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Everyone who cares about this dilemma should just stop shopping at Staples...both in person and online.
When companies like Staples go out of business, it also affects consumers who have fewer choices when they try to shop for the best prices. It also stinks when a store you have been loyal to (as a customer) and enjoyed shopping at for years just disappears. More and more stores have been disappearing from my area in the past few years and I don't like it.
Everyone who cares about this dilemma should just stop shopping at Staples...both in person and online. I had planned on going to Staples to pick up some office supplies tomorrow after church. Instead, I'll go to Office Max.
Big corporations don't care how many petitions are circulated, but they do care about actions that negatively affect revenue!
Companies have been doing this for years. It isn't new because of Obamacare, you will just be seeing a lot more of it with Obamacare in action. Who can blame Staples? There are a ton of businesses who only provide insurance to their full time employees (usually 35/40 hours weekly). Some pay the full premiums for their full time employees. Some will pay partial premiums on part time employees after 1 year of employment (Wal-Mart).
Staples won't be the only ones using this loophole, so folks might as well get all of their "mad" out now. Companies said they would take this action if they were going to be forced to pay for insurance... you can argue whether it is right or wrong for them to do it, but it is still their choice (at least for now) and THEY DID warn folks that they would have to change things around if Obamacare passed. Nobody listened. Now some are shocked.
I feel bad for the woman and all that are affected, but other people have been working in places with the same policies she is just now experiencing for years. It is what it is and we will be seeing a lot more of it in the near future.
I subscribe to change.org and got this in my email.
I've worked as an Easy-Tech Representative for 9 years now, selling thousands of computers, protection plans, and services. I typically work 30-35 hours in a week, so when I was told that my hours would be cut, I was heartbroken. I recently got married and we have a baby on the way -- 25 hours a week is not enough to make ends meet, let alone start a family.
You can't pass something that makes it too expensive to cover their employees and expect them to continue doing it.