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    Default Half Lives: Why the Part-time Economy Is Bad for Everyone

    Just about every job I see now is part time. Daughter wants a full time job and cannot find one.

    Ever since the financial crash, a growing number of people have been forced to take part-time gigs when what they really want is something increasingly out of reach: solid, full-time employment. Between late 2007 and May 2013, the number of part-timers jumped from 24.7 million to 27.5 million. A 2013 Gallup poll shows that one in every five workers is now part-time. Some folks, like students, may work part-time because they want to. Nothing wrong with that. But involuntary part-time employment is not a choice, itís a burden. Often it means substandard jobs with crazy schedules that donít pay nearly enough. According to the Labor Department, as many as a third of all part-timers fall into the involuntary category.

    There are signs that their ranks are likely to swell.
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    Default Re: Half Lives: Why the Part-time Economy Is Bad for Everyone

    Why the Part-time Economy Is Bad for Everyone.
    Well not everyone ... corporate America loves it !

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    Default Re: Half Lives: Why the Part-time Economy Is Bad for Everyone

    Quote Originally Posted by fxstc07 View Post
    Well not everyone ... corporate America loves it !
    Oh yes, they sure do!!!!

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    Default Re: Half Lives: Why the Part-time Economy Is Bad for Everyone

    Thank obama care for that! The new work week is 30 hrs

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    Default Re: Half Lives: Why the Part-time Economy Is Bad for Everyone

    Quote Originally Posted by BilyWamBam View Post
    Thank obama care for that! The new work week is 30 hrs
    Thank Obama for what, trying to give everyone healthcare? who so you think pays for the uninsured. We are the only Industrial Country in the World that doesn't have it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sayheykid View Post
    Thank Obama for what, trying to give everyone healthcare? who so you think pays for the uninsured. We are the only Industrial Country in the World that doesn't have it.
    I think there are some flaws in the system but I do think he was trying to do the right thing. In CA they did this for years, keeping people part time so they would not have to pay medical because it was the law there.

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    I have no medical, but as soon as I los my 2 houses I will be applying for medicaid

 

 

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