Juicy Couture Employees Say The Company Has Eliminated Full-Time Employment, Benefits (in anticipation of Obamacare)

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    Mar 29, 2013 4:15 AM GMT
    They aren't the first nor will they be the last

    http://www.thefrisky.com/2013-03-28/juicy-couture-employees-say-the-company-has-eliminated-full-time-employment-benefits/
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    Mar 30, 2013 5:01 PM GMT
    Nice red herring, but the company is also getting rid of paid sick days by doing this, as well. Oddly, there is no Obamacare in Canada, and this been happening in Canada for donkey's years.

    The term is permanent temp. No vacation time, no stat pay, no overtime pay, no sick days.




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    Mar 31, 2013 1:46 AM GMT
    So let me get this straight, as corporate profits have soared in the past few years and the average American family has seen their wages decrease and their overall wealth decrease...trickle down isn't working?

    It's not Obama...it's our current winner take all society.

    Those at the highest echelons simply want more. It's not because the idea of Healthcare reform is a bad idea...it's because the recession provided the best means of cost cutting and thus higher profits. By citing "Obama", you have a "valid" excuse to reduce your expenses even further.

    Also by citing it's Obama's fault, those who don't want to pay more taxes or provide more benefits are also trying to sway others away from the left.

    Really it's a matter of greed in this case...and not bad policy.
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    Mar 31, 2013 12:02 PM GMT
    seoulsearcher saidSo let me get this straight, as corporate profits have soared in the past few years and the average American family has seen their wages decrease and their overall wealth decrease...trickle down isn't working?

    It's not Obama...it's our current winner take all society.

    Those at the highest echelons simply want more. It's not because the idea of Healthcare reform is a bad idea...it's because the recession provided the best means of cost cutting and thus higher profits. By citing "Obama", you have a "valid" excuse to reduce your expenses even further.

    Also by citing it's Obama's fault, those who don't want to pay more taxes or provide more benefits are also trying to sway others away from the left.

    Really it's a matter of greed in this case...and not bad policy.


    THIS ^^^^^^^^^ x 10!!!
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    Apr 01, 2013 12:55 PM GMT
    seoulsearcher saidSo let me get this straight, as corporate profits have soared in the past few years and the average American family has seen their wages decrease and their overall wealth decrease...trickle down isn't working?

    It's not Obama...it's our current winner take all society.

    Those at the highest echelons simply want more. It's not because the idea of Healthcare reform is a bad idea...it's because the recession provided the best means of cost cutting and thus higher profits. By citing "Obama", you have a "valid" excuse to reduce your expenses even further.

    Also by citing it's Obama's fault, those who don't want to pay more taxes or provide more benefits are also trying to sway others away from the left.

    Really it's a matter of greed in this case...and not bad policy.


    Do you think this idea of "greed" has changed and this is a more recent phenomenon? Do you think policy doesn't matter?
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    Apr 03, 2013 12:55 AM GMT
    Greed to this extent in modern society is recent. We're pretty much reaching record territory in terms of wealth inequality.

    Well this particular policy...no. What does matter is the fact that CEO wages have soared relative to the average American and that corporate profits have skyrocketed in the past few years...but businesses are threatening to take away health benefits. How does that add up?