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Trader Joes is Joining Wally World

beteez Sep 11, 2013 11:35 AM


Cutting benefits to part timers due to ACA.

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  1. hotoynoodle RE: beteez Sep 11, 2013 11:58 AM

    "She said she pays only $35 per paycheck, or $70 per month, for a plan that generally covers 80 percent of her medical costs, carries a reasonable $500 deductible and includes prescription drug coverage."


    THAT is cadillac health care. jeebus. as a full-time worker for an international corporation i never had a health plan that cheap or that good.

    1. linguafood RE: beteez Sep 11, 2013 01:30 PM

      A reputable source.

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        beteez RE: beteez Sep 11, 2013 04:03 PM

        http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09... If you don't like Breitbart you might prefer the other "reliable" source.

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        1. re: beteez
          linguafood RE: beteez Sep 11, 2013 04:18 PM

          It's a bummer either way. How do other industrialized, first world nations manage to have a swell economy, living wages & health insurance for all?

          It's a miracle!

          1. re: linguafood
            hotoynoodle RE: linguafood Sep 12, 2013 06:57 AM

            have you looked recently at the economies of places like france, italy and spain? youth unemployment is 24%, 42% and 56%, respectively. hardly miracles.

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              linguafood RE: hotoynoodle Sep 12, 2013 09:36 AM

              Have you looked at the economies of Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Norway?

              Way to cherry-pick '-D

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                hotoynoodle RE: linguafood Sep 12, 2013 11:16 AM

                in the eu, only germany, austria and the netherlands have youth unemployment rates lower than 10%. no cherry-picking necessary. sweden's rate is about 23%.

        2. c oliver RE: beteez Sep 11, 2013 04:19 PM

          From what I read, it sounded like the effected employees may wind up paying less than they are now. Too soon to tell probably.

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            C. Hamster RE: c oliver Sep 11, 2013 04:29 PM

            Yes. From the admittedly little I have read it seems like TJ'S did their homework on this.

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              Davwud RE: C. Hamster Sep 12, 2013 10:35 AM

              So a company that has health benefits for it's employees is now cutting it simply because they're been told they have to??

              Is that what TJ's is doing??

              Do companies not realize that cost go up??


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            jeanmarieok RE: beteez Sep 12, 2013 07:44 AM

            There are many, many companies doing the same.

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              JonParker RE: jeanmarieok Sep 12, 2013 09:53 AM

              Also Obama!

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                Davwud RE: JonParker Sep 12, 2013 10:35 AM

                Also Obama what??


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