Wal-Mart returning workers to full-time employment
It turns out treating your employees like shit and giving bad customer care isn’t all that great for business. And if your sole reason for screwing 35,000 employees is to avoid Obamacare, it’s also not very forward thinking.
Wal-Mart, the nation’s largest employer, announced Monday that 35,000 part-time employees will soon be moved to full-time status, entitling them to the full healthcare benefits that were scheduled to be denied them as a result of Wal-Mart’s efforts to avoid the requirements of Obamacare.
While some analysts believe that the move comes as Wal-Mart is attempting to deal with the negative view many Americans have of its worker benefits program, a closer look reveals the real reason for the shift—
Wal-Mart’s business is going south due to the company’s penchant for putting politics and the squeeze on Wal-Mart employees ahead of the kind of customer satisfaction that produces prosperity over the long-term.
I’m no fan of Wal-Mart - refuse to shop there as I consider that chain to be a malignant tumor on the face of the nation - but it’s good to see them at least giving their employees enough hours again.
My favorite part of the article is this paragraph (bolding mine)
While there are no shortage of Americans who enjoy deriding the Affordable Care Act as a ‘job killer’, what will soon emerge—and sooner than you may think—is an understanding that the losses experienced by businesses that cut worker hours will far exceed whatever is gained by avoiding giving employees the healthcare benefits their families so badly require.