ObamaCare is costing me workSubmitted by Marc Clair on Mon, 04/01/2013 - 18:28
I work in television production as a freelance worker. While freelance, I do work for one major media company that uses me quite a lot and accounts for probably 85% of my work. I regularly work 3-4 days per week with them and often more depending on the time of year.
Obamacare requires companies to purchase health insurance for all "full time" workers starting in 2014. It also changed the definition of "full time" to include anyone working 30 hours per week.
Today we were told that freelancers would soon have to work under 30 hours per week. Since shifts are 8 hours, this means nobody will be able to work here as a freelancer for more than 3 days per week (24 hours total).
I've calculated that the maximum I can make in a year with them is now about 30% less than I have made with this company in each of the past 2 years.
As a regular Daily Pauler and one who's generally aware of the consequences of Obamacare, this news did not surprise me and I was prepared for it with the knowledge of how Obamacare is distorting the market , particularly for part-timers and freelancers like myself.
Most of my fellow freelancers however are in shock over the announcement, and I've yet to hear anyone relate it to Obamacare.