

    But whistle-blowing is dangerous for the workers who might lose their hours and their jobs. The bigger issue is that companies need to realize that well-paid, well-trained and full-time employees who are invested in the job are better for the bottom line, and that a revolving door of part-time employees unable to make enough to live on ultimately hurts the bottom line.

    "The people have only as much liberty as they have the intelligence to want & the courage to take." - Emma Goldman

    by DebtorsPrison on Tue Apr 16, 2013 at 07:57:49 PM PDT

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