stinky pete

Atlanta, GA

#23 Nov 14, 2012
They don't have to tell you sh!t wobb(knowitall)idiot !! all you have to do in Ga. is look at some one wrong on the job and they can LET YOU GO FOR NO REASON!!!!YOU ARE SO FULL OF SH!T! NO WONDER YOU WOBBLE !!! One more thing , if your WHITE the e.e.o.c. will not help you ! get it!

“Get off my lawn”

Since: Jul 10

Bremen, GA

#24 Nov 14, 2012
True, Georgia is a Right To Work state, but they are still bound by the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. You can't be discriminated against based on race, religion, national origin, sex or sexual orientation. You can't be prevented from voting and you can't be retaliated against by your employer for voting a certain way.

That's just the way it is. Educate yourself.

“Unions are still scum ”

Since: Dec 07

Atlanta

#25 Nov 14, 2012
wobbler1957 wrote:
Educate yourself. There is no "Obamacare deduction". You keep the insurance you have. Employers over a certain size are required to offer an affordable health care plan, and employees are required to be covered in some way. If you can't afford to pay the premiums, you can get assistance.
And that is why many companies are reducing their labor force to part time, so they can avoid more government BS.

“Unions are still scum ”

Since: Dec 07

Atlanta

#26 Nov 14, 2012
wobbler1957 wrote:
<quoted text>
And what does that say about employers who would rather let employees go or cut their hours instead of providing a minimal level of health insurance?
This is the problem wobbler, why should a company provide your insurance? They hire folks and pay them a wage. Thats all that should be required. Anything else is extra.

Maybe companies should be forced to provide housing, food, car insurance, and washing machines for employees as well.

“Unions are still scum ”

Since: Dec 07

Atlanta

#27 Nov 14, 2012
wobbler1957 wrote:
<quoted text>
It's a case of the rich only wanting to be richer rather than look after their employees and make their lives better.
Is that what you think the purpose of a business is? "Looking after" their employees?

Look up the Websters definition of a business, I bet you will not see that line anywhere in there.

Since: Jun 08

Location hidden

#28 Nov 15, 2012
Centrist??? Now thats Funny there :)

Since: Jun 08

Location hidden

#29 Nov 15, 2012
Heres something else for our Resident Topix Lawyer to look at...

Denny's to charge 5%'Obamacare surcharge' and cut employee hours to deal with cost of legislation

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-22332...

“Get off my lawn”

Since: Jul 10

Bremen, GA

#30 Nov 15, 2012
Y'all are missing the point -- it's illegal to FIRE people because they voted a certain way. And employers have manipulated their employee's hours since looooong before Obamacare. Anything to put one more dollar in their pockets.

04 -- no, of course the purpose of a business isn't to make their employees happy. It's to provide a good or service for a profit. But seems to me part of being a good businessman/woman is making your employees happy enough that they stay on and talk about what a great place it is to work, and what great goods/services you provide.

Most employees that are happy will accept getting their hours cut so the business will stay in business. But I think cutting hours/wages to pay for the equivalent of a 5 cent increase on the cost of a pizza is stupid. Especially when the company is running a promotion to give away 2 million pizzas...

Bill -- that's ridiculous. I don't mind paying directly for the employees to have health care, but 5%? A typical meal at Denny's is about $20, 5% is $1 -- the actual cost for Obamacare will be about 10 cents. This Metz fella is just jacking his prices to make up for those businesses he owns that "don't make $175,000 a year". Maybe he should shed some of those businesses that aren't doing so well.

And that's just one franchisee -- not Denny's as a corporation.

Since: Jun 08

Location hidden

#31 Nov 15, 2012
My Dear, If you are not happy about what is transpiring at the beginning of this mess, You are going to be down right schizophrenic by the time it goes into full swing.

Since: Jun 08

Location hidden

#32 Nov 15, 2012
BTW... Thats 1 Franchisee with 40 Resturants in Florida. Like I said... Just the beginning.

“Mess with these Claws......”

Since: Oct 09

Carrollton, GA

#33 Nov 15, 2012
wobbler1957 wrote:

And that's just one franchisee -- not Denny's as a corporation.
I saw where it said 88 restaurants so far were doing this.
stinky pete

Austell, GA

#34 Nov 15, 2012
Wobb , go ahead while your at it and tell the group HOW MANY WAIVERS on obamacare have been given out since it came into works. - G.E. AND OTHER LARGE COMPANIES .In other words ,companies and union's will be exempt from all the money they should have to pay without presidential waiver's.

Since: Aug 10

Location hidden

#35 Nov 15, 2012
wobbler1957 wrote:
Not in this case. You can't terminate someone in retaliation any more than you can terminate someone because of their race, religion or national origin.
There is a specific clause in the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act stating you can't fire someone in retaliation.
In this state, yes you can. An employer can fire any of their employees without "reason," meaning they don't have to tell them why.

If an employer let someone go because of their vote and actually stated this, then they're stupid. Fire whoever you want, just keep your trap shut.

