My hours at work cut thanks to Obamacare.Submitted by tonyg302 on Fri, 09/21/2012 - 13:47
Hello DP. Long time reader, first time poster.
I've always read about obamacare, and the arguments for or against it in the mainstream media and online. It was always just an intellectual debate for me to read on and honestly never took it very seriously...till now.
I've worked for Enterprise Rent-a-Car for 3 1/2 years now as a service agent(car washer/gopher). Cleaning cars, changing tires, picking up/dropping off customers, and transporting vehicles between branches, body shops, and dealerships. I've never been written up, and have had positive employee reviews thus far.
I've always been considered part time, but have worked 35 hours/week since I've been here. Pay isn't all that great for the amount of work, but I've been getting by because it's steady work. So after all this, I find out today that starting next week my hours will be cut to 25 a week because the company is reacting to obamacare a year early so that they are compliant with the new regulations already when it starts.
20 hours per check reduction in pay may not seem like a lot to some people, but its the difference between me making my bills every month or not. I guess with my newfound free time, I can go job hunting with the countless other thousands in this city. Sorry for the long read, but had to put it out there.