View Poll Results: How many hours should the base of "Full Time" employment be?

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    6 10.91%
  • 35 Hours

    6 10.91%
  • 40 Hours

    34 61.82%
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Thread: Thirty Hours = "Full Time"?

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    Re: Thirty Hours = "Full Time"?

    Quote Originally Posted by aberrant85 View Post
    No, it did not come with an expanding government. It started under Reagan's deregulation and it worsened with the advent of industrial globalization and outsourcing. That is the root of this evil. Until we fix that imbalance between our economy and world-wide free trade, Obamacare and other services will just be a bandaid. But having a bandaid is better than not.
    The only feasible fix is to promote policies that make it possible to produce tangible goods here at home. There is money to be made in info tech, and services but production of durable and consumer goods, ie manufacturing is where a real difference can be made. This can be promoted by tax policy and regulation reform.

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    Re: Thirty Hours = "Full Time"?

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    I'm guessing the "something so ignorant" that was said was said by me; as that was what Sangha said he understood. Other than that clarification, your post makes no sense.
    OK. So we have already seen that employers are willing to reduce hours, you want to double down on that failed idea, to the further detriment of workers. Health insurance doesn't do anything to promote health of a worker who has had their hours reduced from 40 to 29. The added financial stress to that person is extraordinary and has negative health impacts.

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    Re: Thirty Hours = "Full Time"?

    Quote Originally Posted by johndylan1 View Post
    OK. So we have already seen that employers are willing to reduce hours, you want to double down on that failed idea, to the further detriment of workers. Health insurance doesn't do anything to promote health of a worker who has had their hours reduced from 40 to 29. The added financial stress to that person is extraordinary and has negative health impacts.
    I don't understand your post. I want to double-down on what??
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    Re: Thirty Hours = "Full Time"?

    Quote Originally Posted by johndylan1 View Post
    OK. So we have already seen that employers are willing to reduce hours, you want to double down on that failed idea, to the further detriment of workers. Health insurance doesn't do anything to promote health of a worker who has had their hours reduced from 40 to 29. The added financial stress to that person is extraordinary and has negative health impacts.
    Guess they made the wrong choice in careers. Maybe they should retrain themselves to something else or make themselves valuable enough to their employer. Also, the should quite voting for people who want the government to force things on other people.

    If they voted for Obama and other dems, then they got what they paid for. If they didn't, well, thank your fellow "Americans" for the reaming and ask them to at least furnish some vaseline or KY next time.
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    Re: Thirty Hours = "Full Time"?

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    Such as nurses who work 3x12.
    Oldtimers love to talk about 35x8.
    My buddies on Nukes work 7x12.
    Screwing workers is a time-honored tradition of Repub capitalists.
    Their new excuse is HeritageCare.
    I do 3 - 12 hour shifts ....I have been 36 hours for about 22 years.

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    Re: Thirty Hours = "Full Time"?

    Quote Originally Posted by year2late View Post
    I do 3 - 12 hour shifts ....I have been 36 hours for about 22 years.
    Intermittently there have been options for 5 -12 hours shifts per 2 weeks (breaks down to 30 hours)

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    Re: Thirty Hours = "Full Time"?

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    I don't understand your post. I want to double-down on what??
    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    By defining full-time as 30 hours per week, Obamacare opens the door for employers to staff accordingly. As I said, had 30 hours been the benchmark when I owned my business, none of my employees would have been eligible since I could easily staff our needs working employees only 29 hours a week.

    To protect employees rather than employers, the definition should have been set at 20 hours rather than 30.
    See your above comment; the regs for aca placed full time status as 30hrs to try and keep that max amount of employees in the now cost prohibitive system, all that did was hurt employees and based on your comment you recognize that. To reduce the full time status even further would be to double down on an idea that you already admit had a negative consequence.

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    Re: Thirty Hours = "Full Time"?

    Quote Originally Posted by DVSentinel View Post
    Guess they made the wrong choice in careers. Maybe they should retrain themselves to something else or make themselves valuable enough to their employer. Also, the should quite voting for people who want the government to force things on other people.

    If they voted for Obama and other dems, then they got what they paid for. If they didn't, well, thank your fellow "Americans" for the reaming and ask them to at least furnish some vaseline or KY next time.
    Huh? Not getting your point.

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    Re: Thirty Hours = "Full Time"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rainman05 View Post
    The French produce the most value for their work week.
    That makes them the most efficient workers.
    I think you missed the part about the capital being what actually has the largest effect on productivity. So like I said, highest capital to work week ratio.

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    Re: Thirty Hours = "Full Time"?

    Quote Originally Posted by aberrant85 View Post
    Of course not, they know what they're doing.
    So wouldn't you rather that worker get screwed at 38 hours a week then 29?

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