“Unions are still scum ”

Since: Dec 07

Atlanta

#36 Nov 15, 2012
wobbler1957 wrote:
Y'all 04 -- no, of course the purpose of a business isn't to make their employees happy. It's to provide a good or service for a profit. But seems to me part of being a good businessman/woman is making your employees happy enough that they stay on and talk about what a great place it is to work, and what great goods/services you provide.
I agree, but it should not be done at the threat of a government law. See the difference. Let the consumer or employee decide who is best to work or buy from.

“Unions are still scum ”

Since: Dec 07

Atlanta

#37 Nov 15, 2012
wobbler1957 wrote:
Bill -- that's ridiculous. I don't mind paying directly for the employees to have health care, but 5%? A typical meal at Denny's is about $20, 5% is $1 -- the actual cost for Obamacare will be about 10 cents. This Metz fella is just jacking his prices to make up for those businesses he owns that "don't make $175,000 a year". Maybe he should shed some of those businesses that aren't doing so well.
And that's just one franchisee -- not Denny's as a corporation.
What do you think the profit margin is for Denny's or Pappa Johns? I will bet you it is less than 6%, so yes, adding to their price is a deal breaker.

“it is what it is”

Since: Sep 12

tallapoosa

#38 Nov 16, 2012
gas goes up, we still purchase. milk goes up,purchase. get it? we will not start refining our own oil, nor buy a milk cow to keep from paying these high prices.. avg price of papa john pizza around $10 so the increase is meager..so as has been suggested before, if the new "govt" price is out of your range, don't buy one.......... instead buy yourself a grain field and make the flour[get govt farm asst],you will also need a tomato farm, some slop hogs,milk cow for cheese of course etc etc etc..

Since: Jun 08

Location hidden

#39 Nov 16, 2012
Some people just don't know when to shut up and enjoy the fact that they have a job.....

Following a nationwide labor strike over a proposed 8% pay cut and 27% benefits cut, Hostess, the manufacturer of Twinkies, Ding Dongs and Wonder Bread, says it is going out of business and laying off its 18,500 workers.

“Get off my lawn”

Since: Jul 10

Bremen, GA

#40 Nov 16, 2012
Bill, surprisingly enough, I agree with you. In this economy, everyone needs to tighten their belts. If having a job with any benefits means cuts somewhere, then I'd have been on-board, with the caveat that *upper management takes those same cuts*. That means the 6+ digit earning executives.

Who I'd be willing to bet weren't going to lose one thin dime in these cutbacks.
Help Desk

Bremen, GA

#41 Nov 16, 2012
It's impossible to have a true national dialog about healthcare reform in the USA because Americans have been brainwashed for a century by opponents of healthcare reform beginning when President Teddy Roosevelt took up the cause of reform.

Modern conditioning against healthcare reform began in 1946 when a PR firm was hired to demonize the term "socialized medicine," a term that had been used without negative connotations since President TR himself used it. This PR firm infused the term with Cold War fear that was beaten into every American head. By the 1960's LP records had been distributed to Americans that featured the voice of Ronald Reagan scaring the hell out of listeners with tales of Soviet-style healthcare.

In the 1990's countries as diverse as Taiwan, Israel and Switzerland all created public healthcare systems that work for their citizens. Taiwan is the most interesting of these because they looked the world over for what worked and what didn't. They began with a clean slate and looked at ALL the options, something that Americans CAN'T do because we have been effectively brainwashed for a century and are unable to really look at effective options. Taiwan currently only spends a fraction of what the USA does on its healthcare.

Switzerland deserves a look as well because when the Swiss had a referendum in the 1990's on healthcare reform the vote was almost evenly split with only a small majority favoring reform. Today almost no one in that country says they prefer pre-reform healthcare.

Maybe Bible-thumping Southerners should take a look at healthcare in the Promised Land of Israel. Could it be that God's Choice of a Healthcare System is a Universal One?:)

The result of a century of American brainwashing around the subject of healthcare is the flawed "ObamaCare," the genesis of which was a conservative think tank reform embraced by George Bush Sr and other prominent Republicans in the late 1980's. We all know that Romney's proudest achievement as governor is "RomneyCare", an achievement he sadly couldn't talk about. His official portrait the hangs in the Mass capitol evidences this clearly.

So those of you who aren't happy with ObamaCare, well, you can only blame the selfish interests of the Medical-Industrial Complex for not allowing us a better alternative. And those of you who oppose any reform at all or think the Magic Fairy Dust of the "Free Market" is going to make everything happy and good, well, you are simply deluded.

Since: Jun 08

Location hidden

#42 Nov 19, 2012
Back in 2008, My Company cut all salaried employees pay by 10% to get us through the absolutely tough times so that we would not have to lay anyone off. The also cut Travel and discretionary spending. You know I do not remember hearing one complaint locally or seeing any complaints on the Internet from any of our 25 Thousand employees at the time. That's the difference between having a bunch of Grownups working for a company Verses a Bunch of panty waste Union Employees. The Hostess employees have received exactly what they deserved for being Greedy.

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