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Business Owners buckle down, no more Full Time, no more Hiring.

KCurtis 2012/11/12 02:11:52

As Twitchy has reported, large companies are contemplating hiring freezes and cuts in workers’ hours.
Small business owners, and employees, have reported massive reductions
in hours necessitated by the business-crushing cost of mandatory
insurance coverage for people working over 30 hours per week. Part-time is the new normal.


Small business owners on Twitter have talked about the heartbreak of having to lay off employees.
Now, many are reporting that they will not be hiring new employees for
the foreseeable future. The layoff bomb has resulted in a hiring freeze
avalanche.

And if you think the story says a lot, you should read the COMMENTS!

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  • Plantgypc 2012/11/12 12:44:49
    Plantgypc
    +8
    I know of one small business closing it's doors, because Obama says the owner has to supply insurance for her 4 employees. That's 5 people now out of work. This was a business that has been supporting 5 families for 20 years. What's 5 families, and another 6, and another 8.....

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  • AL 2012/11/16 09:30:55
    AL
    +2
    Obee! You own this one buddy,with your tax hikes and Stupid Obama care B.S.!
  • teachaman~PWCM~JLA 2012/11/13 23:47:51
    teachaman~PWCM~JLA
    +1
    they should begin right away cutting their losses as much as possible ... in order to purge this nation of the parasites, business need to evacuate the country - therby utterly destroying the economy ... sounds drastic, yes? ... it is - and so is our nation's need for a cure from socialism ...
  • Quazimoto 2012/11/13 14:22:08
    Quazimoto
    +2
    The American Dream has been redefined by this administration. You are now punished and ridiculed for being successful in every aspect of your life.
  • joe keeney 2012/11/12 22:43:06
    joe keeney
    +2
    Obama Obama What a wonderful guy. Now we at the bottom of the barrel going down.
  • Kronan_1 2012/11/12 15:43:08
    Kronan_1
    +1
    Wait a minute. Doesn't this create jobs? I'm going to cut my 10 full time employees to 20 hrs.a week and then I can hire 10 more parttime employees at 20hrs. a week. L@@K !! I just created 10 new jobs. Isn't that right? Am I being a good liberal yet?
  • KCurtis Kronan_1 2012/11/12 22:22:40
    KCurtis
    +1
    lib
    There's no such thing as a good liberal.
  • WhereIs... KCurtis 2012/11/15 03:27:07
    WhereIsAmerica? ~PWCM~JLA
    +1
    Eh, I know some I like personally, I am just pissed at them for voting for Odestructo.
  • Mike III% Kronan_1 2012/11/12 22:57:50 (edited)
    Mike III%
    +2
    Ummm No. Not to mention that not only are you wrong, GDP drops as a result.

    Here is why, like my company, we're not busting the positions into part-time jobs we're literally sending them overseas -- offshore. You see, it will be cheaper for us to get the $5.00/hr labor and not have to worry about Obamacare than to pay an American $48/hr and x2 for obamacare. Likewise, the going hourly rate for contractors will also go up... People that were paying their own insurance expecting $48/hr will now be expecting $96/hr so THEY can afford Obamacare.

