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    Default A Part-Time Life, as Hours Shrink and Shift

    When I read articles like this one, I really do lose hope that things are going to get better for us Americans. They only way that is going to happen is if labor unions increase rapidly.

    Technology is speeding this transformation. In the past, part-timers might work the same schedule of four- or five-hour shifts every week. But workers’ schedules have become far less predictable and stable. Many retailers now use sophisticated software that tracks the flow of customers, allowing managers to assign just enough employees to handle the anticipated demand.

    “Many employers now schedule shifts as short as two or three hours, while historically they may have scheduled eight-hour shifts,” said David Ossip, founder of Dayforce, a producer of scheduling software used by chains like Aéropostale and Pier One Imports.
    The rise of big-box retailers like Walmart, with their long operating hours and complex staffing needs, has contributed to the increase in part-timers.
    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/28/bu...y&_r=3&emc=tnt

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    Default Re: A Part-Time Life, as Hours Shrink and Shift

    The then and now. America's economy was booming when labor Unions were at their peak......America's economy is at it's worst since the great depression in tune with the declining Union membership. Go figure?

    Susan J. Lambert, an expert on part-time work and a professor of organizational theory at the University of Chicago, said the use of part-timers had also escalated because of the declining power of labor unions. “They set a standard for what a real job was — Monday through Friday with full-time hours,” she said. “We’ve moved away from that.”
    http://http://www.nytimes.com/2012/1...y&_r=4&emc=tnt
    Last edited by 222lifer; 10-28-2012 at 10:57 AM.

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    Default Re: A Part-Time Life, as Hours Shrink and Shift

    HMM Would Romney Cure This illness

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    Default Re: A Part-Time Life, as Hours Shrink and Shift

    Quote Originally Posted by BilyWamBam View Post
    HMM Would Romney Cure This illness
    Romney's dislike for any organized labor means his cure may be worst then the illness.

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    I Am Rocking Now

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    Default Re: A Part-Time Life, as Hours Shrink and Shift

    He would have us all working for ten dollars an hour like he pays his Staple's people.

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    Default Re: A Part-Time Life, as Hours Shrink and Shift

    Don't kid yourselves, Obama isn't doing anything for us either, not for private sector unions anyways. The article mentioned nothing about teamster jobs, it was all about service jobs, Jamba Juice, Fresh & Easy and WalMart as examples, nothing about trucking or heavy industry. I used to work retail and it was like this back then, my daughter is a manager for Nike, she says there's only so much room for full time employee's, it's explained to the employee before they're hired. I'm sure Ms. Hardin (article) was hired part-time to begin with and will have to wait her turn just like some of us did when we got hired as casuals. Took me 3-1/2 years to get on full-time with yellow, talk about a struggle, not looking forward to it again but 2015's coming up real quick and Obama won't be there to save us.

 

 

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