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Offline dfosterf  
#16 Posted : Monday, June 24, 2013 12:27:47 PM(UTC)

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Originally Posted by: dfosterf Go to Quoted Post
As I have stated elsewhere, Home Depot cut all of their part-time employees to under 29 hours per week.

The HEADLINES that the mass media put out- "Home Depot to add record number of jobs."

The part-timers were getting 40 hours per week, or very close to it, for months, with a sprinkling of hours reductions every two months or so in order to maintain the "part-time status" of those employees.

There are virtually no full time jobs available at the store level at any Home Depot. "Part time" status employees already made up 66% of the work force prior to this change.

You don't think that this is adversely impacting 10's of thousands of already under-employed workers? Most of those part-timers that had their hours cut are in fact already "under-employed."

Go into your local Home Depot. You will see that the associates on the floor are generally older (I would submit more far more savvy, as well) than your joeblow Walmart Kohls Sears salesperson.

You can blame Home Depot if you want, but that isn't the same as saying that Obamacare isn't impacting jobs, now is it?

damn skippy I'm an owner. I currently own a full .00001924537805515393 % of the Green Bay Packers.

Offline Wade  
#17 Posted : Monday, June 24, 2013 4:07:55 PM(UTC)

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Originally Posted by: dfosterf Go to Quoted Post

I am one of the 11 part-time associates at my Home Depot that is exempt from the 29 hour work week restriction. I get the 40 I always used to, with the same reduction periodically to maintain my "part-time" status. I have been told that Home Depot will not be fined for me. The other 130 + - are not given more than 29 hours per week.

Home Depot shit-canned the bulk of the massive number of associates they hired in April and March, mostly for my department. (Lawn/Garden/Seasonal).

Loaders, waterers- [70,000 plants- daily- big, big job, we NEVER get a handle on] . freight, Garden recovery (It's a 24 hr/7days a week/ 365 days of year kind of place---"working warehouse")

"Seasonal employment"

They never hired anything approaching what they hired this year, and most of the time in the past, they found a hole for them elsewhere in the store, if they were worth a f*ck.

Not this year. It was brutal.

THEN, after shit-canning these people, I walk in back from vacation. I ask this very attractive young lady in outside garden if I can help her. She says, "No, I'm following Dennis around." I don't know what that means, until about a minute later I see a scary-looking-old-guy FNG wearing an orange apron that looks like the professor from the movie "Back to the future" had the professor been doing some serious drugs. The dude is OUT of it. I made the mistake of handing him the blower I was using when a customer needed my assistance. This is how I met him, no words exchanged. I didn't know, but should have, in retrospect, lol- Crazy f*ck with a blower- you should have been there, lol He decided that a good use for that blower was to blow the mulch and dirt completely out of the pot of a 189.00 Japanese Maple. I suspected there were issues at that point, lol. COMPLETELY WORTHLESS. I don't want to sound harsh, but this is a business, a big one, and 70,000 plants need water. He probably got 500 of them today, as I type this on a day off.

SHE is his interpreter. SHE is a college-educated, certified, nurse-whatever whose ENTIRE sad job is to walk around the outside garden department while this nut-job waters. I tell her what I need Dennis to do, she explains it so he can understand. She's a social worker or somesuchshit, not paid by the Home Depot--she shops. Paid by YOU, as a taxpayer. Remember, this dude (and her) just cost some guy/gal their JOB.


Rule of unintended consequences strikes again.
And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.
Romans 12:2 (NKJV)
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