Workers pushed to part-time due to Obamacare; ‘They keep cutting my hours’


As Twitchy has been reporting, the layoff bomb has detonated. Many companies, both large and small, have been forced to lay off workers due to President Obama’s re-election. With no hope of Obamacare being repealed, they are now forced to lay off employees in order to stay in business.

But it’s not just layoffs. Some companies are also contemplating cutting hours. Sadly, many companies have already done so.

Part-time is the new full-time in Obamaville.

This doesn’t just hurt the workers, who now have to try to live on a far more meager salary. It hurts the country as a whole.

Fewer working hours = less income = lower tax receipts = bigger deficit. Fewer working hours = less income = more welfare. #deathspiral

— Nathan Wurtzel (@NathanWurtzel) November 10, 2012

Death spiral, indeed. The layoff bomb detonated and the collateral damage is vast.

@kristinaribali #Obamacare will result in many employees switched to contractor status & cutting hours of others to become part-time workers

— Ken Fischetti (@kfischetti) November 10, 2012

RT @mdrache: That ‘living wage’ looked awesome at 40 hours a week. At 29 hours, it looks a lot like minimum.

— Melissa Clouthier (@MelissaTweets) November 10, 2012

RT @mdrache: Dear Liberals, if you’re upset about corps going to PT to avoid Obamacare, you should have read the law before you passed it.

— Melissa Clouthier (@MelissaTweets) November 10, 2012

Bingo. And the hits keep coming. These Twitter users give first-hand reports of companies cutting hours. And relay devastating tales of trying to make do when their hours have been cut drastically.

@teamobamawhats going on ?…..my job is cutting hours because of the health insurance

— chandrathomasdemps (@chandrathomasde) November 10, 2012

@drmartyfox @davidwilezol @patdollard My daughter (a physician) is cutting everyone’s hours.

— Ellie (@efsunfun) November 10, 2012

Olive Garden is cutting hrs to avoid providing health care for employees? I feel bad for them and the employees who need those hours.

— Smokeahontas (@_meggienew) November 6, 2012

Can’t believe my job is cutting my hours even more! So pissed

— Ivie Diaz (@la_Borinquenaaa) November 8, 2012

ill be glad when my job gets done cutting hours because its messing with my paycheck :/

— Jalisa (@musicmylove012) November 8, 2012

@pointsnfigures did you see the story about Kroger cutting hours for part time employees to avoid penalties with Obamacare?

— Dale Durchholz-AGV (@Agrivisor) November 5, 2012

I called all my part time employees in – because Obama won – I was cutting their hours from 30 to 25 hours c-spanvideo.org/clip/4141208 via @cspanvl

— Josh Winters (@TheJoshWinters) November 9, 2012

@crowesq I heard Walmart is doing the same… cutting the hours from 39 to 19 or 20 hrs per week for all employees.

— Augustus McCrae(@LDTEX) November 11, 2012

Just talked to a waitress at IHOP. They’re cutting their employees’ hours because they don’t want to pay for insurance. #obamacare

— Omar Lopez (@omarlopez1) November 8, 2012

I need a new job. Cause them cutting my hours ain’t cool.

— Crystal Hernandez ✌ (@littlecrystalH) November 11, 2012

My next paycheck is gonna be skimp if they don’t stop cutting my hours 😡

— Adri Mendez (@JaydenGrace11) November 11, 2012

@reneishas Kay they prolly won’t be hiring soon cause we getting less hours

— Raqueeeel(@blahblahRaquel) November 11, 2012

@juicy_love5 he probably won’t be hiring anyone.. we don’t have enough hours

— Alex(@LEXtalkaboutme) November 10, 2012

Obamacare…..Hmmmm, I have a few friends who own businesses and are contemplating cutting hours and laying people off because of the hit t…

— Kangen Water (@IsaSelina) November 11, 2012

Word is #Macy‘s is also cutting employee hours to under 30 per week to avoid paying healthcare. If I still worked there Id definitely quit

— Stella (@StellaMade) November 10, 2012

@jwhite3 surprised? We won’t be hiring anyone to work over 30 hours anymore either.

— Tyler Lee (@iamTylerLee) November 10, 2012

The single most depressing paycheck I’ve ever gotten. Thank you hollister for cutting hours 😒😒 instagr.am/p/R3EvMSBe0-/

— Guyler Levy (@guylerlevy) November 10, 2012

Lol they said they’re CUTTING HOURS!?!?!?!? Aren’t my hours cut enough already? I mean I only work 4 a week

— Philly Sokolov (@Phillthy_RichZ) November 10, 2012

I hope work stops cutting my hours really need the money to pay stuff off

— Felecia (@felecia1991) November 10, 2012

McDonald’s cut all my hours tf

— Save it whore ✋ (@moorenisotox3) November 11, 2012

Hate how its nearly christmas, and then they decide to cut my hours! #areyouserious #ineedmoney

— Hev (@heatherrr_brown) November 11, 2012

#Mcdonalds I’m a eventually leave you for #Burgerking if you actually think its ok to cut my hours by like 80% EFF YOU!

— CrystaL. (@mityily) November 5, 2012

@amymoult she’s cutting our hours to contract, which means I’m gonna struggle lol!!!

— Amy Richardson (@amyscots93) November 10, 2012

So they’re cutting hours at work. Not really cutting them but not giving out like they were. I NEEDA MAKE A BUCK PEOPLE

— Sleekit (@Sleekit3) November 10, 2012

they’re cutting back my hours. wtffff.

— arandi. (@arandi_xo) November 11, 2012

I need to find another job. My job is cutting my hours. 😞

— Andrea♡♏ (@BehindMySmile_) November 10, 2012

fuck publix. time for a 2nd job. 14 hours isnt cutting it.

— Haley (@Eatadicksponey) November 7, 2012

@bradyleclercq I only work 2 because of school and they keep cutting my hours. It’s November, shits supposed to be busy at this time :(

— Jessica Lar-Son (@jessicalarfun) November 9, 2012

@robbiesmom2 it’s making them part time and cutting their hours. Denny’s did that to my daughter to avoid overtime pay.

— Obie (@OblaKickinIn) November 11, 2012

I hate not working. They keep cutting my hours. I’m seriously about to just quit.

— Cindy Mendoza (@CinnMenn25) November 10, 2012

I only work 2 days next week. So depressing. Cutting my hours and shit. 😔

•♫♪♪♫• •♫♪♪♫• (@Mike_Deuces_) November 10, 2012

@nicoleloveseye work cutting my hours..less $$ and in danger of losing my medical dental. no smiles.

— Tricia McCain (@MissTrishhh) November 10, 2012

Thanks for cutting my hours from 37 to 18.5. That’s awesome. #fuckyou. Time to find a new job.

— Sara McCowin (@SaraaaElizabeth) November 11, 2012

Nothing pisses me off more than my manager cutting my hours when I need it the most during the holidays. #wtf

— AMANDA CHAN (@achandavychan) November 9, 2012

I gotta look for a new job ASAP! Cuz this cutting hours is bullshit.

— P3VCE|GOD|FLIX (@P3VCEGOD) November 9, 2012

100 dollar paycheck? Really stop and shop, cutting my hours hardcore. I got rent, bills to pay! Like come on

— Samantha(@Samanthina3) November 7, 2012

Tragically, this doesn’t seem likely to change any time soon.

Yep RT @mdrache: Permanent part-time is the new normal.

— Melissa Clouthier (@MelissaTweets) November 10, 2012

Heartbreaking.

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