    You knocked Mitt for having blind investments in China, but Obama has officially taken the plunge pigeon-holding small businesses like mine into a corner that has one way out -- offshore a betrayal of our own corporate bylaws that has to be re-written thanks to our liar-n-cheat.
  • Kronan_1 Mike III% 2012/11/12 23:25:06
    Kronan_1
    +3
    Did you miss the sarcastic note?
  • Mike III% Kronan_1 2012/11/13 00:27:38
    Mike III%
    +2
    Woops! Yes I did :P LOL sorry
  • Ukie 2012/11/12 15:19:30
    Ukie
    +2
    Elections have consequences as Obama well knows. it's too bad that half of our Country do not have a grasp of that concept!!
    Elections have consequences as Obama well knows. it's too bad that half of our Country do not have a grasp of that concept!! Obama re election decline of America Obama re election decline of America Obama destruction of America Obama destruction of America Obama destruction of America Obama destruction of America Obama destruction of America Obama destruction of America
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  • Beagle Mom 2012/11/12 13:48:27
    Beagle Mom
    +4
    This is clearly the path America wants. But birth control is free.
  • Torchmanner ~PWCM~JLA 2012/11/12 13:35:24
    Torchmanner ~PWCM~JLA
    +6
    It's going from bad to worse. Thanks goes to the NAZI Democrat Party.
  • topcat128 Torchma... 2012/11/12 13:57:13
    topcat128
    +1
    Thanks, also to Mitt Romney, John McCain and the worthless, hapless and dumb Republicans. Remember, Obama didn't win this election, Romney and the Repubs lost. Never forget that. They refused to run a hard hitting scorched earth all out camapign. Romney let Obama and the dems. define who he was "A Company Wrecker and Greedy Rich Person." I didn't, a long with most of my friends, vote for Romney. We voted against Obama. All we know about Romney was he was better than Obama.
  • Mike III% topcat128 2012/11/12 23:01:21
    Mike III%
    +2
    It is not the job of another team to correct your ignorant mistakes -- that is your job. To say Mitt lost -- Obama didn't win is you trying to tell other people they are responsible for fixing your mistakes -- the very ideal that acts as refuse in a puss festering wound.
  • Peewee ~PWCM~JLA 2012/11/12 13:31:04
    Peewee ~PWCM~JLA
    +5
    Nobody should be surprised by this.
  • Beverly 2012/11/12 13:01:41
    Beverly
    +5
    Businesses said they would have to do this if Obama won. If anyone is surprised they were not paying attention during the campaign. If you voted for Obama and have lost your job-remember that is what you voted for.
  • Plantgypc 2012/11/12 12:44:49
    Plantgypc
    +8
    I know of one small business closing it's doors, because Obama says the owner has to supply insurance for her 4 employees. That's 5 people now out of work. This was a business that has been supporting 5 families for 20 years. What's 5 families, and another 6, and another 8.....
  • MW121 2012/11/12 12:43:00
    MW121
    +3
    It doesn't make sense to hire full time employees unless you absolutely need it.. It's easier to hire part time for general stuff that needs to get done. Keeps overhead down.
  • Lady Whitewolf 2012/11/12 10:53:35
    Lady Whitewolf
    Ironic that you guys precious little "job creators" WEREN'T!!!
  • KCurtis Lady Wh... 2012/11/12 11:41:22
    KCurtis
    +4
    that was clear as mud
  • Lady Wh... KCurtis 2012/11/12 12:30:57
    Lady Whitewolf
    Look at it this way.... we threw TONS of money at THE WEALTHY in the misguided hope they would "create jobs". The joke was on us on that one. All t hey did was pocket the money and walk!
  • Torchma... Lady Wh... 2012/11/12 13:38:17
    Torchmanner ~PWCM~JLA
    +6
    You must be talking about the millions of dollars in payoffs (called loans) that went to all those alternative energy companies, like Solyndra, that went belly up right after they got their money.
  • Mike III% Lady Wh... 2012/11/13 00:30:14
    Mike III%
    +3
    Obama picked and choose the losers... Too bad we didn't see a dime of that cash, because we could have hired our entire county with that kind of money and sustained that growth.
  • WannaBeRSC the Contrarian SOB 2012/11/12 07:58:57
    WannaBeRSC the Contrarian SOB
    +6
    Hang on to your hats, Folks. It's gonna be a bumpy ride.
  • Tic-Toc 2012/11/12 07:35:38
    Tic-Toc
    +2
    I remember someone during the election said something very much like this would happen if obama won a second term... not sure who that was but they seem to have had a very good understanding of business and txes... Dam,n I wish I could remember who that was....
  • AL 2012/11/12 07:06:59
    AL
    +4
    Thank you sooooooo much Mr. Resident!
  • TKramar 2012/11/12 06:56:47
    TKramar
    +1
    Yeah, too bad it's employees who make your business.
  • AL TKramar 2012/11/12 07:09:51
    AL
    +6
    What? If there wasn't any Business there wouldn't be any need for employees in the first place
  • TKramar AL 2012/11/12 09:06:48
    TKramar
    +1
    And if there wasn't any demand, there wouldn't be a business either. But the fact is, no one can do it by themselves, unless they plan to be their own customers too.
  • KCurtis TKramar 2012/11/12 10:35:11
    KCurtis
    +2
    Yes there are plenty of small businesses with one employee, the owner.
  • TKramar KCurtis 2012/11/12 11:23:36
    TKramar
    +1
    And a lot of those one man businesses feel overwhelmed. I can think of one in particular, he's a plumber, but he also works for the city. So when he's not on the city's clock, he's on his own, and he never has time for himself or his family.
  • Mike III% TKramar 2012/11/12 23:09:19
  • TKramar Mike III% 2012/11/13 09:53:16
    TKramar
    You put that into payroll expense, and you can write it off as a business expense.
  • Mike III% TKramar 2012/11/14 02:59:53
    Mike III%
    +1
    You can't write taxes off as an expense dumbass. You're an accountant for Jackson-Hewlett? Good to know, I'll never go there again.
  • TKramar Mike III% 2012/11/14 11:53:00
    TKramar
    Yes you can. You obviously haven't taken any accounting courses, or understand how expenses work.
  • Mike III% TKramar 2012/11/12 23:07:49 (edited)
    Mike III%
    +2
    You are a complete business tard. Businesses do not exist to create jobs, they are alliances organized by a leader to a common goal to seek out and establish trade or a trade. Saying that businesses are dependent on the employees is as ridiculous as saying a tire depends on a car -- no, it depends on the road, in this case CUSTOMERS. A company can downsize to just one person -- the owner in which the owner acts as the LEADER and the WORKER. It is the EMPLOYEES that depend on a LEADER to organize WORK for them -- not the other way around and it is utter ignorance and contempt to state otherwise.

    Your job with home depot for instance -- LOL a company restructured by the "LEADER" Mitt Romney and saved from bankruptcy. IE if it weren't for that leader, YOU WOULD HAVE YOUR FKING JOB. Case and point.
  • TKramar Mike III% 2012/11/13 09:55:16 (edited)
    TKramar
    A business' goal is to make a profit. The more people you have involved in providing a service, or producing a product, the more profit you stand to make. Therefore, you are highly dependent on other people.

    You are also dependent on customer demand. If you cannot meet the demand, your customers will move on to someone else who is able to meet that demand.

    And Romney had NOTHING to do with this company. Bob Nardelli and Frank Blake have been the ones running it out of ATLANTA, not Massachusetts, the most tax-loving state of the Union.
  • KCurtis TKramar 2012/11/13 10:15:55
    KCurtis
    +2
    No my God are you really that stupid? Labor costs money. Labor is an expense of sales. If you have too many people working for you, you'll lose money because the cost of the labor will eat away your profit. Here I'll dumb it down for you, if you have 5 guys to sell a 2x4 how much money do you make on it?

    Bain Capital restructured Home Depot after it filed chapter 11. Mike is right, if it wasn't for Romney's company you wouldn't have that job.
  • TKramar KCurtis 2012/11/13 11:27:25
    TKramar
    But the people working for you, also MAKE sales. If you're the only person making sales, then five people could walk out of your store while you're trying to sell to that one person. Because they're tired of waiting for you.
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